Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder ( OCD )
OCD ( Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) an anxiety disorder. OCD is characterized by uncontrollable intrusive thoughts and action that can only be alleviated by patterns of rigid and ceremonial behavior. Symptoms frequently cause considerable distress and interference with daily social or work activities. There may be a major preoccupation with the smallest of details in daily life. Obsessive ideas frequently involve contamination, dirt, diseases, germs, real / imagined trauma, or some type of frightening / unpleasant theme. People recognize their obsessive ideas do not make sense but are unable to stop them. These obsessive thoughts frequently lead to compulsive behaviors as the person try to prevent or change some dreaded event. They frequently repeating activities over and over again. ( E.g., washing hands, cleaning things up, checking locks )
NOT DUE TO A SUBSTANCE, GENERAL MEDICAL CONDITION, OR OTHER DISORDER.
Recognize that the obsession or compulsion is unreasonable. This does not apply to children.
At least one hour daily must be taken up doing distressful obsessive / compulsive activities or there must be some type of marked impairment in important areas of functioning. (E.g., work, social life, ... )
With Poor Insight: