An obsession, is defined as
, devises, impulse or
image that is not wished, is considered unsuitable and caused anxiety, shame and
, generally is repugnant and often they are not real nor they have nothing to do with the reality. Generally the person gets to recognize sometimes that this
is product of its mind (perception) and tries to ignore, to neutralize or to suppress these thoughts, impulses or images with other thoughts and actions, obtaining
temporary lightening, later to return to fall in the same obsession.
Between the most frequent obsessions they are the related ones to the
, the cleaning, the order, the security, the perfection in the work in the scholastic tasks or any other
that are become serious before estresantes situations. The
acts or rituals can include the collecting, the meticulosidad in the actions,
also doing gestures when passing by some site or being called on some object to prevent some damage.
behavior or repetitive mental act, is
conduct caused by an obsession to the fulfillment of certain rules or stereotyped forms of conduct, that the person must follow strictly according to her criterion and which they cause generally one loss of time and quality of important life. These compulsiones can be conductuales or cognitivas. First they are possible to be observed, second only happen in the mind of the person.
These behaviors or thoughts have like intention the prevention of some damage (like closing the door or the keys of the gas several times) or to reduce the malaise that the anxiety causes or distresses, like repeating words or phrases and ordering objects all along) nevertheless they are not related really to what they try to neutralize or to come up or are completely excessive and unnecessary.
From the inadequate handling of these two conducts the well - known
upheaval like TOC arises, the one that appears much more of which one can be imagined and been an upheaval of very angustiante anxiety, by which
person is immersed in
thoughts and conducts.
of behavior, that makes no sense for the rest of the people, is governed by
series of rituals and conforms
powerful mental structure, very difficult to resist that it can remain during all the life and whose results can affect the familiar relations, labor, scholastic and
of very negative and dangerous form.
Nevertheless it is necessary to be careful, since many individuals exist that seem to have
attitude to maintain
high level of
this does not interfere negatively in its life, reason why it is not possible to be considered that it is
Although she does not know herself well which is its
, nor how many people suffer, since by regulating she does not go herself to the psychiatrist before this
, environmental esteem that
2% of the population suffer it and it
been related to some nonbiological hereditary factors
by the conduct of the parents, biological, neurobiolˇgicos, influences and cognitivos processes, more than with traumatic personal experiences as she
Generally, the parents of the
person uncertain, very rigid and severe, usually are taken off or little expressive with the
, which contributes to the formation of
personality with very high levels of autoexigencia, hostility towards its parents that causes fault feelings, much anxiety and mechanisms by ricochet, with acute sense of critic and self - criticism and low affective level.
He is frequent that the people with TOC, manage to control or to hide their impulses when they are with other people and they can get to live its obsession privily, which will prevent that they receive suitable and opportune aid.
This type of upheaval the same affects men that to women and can present / display its symptoms from the adolescence, although also there are
who suffer it. Between the men the average of appearance of the symptoms is between the 6 and 15 years whereas in the women, more between the 20 and 29 years is pronounced.
Luckyly, very effective treatments exist already that although are not able to eliminate the
totally, yes manage to control it of such form that the people can have
and to live with quality.
The content of this note is informative and it does not replace the medical diagnosis, reason why we do not become people in
on its use.