The main symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) include:
Obsessions - intrusive, unwanted, and often disturbing thoughts, images, or impulses that repeatedly occur in the person's mind.
Common obsessions include fear of contamination, fear of causing harm to others, or fear of losing control.
Compulsions - repetitive behaviours or mental acts that the person feels driven to perform in response to their obsessions.
Examples of compulsions include excessive hand washing, checking, counting, arranging, and repeating words or phrases.
Anxiety - intense feelings of distress or fear that are triggered by the obsessions.
Time-consuming rituals - the compulsive behaviours can become time-consuming and interfere with daily activities.
Interference with daily life - the symptoms of OCD can significantly impact a person's daily life, causing significant distress and affecting their ability to function at work, school, or in personal relationships.
Doubt and Checking - the person may repeatedly check things (e.g., locks, appliances) to reduce anxiety caused by obsessive thoughts.
In addition to obsessions and compulsions, people with OCD may also experience anxiety, fear, guilt, and shame related to their thoughts and behaviours.
They may also spend a significant amount of time and energy performing compulsive behaviours, which can interfere with their daily activities and quality of life.
It's important to note that not everyone with OCD will experience the same symptoms or to the same extent.
If you think you may have OCD, it's important to speak with a mental health professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate specialist treatment.
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