Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD):

There are few very serious words which people tend to just say without knowing the seriousness of the words, few feel its cool and few feel its nothing serious and few say it without knowing.
Words like depression and anxiety are two of the few things which are not taken seriously. 
Anyways, today there is a lot more awareness among people when the topic is about depressions and anxiety. 
But there is another mental illness which is not taken seriously but is a very serious thing and it has the capability to lead a person to depression and even death.
Obsessive compulsive disorder, around 90% of the world thinks that OCD is just about wanting to be clean and organised that is a totally wrong perspective.

"Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), and behaviors that drive them to do something over and over (compulsions). Often the person carries out the behaviors to get rid of the obsessive thoughts."

So, basically a person suffering from OCD gets unwanted, intrusive thoughts that they do not want and do not understand why they get them, and during this process of getting these thoughts they perform few rituals(compulsion) by which they would get rid of this anxiety for a while.

For example:
The obsessive thought that a person gets may be that he would kill himself, he would think about this all day all night and lose sleep and get anxious and depressed about it, meanwhile a ritual may calm the person down but it is not the cure for this, it would bring relief to the person only for a short period of time, after a point of time it may disturb daily activities of a person.
The ritual may be:
Saying someones name 10 times, or touching the door knob several times, locking and unlocking the door several times or ringing the bell a several times. These rituals may vary from person to person.

One may say this does not have a cure but every mental health problem always had a cure and it does too. Its just necessary to identify it and talk about it instead of feeling ashamed about it.
It is very important that family members and friends should support and help a person going through this phase. It a very difficult situation he/she is dealing with.

Few Myths and Generalizations of OCD:
It is not true that OCD is all about cleanliness and organization. Cleanliness is just a coping mechanism few people use. You don't need to wash your hands a thousand times to have OCD, it's way more serious than that.
It's not true that children do not get OCD. This is a deadly problem that does not have anything do with a  persons age, gender, caste or religion.
It is not true that OCD cannot be treated, there is no problem which cannot be treated if you go to the right person for treatment.

Many mental health care professionals, psychologists and psychiatrists say that OCD can be cured by exposing the patient with the problem to the obsession and their fears. It is very important for them to understand that this is just a thought and it is not true.

 There are few types of OCD which a larger number of people do not even know exsist:

POCD (Pedophile OCD):
Pedophile OCD is an OCD where you get intrusive and unwanted and sexual thoughts about children. A person with pedophile OCD is totally opposite to an actual pedophile, he is always scared that he would harm a child but he would never do it. This may lead to a lot of self-doubt, anxiety and depression.

HOCD: (Homosexual OCD)
A person with this OCD are constantly scared about their sexuality, they are constantly scared weather they are straight, bisexual, homosexual etc.

ROCD: ( relationship OCD)
People with ROCD constantly feel the need to check on their relationships. They have a constant fear that their partner would cheat on them. They always need to check on them. They get questions like:
Is the person good enough for me, am I good enough for the person, do they like me as much as I do, do I like them as much as they do etc.

There is always a cure for this. One should just be brave enough to go and talk to a professional about their problems. The cure for this is pretty much the same as every other OCD according to mental health professionals. They should be treated with calm.

Mental health professionals on POCD, HOCD and ROCD:


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