Essay about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental illness that effects nearly 5 million Americans, and half a million children. Its a disease that fills the brain with unwanted ideas, and worries. OCD is a diseases that effects the Cerebral frontal cortex.
Unfortunately there is no cure for OCD. Obsessive compulsive disorder can start developing as early as age five. In most cases OCD controls your life. Through out the rest of this paper I hope to inform you on Obsessive compulsive Disorders.
OCD fills your mind with unwanted worries or images, that cannot be rejected.
Patients must seek the help of others. Urges must be satisfied at once, so they don't grow stronger. Then vicious cycles develop. They became full time
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Some compulsions that are caused by OCD are;
Depression, anxiety, aggression, deception, phobias, double checking, sleep disturbances, washing excessively, appetite disorders, self mutilation, and other rituals.
The three main types of aggressive behavior caused by OCD are mental, verbal, and physical problems. The mental problems include violent images in the mind of the person with OCD. Verbal problems are cursing, and yelling a lot. Finally physical

aggression is shown toward people or objects. Physical aggression is usually directed toward a family member. About 65% of the people with OCD have one of these problems.
Some people with OCD have phobias. Unlike normal people with phobias who can simple avoid what they fear, people with OCD must perform a ritual to get away from it. For example; some one with a phobia of germs would just keep away from them, however an
OCD patient with a phobia of germs would have to wash there hands, and most everything they come into contact with to feel safe.
People with OCD often suffer from speech, and sight problems. They talk to fast, too slow, and sometimes they tend to change their voice in the middle of a conversation from a high pitch to a low pitch. Some patients are very talkative, and others talk very little. OCD patients sometimes see things. They have reported seeing transparent dots, or falling objects in there peripheral vision, such as books falling from shelves, or objects