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by Blake Hunt about a year ago in disorder

Control OCD before it is too late

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There are many things in this world whose presence causes a possible threat to the livelihood of many other people. Some of those things can be avoided whereas some can be discarded but there are some which can neither be avoided nor discarded rather these create obstacles in the development of some persons.

That thing is drug addiction i.e. controlling emotional suffering with some medications temporarily. There is no end to it because as long as people who are suffering emotionally like depression, frustration, failure, etc. they resort to these sorts of things and these things will be recommended to other people also, to handle their emotional problems. Hence it will ultimately spread like wildfire.

Luckily, there are various organizations that are coming forward to help and constrict the spread of drug addiction, especially among the young generation. There are even various medications that are available in the market which will control drug addiction but there is another thing that is even worse than drug addiction.

Surprisingly, this problem can develop in any person without any drugs or medication and it has the ability to destroy many lives. That problem is known as obsession. Yes! Obsession is more dangerous than drug addiction. It may sound like a small and silly problem; many may ask that how can obsession be more dangerous than drug addiction. I agree that mild obsession can never hurt anyone but when it becomes severe then it becomes a possible threat to the one who is obsessed and also to his surroundings. It creates psychological disorders in the brain.

So, what is obsession and why it is considered dangerous? Obsession is a psychological thought process that occupies a person’s mind and drives that person to extreme conditions. It is considered dangerous because when it is not checked and improved at the correct time then it may lead to Obsessive Compulsive Order famously known as OCD.

Basically, it is an anxiety disorder that causes suffering and permanent impairment to the brain. Initially, it is difficult to detect OCD but the researchers have classified some possible symptoms of OCD into four types. These are Contamination and washing, Symmetry and arranging, Doubt and harm, Unacceptable or Taboo thoughts.

When OCD becomes severe then it becomes OCPD i.e. Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder. In OCPD, the person undergoes personality disorder which is actually very dangerous because it will further result in split personality disorder. Hence everyone must take care of their obsession doesn’t become an inconvenience to others.

Scientifically love and obsession is related because love is a healthy emotion that makes the heart feel light and happy. It spreads positivity whereas obsession can be said as excessive love which is an unhealthy emotion that makes the heart feel heavy and sad.

When someone is obsessed, they forget the difference between correct and incorrect. The only thing they wish for is to complete the task with which they are obsessed. Is there is a way to recognize obsession and if there is then how to avoid it? Clinically symptoms have been stated above as four types of obsession.

When a person is involved with excessive cleaning and fear of falling ill then it is the first type of obsession i.e. contamination and washing. When a person starts worrying relentlessly about unorganized and unarranged things wherever they observe that and whatever work they do, they make sure that result is organized and symmetrical which is the second type of obsession i.e. symmetry and arranging. The persons who have doubts about chances of accidental harm like checking locks of the door, checking knob of cooking gas cylinders, etc are symptoms of third type of obsession. The persons who show the signs of irregular characteristics such as violent and sexual nature thoughts towards young women and children, thinking bad about religious figures, etc are symptoms of the fourth type of obsession i.e. taboo thoughts. The fourth type of obsession is ‘purely obsessional’ in nature.

Generally, obsession takes place in successive steps inside someone’s mind, it may be due to abnormal childhood or due to abusive and violent guardians, etc. which forces the victim to make artificial attachments to those for which they wish for.

Eventually, in time it becomes an obsession. There is no particular cure or medicine for obsession but in Psychological science, there are series of activities that will control obsession. These are: finding an alternative to the thing to which you are obsessed, gradually reducing the time spent with the thing you are obsessed with, setting up her goals and gradually prioritizing them day by day, occasionally try to distract yourself from obsession, developing new hobbies and skills, adopting and modifying new habits in your day to day life. These are some of the common ways to overcome obsession. Hence we must take care of obsession which is why for me it more than dangerous than a drug addiction.

That’s why I want to state that ‘if you are suffering from drug addiction then it can be suppressed with rehabilitation but if you are suffering from obsession then no rehabilitation can cure it’.

The above article is written on basis of personal experience which has been found effective because there many in society who are suffering from obsession but denies to visit a psychiatrist due to social convention and society’s narrow mindset. It is advisable to all those that if the above techniques fail to control obsession personally, I strongly recommend you to visit a psychiatrist sooner because if the obsession is not checked at the correct time then it may create big trouble for you and your family. So, act early before it is too late.


About the author

Blake Hunt

Writing is my hobby and passion. I don't restrict myself to specific genre rather I enjoy writing about how I feel about things. I like anime and series and like to write my personal reviews and share my experience about that with readers.

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