30 Mar 07
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a a form of anxiety disorder that is characterized by obsessive, distressing and intrusive thought and related compulsions which attempts to neutralize the obsession. Obsessions are recurrent and persistent thoughts, impluses or images that are experienced that are troublesome to the individual. Complusions are repetitive behavior or mental acts that must be applied rigidly. This tends to be slightly more common to females than males. Some symptoms are repetitive hand washing, fear of contamination, repetitive clearing of throat though nothing seems to be blocking the passageway and perfectly aligning objects. Treatment of this disease requires a combination of behavioral, cognitive and medical therapy. Medications include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors such as Paroxetine (paxil), Sertraline (zoloft), and tricylic antidepressants
30 Mar 07
Obsessive compulsive is when someone has to do the same thing all the time and is unable to change there habits as they fear that if they do something will happen . Someone who does the same thing everyday no matter how they are feeling or no matter who is around . They obsess about it when they are not doing it and wish they were still doing it .