Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) is described as disturbing obsessions and intense compulsions. In OCD patients, there have been obsessions–persistently intrusive and undesirable thoughts, emotions, or images, and compulsions–repetitive, ritualized behaviors. In which they often feel obliged to perform in an attempt to address or alleviate obsessional distress. In fact, we’re working on it for two decades and are one of the best OCD treatment center in Punjab.
What does OCD look like in adults?
Each person has its own unique symptoms, but there are some common patterns. To manage the disorder and lead a healthy life, therapy is essential but only after a thorough diagnosis. One may begin by understanding what OCD might look like in various settings— especially at home and at work.
Symptoms of OCD might look like this:
- Withdrawal from society, friends, and family because of obsessions with infectivity or our fear.
- Having no intimate relationship with a partner because of fear of germs, or intrusive violent thoughts.
- Obsessively involved in checking stoves, locks, or light switches before going out.
- Inhabit of stacking household things like old newspapers, and utensils.
- Unable to deal with any change in daily routine.
- Sudden anxiety attack due to worrying or fear or because of an obsession.
- Don’t feel comfortable shaking hands or attending work gatherings due to fears of germs and infection.
- Constantly worrying that colleagues will find out about the symptoms.
- Afraid of socializing because of worrying about being judged or mistreated.
- Obsessive about being cleaned, unnecessary spending time only on washing hands.
- Socially inappropriate ways of interacting with co-workers like touching them abruptly.
- Keeps on checking finished work, missing deadlines, and incomplete work.
- Always busy in arranging desk or workspace, bringing everything on the table in order again and again.
People with OCD are preoccupied with obsessional thoughts and compulsions which causes a lot of distress to them. Hence the right kind of help must be taken to treat it. Medicines and therapies (Exposure and response prevention ERP) are effective treatment options for this illness. If you feel that you experience such symptoms. Visit a mental health professional for help or you can visit mind plus, which is one of the best OCD treatment center in Punjab.
Case Study on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Like you are possessed.
In order to recover, we must first believe that we can.
Mrs. Seema is a 44-year-old government employee from Punjab, brought by her husband to an outpatient clinic. Although she had been trying to get her to the hospital for many months due to the difficulties. She was experiencing managing her daily routine. Seema had stopped going to work. She would spend a lot of time collecting newspapers, boxes, and waste materials. She would repeatedly count the washed clothes and utensils, because she felt if she would not count these, then something terrible would happen. To ease her anxiety, she would continue to be involved in compulsive behavior. If she was stopped from doing this ritualistic behavior. She becomes irritable and aggressive.
She has two school-going children who demanded attention and time from their mother. but because of illness, she could not provide this. Consequently, her relationship with them suffered.
Based on the clinical assessment and history provided by the family. Seema was advised that her diagnosis was that of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. It took some time for her to accept that her symptoms and experiences were the outcomes of a mental health condition. Above all the family and patient were educated about OCD. How it results in difficulties in her ability to manage her day-to-day responsibilities towards work and her family. Psychological Therapy – Exposure and response prevention was initiated with her in an outpatient clinic. She would come once a week. Gradually, two sessions in the week started where Seema would come with her family for therapy.
These therapy sessions were further carried out at her home. Where a therapist from the hospital would go on home visits. She is maintaining well for 2 years now. The family has observed changes in her behavior.
She has resumed going to work, is helping her children in her studies, and spending quality time with them. MindPlus Doraha has experience of over three decades in this field which become one of the best OCD treatment center in Punjab. If someone suffers from the same symptoms, contact us.