Do you find yourself forced to think about something again and again? It is difficult to control the urge to do things repeatedly when you have done them once properly? In some cases, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD might be a reason for this. It may seem like a common thing that happens to many people, but when it begins to cause problems in academics and you are unable to concentrate on studies orwork, it must not be taken casually.
Take an Assessment
Answer with yes or no.Have you been bothered by unpleasant thoughts or images that repeatedly enter your mind, such as…
- Excessive concern with keeping things in perfect order?
- Unwanted religious or sexual thoughts?
- Concerns with dirt, germs, or bodily fluids (such as spit, sweat, urine, blood)
Have you worried a lot about terrible things happening, such as:-
- Losing something valuable?
- Accident or something bad happening to parents/brother/sister
- Accidentally or purposely hurting self/family members/classmates
Have you felt driven to perform certain acts over and over again, such as:-
- Washing or showering excessively or in a specific way
- Checking things (such as door locks, switches etc.)
- Checking homework or schoolwork to be sure it has been done correctly
- Counting several times just to be sure there is no mistake even during simple tasks
If you answer with yes to most of the above, you might want to get yourself checked.
** The above questions may not always indicate OCD, but are some warning signs.
Therapy depends on the individual need and discretion of the treatment provider.