Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), which is a type of anxiety, is called as the whole of the thoughts that people can not prevent themselves from doing and they feel uncomfortable when they do not do it, and the behaviors they practice accordingly. This situation, which puts individuals under stress, negatively affects their functionality, and is thought to be uncontrollable, creates uneasiness.
Individuals with obsessive-compulsive symptoms exhibit certain ritualized behaviors to prevent their thoughts, and these behavior rituals are repeated as a vicious circle whenever these thoughts come to mind. People sometimes realize that these thoughts are illogical, meaningless, and absurd, but they still do nothing to prevent it. This situation can be extreme, up to the obstruction of daily work.
Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder;
For fear of contamination; washing hands frequently, taking more than one shower a day,
Frequent checking of appliances such as stove, tube, iron even though they are turned off,
Obsessed with order, giving too much importance to symmetry (eg: putting things in a certain order..)
Do not try to complete a task a certain number of times (eg: I have to wash the dishes 3 times)
Constantly repeating words and sentences that are important to him,
Not being able to throw away the things he bought, even if it doesn’t work,
Do not be afraid to touch the things that everyone touches, such as the door handle,
Fear of harming others,
For religious thoughts; worrying about thinking about things that are sinful,
Stress, experiencing a traumatic event, various problems experienced by people can lead to obsessive compulsive formation. The causes of this disorder differ from person to person, it is important to focus on what causes the obsession during treatment and to adjust the treatment plan accordingly.
This disorder, which is quite common, generally occurs in childhood, and its severity increases with age. As a method of treatment Cognitive Behavioral TherapyGetting support from specialists who practice can reduce these problems experienced by people.