What is Obsessive–compulsive disorder?

OCD or Obsessive-compulsive disorder  is a mental disorder where people perform “rituals” repeatedly and with out a logical or functional reason to do so. in a way, they are not in control of the thoughts or activities.

Examples:

  • Hand washing.
  • Counting of things.
  • Checking to see if a door is locked.
  • Difficulty throwing things out.
  • Tics
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Persistent thoughts of suicide.

“The cause is unknown. There appears to be some genetic components with both identical twins more often affected than both non-identical twins.[2] Risk factors include a history of child abuse or another stress-inducing event.  Some cases have been documented to occur following infections. The diagnosis is based on the symptoms and requires ruling out other drug-related or medical causes. Rating scales such as the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale can be used to assess the severity. Other disorders with similar symptoms include anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, eating disorders, tic disorders, and obsessive–compulsive

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsessive%E2%80%93compulsive_disorder personality disorder.

Samantha Pena tells her experience with an Obsessive-compulsive disorder and the many things that she has to go through in order to live a balanced life.