What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?
A person boards a bus for going to his office but gets down at the next bus stop and goes home to check whether he has locked his house or not. After a number of checks and re-checks, he leaves for office half satisfied. This is a case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
A person does nothing during the day but goes on
opening and closing his door. He too is suffering from OCD. Other
examples of OCD are: a compulsory need to wash hands again and again,
a persistent need to press the clothes which are already pressed, an
obsessive need to wash the utensils which are already washed, etc.
If an idea comes to one's mind and one is not able
to get rid of it and goes on thinking about it, even then he is
suffering from OCD. A mother does not hug her baby for the compulsive
fear that by doing so, she would kill it. She is also suffering from
OCD wastes a person's time and his life become
miserable. Actually, he is trying to control his actions and become
perfect. If sometimes, when he dares to control others and see to it
that they do perfect work, he can be an efficient administrator but
the people subordinate to him will feel suffocated by his actions.
The need for him is to go to a psychiatrist to
control his misery. Sometimes yoga done under a trained yoga teacher
brings relief to OCD patient.