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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Behaviors THOUGHTS ANXIETY OCD IDEAS FEELINGS What Is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Treatments OCD is an anxiety disorder, in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas sensations (obessions) or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something Symptoms Checking & Rechecking Actions Excessive Fear of germs Praying Silently over and over Do the same rituals over and over such as washing hands, locking and unlocking doors, counting, keeping unneeded items,or repeating the same steps again and again. People who suffer this disorder feel the need to repeat words and pray over and over againbecause they think it will prevent bad things from happening. They also feel the needto check their bodyover and over againbecause they feelthat they are contaminatedand unclean. In the United States itis estimated that 1 inevery 40 adults haveOCD and 1 in every 100 children have OCD. OCD equally effects men, woman and children of all races,ethnicity's and socioeconomic backgrounds. According to World Health organization, OCD is one of the top 20 causes of illness related disability, world wide forindiviuials between 14 and 44 years of age. Adult's Children Counseling Medication If there is no Help? People often fear revealing all of their symptoms, either because they feel ashamed of their thoughts,or because they believe it would beimpossible for therapy to help them with obsessions or compulsions that are particularlydifficult. Many experts believe that Cognitive Behavior Therapy tends to be a faster-acting and more cost-effective treatment for OCD over time than medication, and it doesnt involve the risk of side effects With out getting help with OCDthese are some of the effect:-OCD os chronic-Having Doubt & guilt-Not able to refuse obsessivethoughts-Can't depend on others for help Facts: -OCD can start at any age. In one third of adult patients the symptoms begin in childhood, adolescence or young adulthood. -Often OCD affects the family. Family members are sometimes drawn into the OCD behavior. Disability may affect family finances. -Evidence suggests that OCD runs in some families and may be genetically inherited.
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