For everyone who has watched “Split” (2017-James McAvoy is the lead actor), have you ever wonder why the personality of Dennis always clean everything after touching? It’s because he has a condition called Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a rare but serious illness that affects the sick and those around them. This disease is a kind of mental disorders that many people are afraid to let others know that they are dealing with, which is why many patients are not treated promptly, resulting in unfortunate consequences.
What is the Obsessive-compulsive disorder?
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic and long-lasting form of the psychiatric disorder characterized by brain abnormalities in the processing of information. They have reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over again.
There are some significant initial manifestations of the disease
- The disease is a rare psychiatric illness, and people with the disease are usually teenagers and adolescents (but do not rule out the case of the elderly and children). Early diagnosis should be made so as not to cause serious consequences which affect their life.
- In the beginning, obsession with an invisible body always left the mind in a state of anxiety, fatigue, and confusion such as visual aversion, or hair loss. Other actions which should be noticed are snitching for no purpose or going shopping unconsciously, etc.
- The condition begins to get worse when the patient has to perform some sort of coercive action to relieve an obsessive pressure (such as cleaning, bathing, checking, etc.).
- The person starts to feel frightened of people around him, afraid that he or she will find his or her other signs and become depressed and try to evade everything in his real life.
Psychological symptoms and behaviors
People with this OCD sometimes have only one or sometimes have all of the following symptoms
Fear of dirty things
Patients who experience this fear always clean and wash everything immoderately. When they get sick, some patients suffer from excessive acid reflux, they can see persistent diarrhea and disgust, the cleaning and bathing, washing. It may be a few dozen times a day but it always feels insufficient.
Fear of Mistakes
It is necessary to re-check after completing something. But for patients with this condition, they are always afraid of mistakes. Although they have been checked several times, sometimes a few dozen times, but still they feel uneasy.
Requirements of accuracy and absolute targets
Patients with this fear are usually perfectionists. They carry the perfect psychology of everything and do not feel secure when they are not perfect on the road. They always require the level of accuracy has to be maximum. They can’t stand the thought of something is 1 mm incorrectly arranged on their desk.
Patients always have the feeling of not trusting anything and always checking, counting countless times for unknown reasons.
When you find yourself or someone with signs of obsessive-compulsive disorder, you should consult a psychiatrist and try not to shirk or feel guilty as this will cause a heavy psychological pressure. Sick man MAY commit suicide.
This disease can be completely cured by psychological and combined with the efforts of the patient as well as the help of relatives.
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Review Date: May 25, 2017 | Last Modified: May 25, 2017
National Institute of Mental Health, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/index.shtml?utm_content=buffer69236&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer. Accessed on May 5, 2017
International OCD Foundation, What is OCD?, https://www.google.com.vn/search?q=What+is+obsessive+compulsive+disorder+(OCD)&oq=What+is+obsessive+compulsive+disorder+(OCD)&aqs=chrome..69i57&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8/ Accessed on May 5, 2017