Mental health awareness month: obsessive- compulsive disorder and personality disorder (OCD)-(OCPD).

Excellent information! Sharing to promote awareness.

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Remember this: people diagnosed with  OCD have higher level of determination, they have naturally a good memory and they’re doubly as compelled to learn new things.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he/she feels the urge to repeat a lot of times everyday. So it’s a mental health condition characterized by distressing, intrusive, obsessive thoughts and repetitive, compulsive physical or mental acts.

Millions of people are affected by OCD.  Current estimates are that approximately 1 in 40 adults in the U.S. (about 2.3% of the population) and 1 in 100 children have this condition.

  • 2.2 million, 1.0%
    Equally common among men and women.
    The median age of beginning is 19, with 25 percent of cases occurring by age 14. One-third of affected adults first experienced symptoms in childhood.

Symptoms.

  • Fear…

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