To briefly help understand and know what both obsessions and compulsions are, examples of real situations and factors are beneficial. Obsessing and being obsessed are commonly used everyday words. However, obsession is even more serious. Obsession considers repeated thoughts, urges, or mental images that cause anxiety. The most common symptoms of obsession include fear of germs or contamination; unwanted thoughts sexually related, religious, and harmful; aggressive thoughts towards others or self; loss of control; and having possessions in a perfect order. Furthermore, compulsions are repetitive behaviors a person with OCD feels the urge to respond to in response to an obsessive thought. The common examples of compulsions include excessive cleaning and washing their hands; ordering and arranging objects in a particular way; repeatedly checking on their surroundings; or counting. Not all habits are relatively compulsions. However, a person with OCD generally cannot control his or her thoughts or behaviors, even when those thoughts or behaviors are recognized as being excessive. People with OCD tend to spend at least an hour a day on thoughts or behaviors; they do not show pleasure when performing the behaviors or habits, but they feel relief from the anxiety the thoughts have caused; and they experience important problems in their daily lives due to the thoughts or behaviors. There are individuals with OCD that also have a tic
OCD follows a pretty typical cycle, in which patients have obsessions that can become triggered, and when they become triggered, the patient feels anxiety. In order to combat that anxiety, they will try to relive it by creating behaviors, called compulsions. The compulsions temporarily provide relief until the obsessions are triggered again. There are a few common types of OCD:
Obsessions Obsessions are unwanted ideas or impulses that repeatedly well up in the mind of a person with OCD. These are thoughts and ideas that the sufferer cannot stop thinking about. A sufferer will almost always obsess over something which he or she is most afraid of. Common ideas include persistent fears that harm may come to self or a loved one, an unreasonable concern with becoming contaminated, or an excessive need to do things correctly or perfectly. Again and again, the individual experiences a disturbing thought, such as, "My hands may be contaminated -- I must wash them" or "I may have left the gas on" or "I am going to injure my child." These thoughts tend to be intrusive, unpleasant, and produce a high degree of anxiety. Sometimes the obsessions are of a violent or a sexual nature, or concern illness. People with OCD who obsess over hurting themselves or others are actually less likely to do so than the average person. Obsessions are typically automatic, frequent, distressing, and difficult to control or put an end to by themselves. With these reoccurring obsessions continuously being played in the sufferers mind, they start performing repetitive acts that reassure them that their hands aren’t dirty, or the gas for the stove is turned of. This response to their obsession is called a compulsion.
Part Two—Disease Diagnostic Criteria Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a pattern of recurring obsessions and compulsions that are severe enough to be time consuming and interfere with a person’s daily functioning. They must cause marked distress (such as pain or physical harm to the person) or significant impairment. Usually, they take more than
Victor Frankenstein The choices we make set our path to our destination in life. Victor Frankenstein created a monster to heal his own disease of loneliness, obsession, and suffering. By doing so, he designed a monstrosity that spiraled out of control. He was on a journey of self-fulfillment to finding access
Anxiety, Mood, and Dissociative Disorder Matrix Abnormal Psychology Disorders | DSM-IV-TR Criteria | Examination of Classifications and Symptoms | A. Anxiety Disorders: | | | 1. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) | A. Excessive anxiety and worry (apprehensive expectation) about two (or more) domains of activities or events (for example, domains like
Before delving into the main points, the definition of stalking must be outlined. According to Patricia Tjaden and Nancy Thoennes, in their study of the National Violence Against Women Survey, “Stalking generally refers to harassing or threatening behavior that an individual engages in repeatedly, such as following a person, appearing at a per son 's home or place of business, making harassing phone calls, leaving written messages or objects, or vandalizing a person 's property. These actions may or
