OCD Test -Accurate and Fun
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About OCD- What Is It?
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which some people have recurring, unwanted thoughts, ideas or sensations (obsessions) that cause them to feel pressured to do something repetitively (compulsions). The behaviors, such as hand washing, checking on things (oven, locked doors, whether they did a certain action) or cleaning, can interfere with interactions and an individual’s daily activities.
Individuals have concentrated behaviors that were repeated or thoughts that repeat over and over. But, these might add to or make tasks simpler and don’t disrupt daily life. For those who have OCD, ideas are persistent and behaviors and routines are rigid and, great distress is caused by them. Lots of people with OCD know or suspect that their obsessions aren’t true; others may believe that they may be true (called poor penetration ). If they understand their obsessions aren’t true, people with OCD have difficulty quitting the actions or keeping their attention.
A diagnosis of OCD requires the existence of obsession and/or compulsions which are time-consuming (greater than 1 hour per day), cause significant distress, and impair work, social or other significant function. About 1.2 percent of Americans have OCD and among adults slightly more girls than male are affected. OCD starts in childhood, adolescence or early adulthood.
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The Difference Between Obsession and Compulsion
Obsessions are recurrent and persistent thoughts, impulses, or images that cause emotions like disgust or anxiety. People with OCD recognize the ideas, impulses, or images are a product of the thoughts and are unreasonable or excessive. Yet these thoughts can’t be settled by logic or rationale. People with OCD try to ignore or suppress such obsessions or cancel them. Common obsessions include the need for symmetry or exactness, concerns about injury or contamination, or prohibited sexual or thoughts.
Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that a person feels driven to perform in response. The behaviors are aimed at preventing or reducing a situation or distress. In the most cases, a repetition of rituals can fill making a routine impossible. Compounding the distress these rituals trigger is the understanding that the compulsions are irrational. The obsession yields and the cycle repeats repeatedly, even though the compulsion may bring some relief to the stress.
Four Steps for Conquering Obsessive Thoughts
Psychiatrist Jeffrey Schwartz, author of Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior, offers the following four steps for dealing with obsessive thoughts:
- RELABEL – Recognize that the intrusive obsessive thoughts and urges are the result of OCD. For example, train yourself to say, “I don’t think or feel that my hands are dirty. I’m having an obsession that my hands are dirty.” Or, “I don’t feel that I have the need to wash my hands. I’m having a compulsive urge to perform the compulsion of washing my hands.”
- REATTRIBUTE – Realize that the intensity and intrusiveness of the thought or urge is caused by OCD; it is probably related to a biochemical imbalance in the brain. Tell yourself, “It’s not me—it’s my OCD,” to remind you that OCD thoughts and urges are not meaningful, but are false messages from the brain.
- REFOCUS – Work around the OCD thoughts by focusing your attention on something else, at least for a few minutes. Do another behavior. Say to yourself, “I’m experiencing a symptom of OCD. I need to do another behavior.”
- REVALUE – Do not take the OCD thought at face value. It is not significant in itself. Tell yourself, “That’s just my stupid obsession. It has no meaning. That’s just my brain. There’s no need to pay attention to it.” Remember: You can’t make the thought go away, but neither do you need to pay attention to it. You can learn to go on to the next behavior.
Here is the OCD Test:
There are a dozen eggs, and you break one. How likely are you to break another so they are even?
Do you step on the cracks on the sidewalk?
Which Color Makes The Most Sense?
You see a row of Parking Meters on a walk- How likely are you to count or touch them?
How Often Do You Engage In Rituals Like Handwashing or Counting Things?
Tell Us Which One Is Correct
Which One Of These Images PLEASES You The Most?
How many times have you checked the stove before leaving the house?
Which one is RIGHT?
You Have Just Seen a Person Throw Cans Into The Trash Instead Of Recycling. Your Reaction?
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