What are the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Causes and Symptoms?

According to psychologists person suffering from OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) generally gets affected slowly and shows various Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Symptoms slowly. In this condition patient themselves do not know what and why they are doing. At first they start behaving unnatural and their routine gets disturbed. They spend most of their time repeatedly doing the things which have no use to them.

Imbalances in some sort of hormones is one of the common obsessive compulsive disorder causes. In this condition there is increment in some hormones and decrement in others creating an imbalance between them.

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250/365: Welcome to the Psych Ward: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Photo credit: by Janine)

OCD and Nervous System

The nervous system is much like a complicated circuit in our body. If it loses the connection at one point, our mind gets affected and the defects are created in our body. Some defects in the body parts may also be the cause for OCD.

Thousands of nerves and veins are present in our bodies that are just like a spider web. Some nerves are responsible in controlling this type of behavior in our body. OCD is mainly caused in depressed patients. However they can be treated by knowing their case history and by some counseling and medicines.

According to WHO (World Health Organization) OCD is a major problem by which many people are suffering all around the world. In India about 1.2 crore of total population is affected by this type of disorder and 1% of total population of children is also affected by this chronic disease.

After the treatment, only 40% of total patients are found to be fully cured and 30% of them needs much more time to get cured completely.

Some Common Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Symptoms

Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder may include variety of different and crazy things. People suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Symptoms creates many types of images in their virtual mind. Some people create an image of happenings and incidents they have seen recently. They always try to compare it with them in their present life. They always have the fear about it, that it can also happen to them.

Some women have the habit of shopping and are totally crazy of buying more and more things, whether it is of use to them or not. They do this because they have seen these things in their friends’ home or neighborhood. While doing this they don’t even think of their income and monthly budgets.

Women also are inhabitant of bargaining a lot. They bargain a lot even taking some minor things and are so cheap. They go to various shops for buying a single item wasting much of their time. Some OCD patients after wasting much time are not satisfied with what they had bought and go for changing or for buying a new one, next day.

These are some OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder symptoms that are common. During this the patient seems to be confusing and does not know what he is doing. He does not have the idea that the things which he is doing can look funny to others and can create problems for others.

Some Other Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Symptoms

Apart from common Obsessive compulsive disorder symptoms there are many other crazy things that a person suffering from Obsessive compulsive disorder seems to do. Some people suffering from obsessive compulsive disorders always checks their gas cylinder in the kitchen after seeing a death happened in the neighborhood due to bursting of the gas cylinder in their kitchen.

They connect themselves with these types of incidents and are always feared of that this can also happen to them also. This fear made a home in their minds and cannot stop this fear from doing some unnatural behavior. Some of these patients are always affected by the feelings such as fear, criminal nature, depression, failure, madness, fights, anger, etc.

Some people have the habit of seeing their work many times which they have completed and checked before. They do it repeatedly and regularly in order to just confirm that it is done OK or not. This can be confirmed just once also. But they do it repeatedly because they don’t want anyone to complain about their work done.

Similarly some have the habit of washing their hands regularly, may be 10 to 20 times in an hour. And this is among most common Obsessive compulsive disorder symptoms that many people suffering from OCD shows. Some keeps a weapon with them while sleeping due to some fear making home in their minds, and they don’t want something unexpected happen to them.

There are many obsessive compulsive disorder causes. Craziness in these people suffering from OCD is also sometimes due to some problems that are personal and concerning to their family. They always creates a picture in mind which compels them to create the problems in some others life.

They are always jealous of some family members. Some of them cannot tolerate the happiness of others. These people neither lives happily nor can tolerate other people living happily.

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