Social Deviance in Bartleby the Scrivener Bartleby the Scrivener is a story that takes place on Wall Street, peopled by workers of a common mold. Being a non-conformatist of the most extreme type, Bartleby is eventually suffers a death of attrition. The message that Melville intends for the reader is how society has little tolerance for social deviance. I mentioned a common mold, the engine which impelled the "society" of Wall Street to keep on existing. This common mold consists of working a full day, going home and relax, possibly drinking some beer or whatnot. BartlebyÍs obsession proceeds throught three stages before his demise. Initially BartlebyÍs obsession is with his employ as a scrivener by the narrator, and works day and night "as if famished for something to copy." His obsession is single-mindedly with accomplishing as much copying as humanly possible to the exclusion of everything else. The first few attempts of the narrator to tell Bartleby to do something else, no matter how slight the task, are abortive. The narrator chooses to overlook this shortcoming due to the meritorious nature of BartlebyÍs obsession for his work. After a series of requests from the narrator that all end in failure, Bartleby makes the decision to shift his decision to something else, doing nothing whatsoever. This of course, is a kind of obsession that is not acceptable and will come to be crushed by
Case Study: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – The Case of Bess Your Name PSY/410 Date Professor Obsessive Compulsive Disorders: The Case of Bess Obsessive compulsive disorder commonly (OCD) can be defined as an anxiety disorder differentiated by acts of compulsiveness or continual thoughts of obsession. Persistent thoughts, images, and desires are characteristics of obsessions. These thoughts, images, and desires are not typically willed into one’s mind as they are often senseless, illogical, aggressive, taboo, etc. Compulsive acts are unrealistic and repetitive behaviors. The fear of contamination with germs, dirt, or grease is the most common obsession, which leads to thoroughgoing or compulsive cleansing rituals. Religion, sex,
Stalking is a relatively new crime in which is defined by as unwanted obsessive behavior by a group or individual toward another person. Stalking can be categorized as a domestic violence crime in which one person involved in a romantic relationship with another becomes obsessed compulsively over the loss of a romantic partner due to abuses committed against a spouse or lover during the course of an intimate relationship. According to the National Institute of Justice, stalking is defined
In the modern world we see many examples of obsessions that are productive and have led people to greatness by their single minded focus on their tasks or goals; however, we also see obsessions that are nonproductive or detrimental to the individual in the form of stalking, drug and alcohol use, or the failure to give up obsessions leading to the demise of their life, family or happiness. Obsession has plagued humanity throughout its history. It has been the downfall of many great leaders and also characters in classic books. In Frankenstein Victor Frankenstein was overwhelmed by an obsession that ended up taking over his life. Through Victor’s obsession for knowledge and to create life, which leads to his demise, it is easy to find the same
Stalking is a word most people are familiar with. Nevertheless, this word is not easily defined. In fact, it is defined differently based on the state you reside in. According to Schmalleger and Hall (2014), stalking is defined as “the intentional frightening of another through following, harassing, annoying, tormenting, or terrorizing activities” (p. 245). Normally the stalker is someone the victim has a personnel relationship with, yet, that is not always the case. Stalking is not a victimless crime and can happen to men or women.
Obsessions are involuntary, uncontrollable thoughts, images, or impulses that occur over and over in the mind. You can’t stop the ideas and your head even if you don’t want them. They become disturbing and distracting at times. Most common obsessions can include anywhere from fear of dirt or germs, fear of contamination, a need for symmetry, order, and precision, religious obsessions, preoccupation with body wastes, lucky and unlucky numbers, sexual or aggressive thoughts, fear of illness or harm coming to oneself or relatives, preoccupation with household items ,intrusive sounds or words.
Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder "Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized by obsessions or compulsions". ( Kring, Johnson, Davison,& Neal 2014) The obsession individuals with OCD experiences are excessive and it affects individuals with functioning normally in their everyday life. According to Kring et al., (2014 ) obsessions are intrusive and recurring thoughts, images, or impulses that are persistent and uncontrollable and often appear irrational to the person experiencing them. Compulsions are when someone has to do the same repetitive behavior in order to relieve distress of what is in their thoughts. People with this disorder also feel anxious and have other anxiety disorders. "Though OCD was considered a type of
OCD plagues people with intrusive, unwanted thoughts or obsessions, which are rarely pleasant. People who have these obsessions recognize that they are senseless. Still, they are unable to stop them. They may worry about