Obsessive compulsive disorder

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Last Updated: 04 May 2022
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Obsessive compulsive disorder is a mental health condition where an individual has obsessive thoughts and compulsive activity. OCD symptoms can range from mild to serious. Some people with OCD might spend an hour or so a day participated in obsessive-compulsive thinking and behaviour, yet for others the condition can totally take over their life. Brain imaging research studies have shown the brains of some people with OCD can be different from the brains of people who do not have the condition. Studies have additionally shown people with OCD have an inequality of serotonin in their brain. Serotonin is a chemical the brain uses to transfer info from one brain cell to another. Obsessive-compulsive disorder usually begins when you are a teenager or young adult. Boys frequently develop OCD at a younger age than girls. Risk variables for OCD include: Family history. People with a first-degree relative that has OCD go to higher risk. Scientists require to do more studies to comprehend the link between the brain distinctions and OCD. Some studies have found a link between trauma in youth and OCD. In some cases, children might develop OCD or OCD symptoms following a streptococcal infection. OCD can influence women, men and children. An obsession is a recurring behaviour or mental act that you feel you require to do to temporarily ease the undesirable sensations brought on by the obsessive thought. As an example, a person with an obsessive concern of being burglarized may feel they need to check all the doors and windows are secured several times before they can leave their home. Women can sometimes have OCD throughout pregnancy or after their child is born.

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