Characteristics Of People With OCD (obsessive Compulsive Disorder)?
Hello, I am a 21 year old woman. I want to ask. I am the type of person who is disciplined, organized and likes cleanliness. Every day I clean the house, I am very obsessed with cleaning, even if there is dirt, it doesn’t feel right, I want to clean it quickly until I clean it repeatedly. And if something is bothering me when I am fine, I like to be angry … do I suffer from OCD?
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OCD or obsessive compulsive disorder is a mental disorder that causes patients to have to do something repeatedly to relieve excessive anxiety and anxiety. So that not everyone who does it repeatedly is an OCD patient. For example, if your house will be visited by important guests, then sometimes someone wants to look perfect and clean, so you will often clean the area of your house many times to make sure your house is clean at all points of your house, this is an attitude of worry because you do not want to disappoint guests, and this is still within reasonable limits, because you clean the house over and over at all points of your home. However, in people with OCD, the patient will do the same treatment repeatedly at the same point, even though it is clean, and sometimes the patient already knows that the point is clean, but he feels the need to repeat the cleaning many times because of concern excessive is not true.
Therefore, it is generally difficult to ascertain an OCD condition with behavior wanting perfection without direct examination by a psychiatrist or psychologist. However, in general, in OCD patients, this has affected their quality of life and affects their lives personally and socially. So all the possibilities and implications of your treatment need to be discussed with your doctor.
Some of the symptoms that often accompany a patient and indicate that you should consult a doctor are: can be:
1. in 1 day, you can spend 1 hour to think about or do the action
2. do not get pleasure from his behavior, but only get a sense of relief that lasts temporarily
3. can not control it, even though they realize the thought or behavior is excessive
4. feel his behavior and actions have affected the quality of his life and daily activities.
Consult with your psychiatrist and psychologist, so that the doctor can conduct direct interviews, tests or certain questionnaires, as well as physical examinations and psychiatric examinations that are needed. all examination results will be a reference for doctors in determining the presence or absence of OCD which is the cause, then providing care and treatment needed if there are medical conditions encountered.
For now, you should be able to identify whether there are stress factors or other triggers and whether this is causing an effect on your quality of life, so you can control this. As long as you can control it, it is hoped that all this will not affect you more in the future.
Thus the info we can convey.