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Some OCD symptoms not as recognized as others

When obsessive compulsive disorder is mentioned, most people think of constant hand washing or obsessively checking to see if doors are locked. However, OCD can take the form of involuntary thoughts, impulses or images. Some people are worried about acting on violent thoughts or impulses; others fear they may harm other people including loved ones. Yet other people may suffer form compulsive sexual or blasphemous thoughts. Many people also constantly think about harming children. These unreasonable thoughts are unwanted but occur frequently and persistently and can be very difficult to get rid of. Many sufferers are ashamed and embarrassed about their condition but more awareness of the condition and its forms encourages people to seek help. Cognitive therapy and medication such as antidepressants are the most common treatments.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Hendon and Finchley Times

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Related Symptom Topics:

  • Compulsive sexual thoughts
  • Compulsive blasphemous thoughts
  • Unreasonable thoughts
  • Unwanted thoughts
  • Fear of harming children
  • Fear of harming others
  • Involuntary thoughts
  • Involuntary impulses
  • Involuntary images

Article Source Details

About: Some OCD symptoms not as recognized as others

Date: 2 December 2004

Source: Hendon and Finchley Times

Author: Peter Stebbings

URL: http://www.hendontimes.co.uk/features/newsfeatures/display.var.551312.0.facing_the_torment_of_terrible_thoughts.php

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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Medication
  • Medication and obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Medication and OCD
  • Medication and psychological disorder

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