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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Symptoms: What Are The Signs?

It’s better when symptoms are detected early and professional help is taken to cure them. at Adarsh Rehabilitation we provide treatment for OCD and other mental health disorders. Our team consists of vastly experienced professionals. Not just that we have a specialist for a wide variety of mental health disorders. That offers comprehensive treatment for OCD, which can be therapeutic, pharmacological, or both. Mental health has been a hot potato in a pandemic scenario. If you have any of the OCD symptoms, or you feel like no one can help you. Don’t hesitate you can always take professional help from us. Connect with us on 8018054640, not comfortable on-call write to us at


Let us understand, what is OCD?


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a psychological condition in which a person thinks extremely about random things. as a result, the person begins to behave compulsively. The excessive thoughts are based most of the time based on the arrangement of things, cleanliness, etc at the initial stage the symptoms are mild but get severe gradually. It is one of the most common mental disorders. Most people have very mild symptoms while a few have very intense forcing them to do unnecessary things. 


People suffering from intense OCD have sabotaged their careers through compulsive behavior. some patients have also have hurt themselves, resulting in critical injurious. We just need to know that OCD is treatable. However, it is of utmost importance to identify the symptoms and start early treatment. If the treatment starts in the later stages. It affects the treatment options. The treatment process depends upon the severity of the symptoms.


Unlike any other mental disorder. OCD symptoms are sometimes beyond any explanation. They vary with the severity and are categorized into two categories:


  1. Obsessions 
  2. Compulsions


1.Obsessions: These patients have continuous unusual thoughts. These thoughts are disturbing. Terrible thoughts, lead to severe anxiety and stress issues. However, the patient that goes through these experiences is not oblivious and the person knows they are illogical.


2. Compulsions: Unlike thoughts compulsion forces individuals to behave in a particular way. The person feels mental pressure to perform certain actions to block or prevent particular obsessive thoughts. More often than not these monotonous actions or behaviors could be-


  • Organizing things again and again
  • Counting of things continuously
  • Asking for reassurances from others 
  • Cleaning and washing hands enumerable times
  • Continual Cleaning such as repeated Hand-washing


Just like a person suffering from certain obsessions. The person going through compulsions also knows they are irrational with their certain actions.


To understand better let us study an example. A person has developed an obsession that their hands are contaminated by germs. These thoughts develop anxiety and stress in the person’s mind. The person to reduces stress starts washing hands continuously.


The other OCD Symptoms can be associated with the above-shared example


  • Excessive worry
  • Excessive anxiety
  • Feeling negative and unhappy
  • Palpitations
  • Body pain
  • Fatigue, and numbness


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Symptoms


The intensity of these symptoms varies from patient to patient. In the mild stages, the person may not be aware of the disorder. Later on, when the symptoms gradually get severe. It starts affecting that patient’s routine life. Many mental health experts believe that OCD symptoms can be traced at the age of 10-12. 


Impact of OCD:


 How it affects your life


 The symptoms of OCD can impact negatively in several ways.


  • Health:

Patients may perform compulsive actions which often leads to severe injuries. E.g., a person may wash hands continuously that can damage the skin. In rare cases, patients have a habit of consuming medicines. Most of the time they consume medicines just because of their behavior. Which can lead to critical health disorders. In some severe cases, pregnant women have hurt their babies just out of fear.


  • Work-Life balance:

In the present pandemic scenario. People are already struggling to manage their work-life balance. OCD forces people to do unnecessary things and they unknowingly sabotage their career. The obsessive thoughts distort focus and the patient may not be able to complete the work assigned to them on time. Often this leads to their termination. 


  • Social and interpersonal relationships:

Most patients suffering from OCD end up staying alone due to their fear. Which can result in the deterioration of their social relationships. Further, their friends’ relatives may get annoyed due to their compulsive behavior. This also hurts their social life.



Why Adarsh rehabilitation home?


Patients with OCD demand a lot of attention. As a result, you must seek treatment from the appropriate specialists. For more than 11 years, Adarsh Rehabilitation has provided holistic treatment for such problems. We have a multispecialty staff with extensive experience in providing the appropriate psychiatric pharmacological interventions as well as psychological treatment options such as family therapy, outpatient services, and cognitive-behavioral therapy, etc.


To provide patients with optimal results and a personalized experience, we rely on evidence-based practices. Please contact us right away if you or a loved one is suffering from OCD. Please contact us at 8018054640. You may also email us at


FAQs about OCD


Q1. What function does a psychiatrist have in treating OCD symptoms?


The psychiatrist meets with the patient and conducts tests to determine the severity of their ailment. They will then prescribe the appropriate drugs to alleviate the symptoms of OCD. In the treatment of serious disorders, some psychiatrists enlist the support of psychologists. 


Q2. What is a psychiatric emergency in OCD?


There are numerous circumstances in which the patient may cause injury to themselves or others. In OCD, this is referred to as a psychiatric emergency. Adarsh Rehabilitation assists to help people deal with such emergencies.


Q3: Is obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) a serious condition?


OCD is a dangerous condition in which the sufferer experiences great emotional stress and may hurt himself or others.