Psychiatrist in Lajpat Nagar

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD as it is commonly known as the pattern of unreasonable thoughts that can lead the patient to do repetitive behaviors. These obsessive and compulsive thoughts can seriously interfere with the quality of daily life, causing a massive amount of stress in the individual.

According to a renowned psychiatrist in Delhi, Ignoring or stopping the obsessions cause an increase in the anxiety level of the individual and the distress rises. Ultimately you will be compelled to perform some compulsive acts in order to decrease stress. Despite your best efforts to ignore or even getting rid of bothersome urges and thoughts they will invariably come back and lead to the vicious cycle of OCD.

Obsession Thoughts

  • Fear of contamination or of getting dirty
  • A need to have things in an orderly manner
  • Very aggressive and horrific thoughts of harming yourself or others
  • Unwanted thoughts of a sexual or religious nature

Compulsion thoughts and acts

  • Washing and cleaning
  • Checking
  • Counting
  • Orderliness
  • Adherence to a strict routine
  • Demanding of reassurances

Some signs and symptoms of compulsion

  • Washing the hands until the skin becomes raw
  • Checking the doors and windows repeatedly to ensure they’re locked
  • Checking the stove at regular intervals to make sure that it's off
  • Counting in certain patterns
  • Silent repetition of a word, phrase or prayer
  • Arranging things so that they are always in a certain way

Though OCD looks like an incurable mental disease, a psychiatrist in Lajpat Nagar can help with therapies and medication. Look for Dr. Sathya Prakash today and book an appointment so that your near and dear ones can avail of treatment and recover from OCD.

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