Common obsessions and compulsions in OCD

Common obsessions and compulsions in OCD is the mental disorder where the main symptoms include the obsessions and the compulsions, driving a person to engage in an unwanted, over and over again distress thoughts or behaviors. It is the treatment through the combination of psychotherapy and psychiatric medications.

Common obsessions and compulsions in OCD is the anxiety disorder which is characterized by disturbing and recurrent thoughts which is called obsessions and or repetitive, the ritualized behaviors which the person usually feels driven in performance which is called compulsions. The obsessions may also take a form of intrusive images or the unwanted impulses. Many people with the OCD have both the obsessions and the compulsions, but the minority which is about twenty percent has the obsessions alone or the compulsions alone which is about ten percent.

A person with the OCD normally tries to dynamically dismiss the neutralization or obsesses them by engaging in the compulsions or by avoiding situations which trigger them. To many cases, the compulsions serve in alleviating the anxiety. Though, it's not uncommon for compulsions themselves in causing anxiety mostly when they are demanding it.

Obsessions: Images, thoughts, or impulses which occur time and again and then feel out of a person's control. The person does not want to have these ideas. He/ she find them disturbing and also unwanted, and normally knows that they do not make any sense. They usually come with the uncomfortable feelings which are like fear, doubt, disgust, or the feeling that the things are done in the way which is just right. They take much time in getting in a way of the important activities a person values.

Compulsions: Repetitive thoughts or behaviors that the person involves in to counteract, neutralize, or making the obsessions to go away. Those people with the OCD recognize this it is only the temporary answer, but without the better way of handling it, they depend on a compulsion as the temporary escape. Also compulsions can include avoid situations which trigger the obsessions.

Many OCD sufferers are having the multiple types of the obsession and the compulsion. Somebody with the OCD might complain mainly of obsessive-compulsives symptoms which involves asbestos contaminations, but the detailed interview might disclose that he or she silently calculates the floor tiles and the hoards junk mails.

Common Obsessions in OCD

The contamination:

Body fluids which is like urine, feces Germs or disease which are like herpes HIV

Environmental contaminants which are like asbestos, radiation

Household chemicals which are like cleaners and solvents


Trailing Control:

Fear for acting on the impulse to harm yourself

Fear for acting on the impulse to injury others

Fear of horrific or violent images in someone's mind

Fear for blurting out the obscenities or the insults

Fear to steal things



The fear for being responsible to something dreadful happening which are like fire, burglary

Fear for harming other people due to not being very careful enough like dropping something on a ground which may cause somebody to hurt and slip him or herself.



Very concern about exactness or evenness Concern with the need to know or even remember

Fear for losing or failing to recall the important information once throwing anything outInability of deciding whether to discard or to keep things

Fear for losing things

The unwanted Sexual Thoughts:

Perverse or forbidden sexual images or thoughts

Perverse or forbidden sexual impulses concerning others

Obsessions about the homosexuality

The sexual obsessions which involve children or the incest

Obsessions concerning aggressive sexual behaviors towards others

Religious Obsessions or Scrupulosity:

Concern by offending God, or the concern about the blasphemy

Excessive concerning the right or wrong/ morality

Other Obsessions:

Concerning the physical illness or the disease not by the contamination like cancer

Superstitious information about lucky or unlucky numbers, some colors.

Common Compulsions in the OCD

Cleaning and Washing:

Washing the hands thoroughly or in the certain way

Excessive bathing, showering, tooth brushing, toilet routines or grooming

Cleaning the household items or the other objects excessively.

Doing the other things so as to prevent or even remove the contact with the contaminants.


Checking if you didn't or will not harm other people

Checking if you didn't or will not harm oneself

Check nothing which is terrible happen

Checking if you didn't make the mistake

Checking some of the parts of the physical condition or the body


Rewriting or rereading

Repeat the routine activities which are like to go in or out the doors, get up or even down from the chairs

Repeat the body movements which is like tapping, blinking, touching

Repeat the activities in multiples like doing the task several times

Mental Compulsions:

Mental review of the events in harm

Pray so as to prevent the harm

Counting when performing the task to end on the "good," "safe" or "right," number"

Undoing Other or "Cancelling"


Collecting the items which results in substantial clutter in a

Putting the things in a very orderly way or arranging the things until it feels right

Telling, confessing or asking in getting reassurance