Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. While many individuals with OCD are able to manage their symptoms and live fulfilling lives, there are cases where OCD becomes debilitating, severely impacting personal and professional life.
OCD is a mental health condition that causes a person to have uncontrollable thoughts, images, or impulses (obsessions) that are often distressing or frightening. To neutralize or alleviate the anxiety caused by these obsessions, a person may feel compelled to engage in repetitive behaviors, rituals, or mental acts (compulsions). What Are The Symptoms Of OCD? […]
People with OCD have various impaired cognitive functions that may include executive functioning. OCD and executive functioning issues often appear with the presence of one or both avoidance or anxious behaviors. In examining neuroimaging data, there seems to be a correlation between OCD and the areas of the brain that handle executive function.
Skipping a family birthday party to clean your kitchen for the second time that day or being preoccupied with how canned food is stocked in the pantry could be signs of a mental health condition known as obsessive-compulsive disorder. It’s a serious condition if ignored, but the symptoms are treatable.
Like all other mental health conditions, OCD does not have a known cure at this time. That said, there are treatments and forms of therapy that help alleviate the symptoms and bring you to a place of mindfulness and acceptance.