It’s normal to go back and double check that you turned off the stove before you leave the house. But when the thoughts don’t stop or you have to keep checking that stove over and over, it could be OCD.
OCD stands for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – this is an anxiety disorder characterized by recurring, persistent unwanted thoughts, ideas, or fears (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Repetitive behaviors such as handwashing, counting, checking, or cleaning are often performed with the hope of preventing obsessive thoughts or making the thoughts go away. Performing these so-called “rituals,” however, provides only temporary relief, and not performing them markedly increases anxiety. –Source
Could you have OCD?
The symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder can come and go, and often get worse in times of stress. They include:
- fear of contamination or germs
- intrusive sexually detailed or violent thoughts and images
- fear of harming others or yourself
- excessive focus on religious ideas
- excessive focus on having things orderly
What causes it?
Like many anxiety disorders, the causes of OCD aren’t clearly understood. Main theories include:
- Biology. Some evidence shows that OCD may be a result of changes in your body’s own natural chemistry or brain functions. Some evidence also shows that OCD may have a genetic component, but specific genes have yet to be identified.
- Environment. Some researchers believe that OCD stems from behavior-related habits that you learned over time.
- Insufficient serotonin. An insufficient level of serotonin, one of your brain’s chemical messengers, may contribute to obsessive-compulsive disorder. Some studies that compare images of the brains of people who have obsessive-compulsive disorder with the brains of those who don’t show differences in brain activity patterns. In addition, people with obsessive-compulsive disorder who take medications that enhance the action of serotonin often have fewer OCD symptoms.
- Strep throat. Some studies suggest that some children develop OCD after infection with group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis — strep throat. However, these studies are controversial and more evidence is needed before strep throat can be blamed. -Source
Treatment for OCD
Thankfully there is help for OCD. Effective obsessive compulsive disorder treatment include psychotherapy, medications and self-help resources.
Commonly prescribed medications include: Celexa (citalopram), Lexapro (escitalopram), Prozac, Sarafem (fluoxetine), Luvox (fluvoxamine), Paxil, Paxil CR, Pexeva (paroxetine), Risperdal (risperidone), and Zoloft (sertraline).
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