OCD By: Heavah Bromley

I decided to write about OCD which stands for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.I chose this issue because it can be very serious topic and I wanted to know more about what it is and what it can do. This topic relates to me because I personally have it, and since I have it, it is easier for me to understand how it can affect someone’s life and how it causes everything around them to change as well. I wanted to know more about it so that I know better than my prior knowledge of what it is actually capable of. I also know that it can lead to stress, anxiety, depression, and many more side effects. It also can be caused by traumatic experiences such as physical or mental abuse and degrading yourself to a lower level. Even though I have gone thorough similar experiences, it is just my thought that I should really understand it and know perfectly well of what is happening so that I can be ready for any future situations and not be caught off guard. This is important to me because I can connect with it and if I know more about it I can help people who have the same problems I have had or went through. This affects teens all around the world because it could possibly lead to a high level of stress over, grades, organization skills, and being perfect in general.


In my prior knowledge I knew OCD had obsessive and compulsive contribution, but I didn’t know exactly what they were and what they meant. I have learned all about it now, for example: Obsessions can be thoughts like “Did I lock my door?” Or “How many germs do I have right now?” and this will lead to compulsions which are like: cleaning your hands constantly, or locking the door numerous times. My new opinion is that it can be very scary and critical if it is extended to a point in ones life. Extreme OCD can lead to extreme side affects which does not help the process. I found it really interesting that approximately 2.3% of the world population between ages 18- 54 suffers from OCD, about 3.3 million people have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Many times people misunderstand the difference between being OCD and just being a clean, organized person. with all of my research I found that these two things are very different. Overall I think this topic relates to wellness because it deals with mental health and mental health was one of the things we have learnt in wellness. There is a benefit to it though. You set high goals for yourself, you are very cautious and no one will steal anything of yours :). But there is a way to get rid of the bad parts of OCD to keep a positive mindset and dont let it control you.

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