Study finds link between OCD compulsions and physical sensations

Study finds link between OCD compulsions and physical sensations

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), characterized by intrusive thoughts, can lead to anxiety and a repetitive physical response. People afflicted with this disorder find it exceedingly difficult to control their anxiety or the strong urge to engage in some physical ritual. A recent study, published in the journal Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, established a link between the OCD-associated compulsions and the accompanying physical sensations. In the study, the authors asked the participants to answer a questionnaire to determine the strength of the sensory response, which could then be quantified. Read more

Know how to deal with OCD

Know how to deal with OCD

No one can dispute the power of thoughts. In fact, thoughts can break or make a person’s character and life. Unfortunately, distressing ideas and image haunt some people’s mind, so much so that they find it difficult to shake them off. Such a condition is most common among patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), OCD is a chronic mental disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions). The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), reports that 2.2 million people aged 18 and above in the United States are living with symptoms of the disorder during any given year. Read more