Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder OCD
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a pattern of intrusive ideas and concerns that drive you to perform compulsions repeatedly (obsessions). These obsessions and compulsions disrupt your daily activities, causing significant discomfort.
You may try to ignore or resist your obsessions, but doing so only heightens your discomfort and worry. In the end, you feel compelled to perform compulsive behaviors in an attempt to relieve tension. Despite your attempts to avoid or get rid of distressing ideas or urges, they keep returning. This causes a vicious cycle of OCD ritualistic behavior.
OCD often centers around certain themes — for example, an excessive fear of getting contaminated by germs. To ease your contamination fears, you may compulsively wash your hands until they’re sore and chapped.
If you have OCD, you may be ashamed and embarrassed about the condition, but treatment can be effective.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) usually begins in adolescence or young adulthood, but it can start at any age. The symptoms usually begin gradually and vary in severity over time. Over the years, the sorts of obsessions and compulsions you have might change. When you’re under a lot of stress, your OCD symptoms generally get worse. Although OCD is often considered a lifelong disease, it may manifest with mild to severe symptoms or become so complex and time-consuming that it is debilitating.A Space For You Mental Health Care in Bayonne NJ offers special care for children, teens, and adolescents coping with depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder.