7 Facts: Obsessive – Compulsive Disorders (OCD)

Dr Sagnik Mukherjee, Kolkata Psychiatrist explains OCD.

1. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder produces repeated images as well as thoughts on many different things, like fear of germs or contamination or dirt, being attacked by intruders; fear of violence, unknowingly hurting close people, sexual acts or being overly tidy. It is a mental anxiety disorder

2. Famous personalities like Daniel Radcliffe, Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Megan Fox and Justin Timberlake have OCD, so it is not a class or mass thing, it is a people thing.

3. In India  1 in 10 adults has OCD

4. WHO says OCD widespread in developed countries than developing countries

5. OCD symptoms are divided into two categories, one is obsessions like recurrent and persistent thoughts, urges, or impulses and two is compulsions like repetitive behaviours or mental acts that the individual feels driven to perform in response to an obsession.

6. Many think that OCD is not treatable but Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and medication are two ways of treating OCD.

7. OCD is not a woman thing, OCD may affect men and women equally.

OCD is not an enjoyable problem, it destroys normal lifestyle, social acceptance as well as career, education and impacts most of us badly. Help yourself and others with OCD to lead a normal life by contacting the best psychiatrist Kolkata.

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Dr. Sagnik Mukherjee is a highly regarded psychiatrist in Kolkata, bringing over a decade of experience in mental health to his practice. With a medical degree from Chittaranjan Hospital and an MD in psychiatry, his expertise spans adult psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, child psychiatry, depression, anxiety-related disorders, and relationship issues. He has built a strong professional foundation, having worked at esteemed institutions such as Chittaranjan Hospital, SVS Medical College & Hospital, KPC Medical College, and Iris Hospital. His clinic is known for its advanced technology and state-of-the-art infrastructure, providing personalised mental health care, including medication management, individual and group therapy, and specialised services for substance abuse and eating disorders. His holistic approach takes into account lifestyle, diet, environment, and family dynamics when creating effective treatment plans. Additionally, he’s a respected TV speaker on social issues and offers online consultations for patient convenience, making him a trusted figure in the field of psychiatry in Kolkata.