February 9, 2018: Compulsive Behavior – Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – (Part 5)- Conclusion

via Daily Prompt: Simplify

 

Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

Good Afternoon & Happy Friday to All!!!  Yay!!! We made it!!!

This week really seemed long for no apparent reason.  Maybe, it’s because I’m hoping my roommate “JK” comes home next week.  I never mentioned it until now, but she stopped at home for a blip this past Monday, along with her sister to tend to matters of her finances and making sure the bills were paid.  I truly was thrilled to have seen her.  January was a touch and go sort of month, and I am ecstatic that she overcame an uphill battle.  Thank’s to many thoughts and prayers along the way.  So, with fingers crossed, “JK” will be home again, and we can share our morning “Coffee Discussions” once again.  LOL!  ☕️ 😊

Okay, so today, I’m gonna wrap things up about the subject of the week.  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, (OCD).  I intend to simplify today’s entry, only because it is Friday, and I feel as if I’ve knocked you guy’s out with information all week long.

Complications:

  • Health issues, such as dermatitis from frequent hand-washing
  • Inability to go to work, school or other social engagements
  • Troubled relationships
  • Poor quality of life
  • Suicidal thoughts and behavior

Prevention:

According to studies done by the Mayo Clinic {Copyright 1998-2018}, There’s no sure way to prevent obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD).  However, getting treatment as soon as possible may help prevent (OCD) from worsening and disrupting activities and your daily routine.

Cashiers Funny CartoonOMG!  This is me!  I freak every time the cashier decides to pack my groceries because of this very reason.  Why would you bad bananas and bread in the same bag?  That’s abnormal, and they should be checked out by a professional for their own help!  😡 😠 🤬 Damn it!

Diagnosis:

  • Physical exam, this may be done to rule out other complications.
  • Lab test, complete blood work

Diagnosis Challenges:

It truly is hard to specifically nail down (OCD) symptoms because (OCD) is similar to anxiety disorders, personality disorders, depression, schizophrenia or other mental health disorders.  You have to work with your doctor, and it may help to keep a log book of certain triggers as well as mood changes to determine with your doctor.  Psychotherapy, (CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, will most likely determine if you are likely to have (OCD).  Exposure and Responsive Prevention (ERP), another type of (CBT) therapy, involves digging a bit deeper into the root of the problem.  Why do you fear dirt?  Why do obsess over the little things that trigger, and cause anxiety?  Again, work with your doctor, and the best way to do this is to be open and honest. 

ocd treatment - Google SearchYou may have to be placed on antidepressants, and other medications to ease the anxiety that comes with (OCD).  Another discussion to have with your doctor. 💊 😳 🤪 😵  No worries, they don’t make you wackier.  It’s a mood stabilizer that will again, ease the anxiety associated with the onset of triggers and anxiety.

Alright, my friends, This concludes this weeks series of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).  If you feel that you are a candidate for (OCD), please contact your doctor and/or mental health center for further information, and assistance.

I thank all the readers for participating in answering the following questions, and/or submitting their own experiences with (OCD), it was very helpful to one another, and even me.  I learned a thing or two along the way myself.

Have a wonderful Friday afternoon and a great weekend!

Take Care & God Bless,

Beckie

 

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3 comments

  1. I only go to the U-scan as I want to pack my own bags – especially since I sometimes come into the house and don’t put everything away right away … just the refrigerated stuff. Especially true if I go grocery shopping before work. And they are cheap – they use one of those flimsy bags that tear and break apart – I triple bag, no worries that way … bananas get their own bag … who knows where they’ve been enroute from a hot company where they pick them before they ripen and gas them to get them the color yellow. If you go to the U-scan, it means you want to pack yourself – simple s that.

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      • I don’t like to drive in Winter, so I go grocery shopping in the Fall and get alot of pantry items, canned goods, etc. in … so I have bags everywhere then – I do that over the course of four or five different trips to the store, just for pantry goods. Then it takes me awhile to stock the metal shelves downstairs, have to remove all the cans or stuff I have on hand, put new stuff there and old stuff on top … but it is nice in the heart of Winter to only have to stop for some refrigerated stuff and bread – I put bread or bagels in the freezer but I don’t like that freezer-burn taste you get.

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