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OCD: Know your own compulsions

Written by Editorial Team | Published : April 26, 2019 12:21 PM IST



In a new study conducted at the Hiroshima University, the researchers revealed that people who reported intense feelings of responsibility are more likely to develop Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD). OCD is a condition where a person repeats certain activities or keeps thinking about an event while GAD is a persistent type of anxiety. There are a number of compulsion types that are associated with OCD like ordering and arranging stuff in a particular way, repetition, washing and cleaning, etc. Here, we share with you about the different types of compulsion that you experience when you suffer from OCD.



Cleaning: People with OCD not only wash their hands regularly and clean their home multiple times to get rid of contaminants, but in some cases, an OCD patient may even avoid going to several places due to the fear of possible contaminants around the area.



Counting: This is a fear that forces you to believe that certain numbers are of special significance and they tend to perform tasks at a particular time of the day. Also, you may count your steps as you walk or watch the clock for a specific time. For example, you fear that something will go wrong if you don’t look at the clock at 12.15.