Debunking the myths of OCD - Natascha M. Santos

If you haven't experienced the feeling of a person who is consumed by OCD, then you really don't have the right to say that it's easy to overcome it. OCD is a serious condition that requires medical or behavioral intervention. While the thought of simply stopping the rituals or compulsions that cause bother seems very easy, for the person who has OCD, this is far from real. 

If left unaddressed, OCD can cost us our relationships, our jobs, and even the quality of our lives. What treatments are available for OCD? Two things. First, you may opt to take the directly medical route and go for drugs that are designed to increase serotonin levels in our brains and help us fight obsessions and compulsions. 

People who have been diagnosed with it have found themselves unable to take control of their own lives, to the point that relationships are destroyed and jobs are terminated. In certain cases, those with OCD are laughed at and ridiculed because their compulsions cause people to think that they are very foolish and weak. 

In fact, in some cases, it has been found to be a contributing factor to a developed insanity. For example: one of the most common OCD problems is the anxiety felt over the fact that germs are everywhere. There are certain people who are so scared of germs that they often find themselves uncontrollably washing their hands repeatedly whenever they are in a public place. 

Relationships and lives have been damaged because some people could not get hold of their obsessions and compulsions. Where does OCD come from? Obsessive compulsive disorder has not known cause, but researches have shown that it can be genetic, although the kind of obsessions or compulsions are not necessarily the same. 

Children And OCD Obsessive compulsive disorder does not discriminate. It knows no age, race, gender, sexual preference, nationality, intellectual prowess, and the like. Even the richest of people, who can afford all sort of medication can have OCD. The condition does not affect adults. In fact, even children suffer from the problem.