Obsessive - Compulsive Disorder (OCD) (Types of Obsessions and Compulsions…
Obsessive - Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Types of Obsessions and Compulsions
Symmetry/ exactness/ just right
Obsession: Needing things to be symmetrical/ aligned just so. Urges to do things over and over until they feel "just right".
Compulsion: Putting things in a certain order. Repeating rituals.
Forbidden thoughts or actions (aggressive/sexual/religious)
Obsession: Fears, urges to harm self or others. Fears of offending God.
Compulsion: Checking. Avoidance. Repeated requests for reassurance.
Obsession: Germs. Fears of germs or contaminants.
Compulsion: Repetitive or excessive washing. Using gloves, masks to do daily tasks.
Obsession: Fears of throwing anything away.
Compulsion: Collecting/ saving objects with little or no actual or sentimental value such as food wrappings.
Definition of OCD
An anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, images, and sensations (obsessions) and engage in behaviors or mental acts in response to these thoughts or obsessions.
Obsessions: Intrusive and mostly nonsensical thoughts, images, or urges that the individual tries to resist or eliminate.
Compulsions: The thoughts or actions used to suppress the obsessions and provide relief.
Anxious Apprehension: Focused on recurring thoughts
Cognitive or behavioral rituals to neutralize or suppress thoughts.