Friday, June 23, 2017

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

The book talks about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which is  a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts and behaviors that they feel the urge to repeat over and over. There are many people that "claim" to have OCD because they are very neat and organized, or like things to be exactly perfect. These can be mild cases of OCD, or these individuals can be considered really neat. Sometimes, individuals forget that this is an actual disorder that takes over someones mind and changes their whole lifestyle. People do not ask for this disorder, and try to cope with it the best way possible.

The obsessions are repeated thoughts , urges, and mental images that can cause anxiety. The compulsions are repetitive behaviors that a person with OCD feels the urge to do in response to an obsessive thought. Some individuals with OCD also have a tic disorder. Motor tics are sudden, brief, repetitive movements, such as eye blinking and other eye movements, facial grimacing, shoulder shrugging, and head or shoulder jerking. There is medication to treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, because sometimes it can alter an individuals whole life.

Below is a video clip of what it is like to have OCD. This man made a short video on what his mind sounds like every second of the day.


  1. I enjoyed reading over your post and watching the Youtube clip on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I found it interesting that you said that most people claim to have some form of OCD. Each case is different in severity and form, which makes me to believe I may have a slight for of OCD in life. When it comes to certain writing an emails, putting together a flyer, or writing an email, I see myself over analyzing it. I see myself going back and forth reading it, changing words and grammar. This may just be a small form of OCD, but I can honestly say its a big burden for me when writing.

  2. I think it is important how you mentioned that not only can OCD change one's entire lifestyle, but the individual suffering from it does not ask for it and lives their life dealing with it the best way they know how.

  3. It's good that I can read such a great article.