Dr. Siddhartha Sankar Dash

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) involves thoughts for no reason and fears (obsessions) that lead you to do different types of behaviors (compulsions). These obsessions and compulsions interfere with daily activities and cause significant distress. It is a high mental disorder with fear of getting contaminated by germs and compulsion to wash hands, aggressive horrific thoughts about harming yourself, and make-up rules to follow that help control your anxiety when you’re having obsessive thoughts. These compulsions are excessive and often are not realistically related to the problem they’re intended to fix. Treatment helps to bring a person from normal.


The obsessive-compulsive disorder usually includes both obsessions and compulsions. But it’s also possible to have only obsession symptoms or only compulsion symptoms. You may or may not realize that your obsessions and compulsions are excessive or unreasonable, but they take up a great deal of time and interfere with your daily routine and social, school, or work functioning.

Obsession symptoms

OCD obsessions are repeated, persistent and unwanted thoughts urges, or images that are intrusive and cause distress or anxiety. You might try to ignore them or get rid of them by performing a compulsive behavior or ritual. These obsessions typically intrude when you’re trying to think of or do other things.