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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Information about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

We Have to Know about the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • An anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent thoughts, feelings, ideas or sensations (obsessions) or behaviors that makes a person feel driven to perform (compulsions). A person may have both obsessions and compulsions

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions  

Causes Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Not known

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Signs & Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Obsessions or compulsions that cause significant distress or interfere with everyday life
  • Obsessions or compulsions are not due to medical illness or drug use
  • The person usually recognizes that the behavior is excessive or unreasonable.
  • When to seek medical advice
  • if symptoms interfere with daily life, work, or relationships
  • Risk factors
  • Treatment
  • Medicines
  • Psychotherapy
  • Self-care

Investigations  for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Lab tests
  • EEG
  • CT or MRI scan of the head
Investigations  for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder