Study links OCD to brain inflammation

Study links OCD to brain inflammation

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental problem characterized by recurring and unwanted thoughts and feelings compelling individuals to carry out activities in a repetitive pattern. Such obsessions and compulsions include hand washing, cleaning of the house, checking the door lock and biting fingernails among others. Such actions can get in the way of the normal daily routine resulting in delayed or uncompleted tasks and stress. Symptoms can come and go and individuals may develop avoidance behavior to stay away from the triggers or resort to self-medicating means to control their behavior. Read more

Distinguishing similar mental disorders: OCD and OCPD

Distinguishing similar mental disorders: OCD and OCPD

Mental illnesses are one of the most bothering public health issues in the United States. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), about 9.8 million adults (4.2 percent of total U.S. adult population) suffered from various serious mental disorders in 2014. Among the varied mental issues, personality disorder is a condition where an individual begins to have an unhealthy thinking and behavior pattern. This disorder has impacted 9.1 percent of the total U.S. population, as per the NIMH.   Read more

Don’t get confused between OCD & OCPD, they are different

Don’t get confused between OCD & OCPD, they are different

Disorders related to brain and personality are very different from each other. But confusion might arise when the names for the two problems are very similar, for example, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD). Many people might consider both to be synonymous or might be unaware that both the disorders even co-exist. Read more