Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - DRHC Dubai Psychiatry Clinic

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder characterized by recurring, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors or mental acts (compulsions). While many people experience mild obsessions or compulsions at some point in their lives, OCD involves symptoms that are severe, time-consuming, and interfere with daily life.

Some common obsessions in OCD include:

  1. Fear of contamination or dirt
  2. Need for symmetry, order, or exactness
  3. Unwanted aggressive or taboo thoughts
  4. Fear of harming oneself or others
  5. Unpleasant sexual images or thoughts

Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that a person feels driven to perform in response to an obsession or according to rigid rules. These compulsions are aimed at reducing the distress or preventing a dreaded event.

Common compulsions in OCD include:

  1. Excessive cleaning or handwashing
  2. Checking things repeatedly (such as locks, appliances, or switches)
  3. Counting, repeating words, or doing other senseless rituals
  4. Hoarding or collecting items with no apparent value
  5. Repeating actions until they "feel just right"

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OCD is a chronic condition, but it can be managed with treatment. Treatment for OCD typically includes a combination of therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and medications, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These treatments can help reduce the frequency and intensity of obsessions and compulsions and improve quality of life.

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