We all have habits and routines that help keep us clean, healthy, and safe. They include washing hands before eating, locking doors, turning the stove off, reading before bed, laying out clothes for the next day. However, people with obsession disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder experience intrusive thoughts or obsessions that cause them to perform ritualistic behaviours and routines or compulsions to easy their anxiety.
While such individuals realise that their seemingly uncontrollable behaviour is irrational, they are unable to stop. Their daily life is affected as simple tasks or chores take the form of insurmountable problems. Relationships with family and friends can often become strained or problematic.
Worried that your loved one or you might be suffering from Obsession?
Some symptoms of Obsession are:
- Constant, irrational worry about dirt, germs, or contamination
- Excessive concern with order, arrangement, or symmetry
- Preoccupation with losing or throwing away objects with little or no value
- Distasteful religious and sexual thoughts or images
- Fear that negative thoughts or impulses will cause personal harm to a loved one
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