Obsessive-compulsive disorder (ΙΨΔ) often focuses on specific topics, such as the fear of microbial infection. To alleviate this fear, A person with STIs may be forced to wash their hands to the point where washing becomes painful and their skin is "cracked". This results in a "ritual" behavior and a "vicious circle" that is a characteristic symptom of OCD..
Symptoms of obsession:
- Fear of infection by handshake or by simply touching objects that other people have touched
- Doubts about whether you have locked the door or if you have turned off the water heater, etc.
- Intense stress when objects are not placed in order or if they do not "look" everything in the "right" place
- Thoughts of self-harm or causing injury to someone else
- Thoughts on euphemisms or inappropriate behavior
- Avoiding situations that can cause obsessions, such as handshake
- Increased stress from unpleasant sexual images that are constantly repeated in the mind
Symptoms of coercion:
- Wash your hands until the skin becomes very sensitive
- Checking repeatedly to see if the doors are locked, or whether the lights in the house are off etc.
- Checking repeatedly if the kitchen or water heater is turned off
- Counting following only a specific "ritual"
- Repeating a prayer constantly and silently, a word or phrase
- Arranging every object around him in a specific way that is always the same
Symptoms usually begin gradually and tend to vary in severity throughout the patient's lifetime. Symptoms generally worsen when a person experiences increased stress. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a lifelong disorder, which can be both serious and time consuming, to become an obstacle to the patient's life.