Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday #MentalHealth #MythBuster: #OCD Can Be Cured On Its Own

#OCD is a type of anxiety disorder that can cause distress in a person

#OCD involves persistent, recurrent thoughts, ideas and images

#Trying to ignore the thoughts, ideas and images feel impossible to the sufferer

#OCD involves repetitive behaviors that are driven by the obsessional thoughts

#Some of the repetitive behaviors (compulsions) include hand washing, repeating words, letters, numbers

#The behaviors are meant to reduce stress in the sufferer

#The behaviors have tremendous impact on the person’s daily life activities

#OCD is treatable

#A sufferer has to realize the obsessions and compulsions are causing distress enough to seek help

Asha, Licensed Mental Health Specialist



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