What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?
In our day-to-day life there have been few occasions when we may worry that we have left with house without locking the doors or we stove was left on. This worry makes us to return to our house soon and make sure if everything is okay. These worries are normal in our life, however few people experience extreme anxiety during these occasions. Often the anxiety which the person experience is so intense that it affects their normal life. The person may engage in repetitive action to reduce their anxiety level; however the person experiences an increase in anxiety if those repetitive actions are not performed. When the person experiences this level of anxiety, the person is diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder.
Obsessive compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder. People who are victims of obsessive compulsive disorder, experiences thoughts and fears which are beyond their control. Victims with this obsession carry out repetitive behaviours in an effort to stop their obsessions. Victims with this disorder often realize that they have an unreasonable obsession, and often try to stop their compulsive behaviour. Unfortunately quitting their compulsive behaviour increases their anxiety and distress which instantly resume the victim to perform their repetitive behaviour.