What is Obsessive Compulsive disorder? What is its etiology? What are some treatments?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 5:47 pm ad1c9bdddf
OCD is a disease that has both obsessive and compulsive elements.
Obsessions are characterized as unwelcome, intrusive, recurring thoughts that appear irrationally and uncontrollably.
Compulsions are repetitive, ritualistic behaviors that a person feels driven to perform to ward off some calamity. In other words, sometime people with OCD perform rituals to keep their anxiety in tact. For example, a person might wash their hands 5 times and that keeps their anxiety ...
Discusses obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), its etiology, and treatments available.