Obsessions Obsessions - inadequate or absurd subjectively painful thoughts, fears, motivations, perceptions and actions that occur in spite of, or against the will of patients, despite the fact that a significant portion of people keenly awaretheir painful nature, and often tries to counteract them

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expressed in irresistible tendency to consider everything that comes his way: buttons on a coat passer, windows in houses, steps and so forth. Also, this form of compulsion may be expressedin an effort to perform more complex actions: to multiply the digits of passing cars;in the addition of numbers that make up a number - a phone;in the counting of the total number of letters or punctuation marks in the pages of books, etc.

Obsessions (obsessions)

shows up in the absolutely unnecessary thoughts (thoughts - parasites), for example, why the horse has four legs,a man two;Why noses at people of different shapes and so forth. Well aware of the absurdity of these thoughts and

very critical relate to them, a person nevertheless can not get rid of them


In most cases, accompanied by an unpleasant painful feeling and expressed aspersistent doubts over whether a person has done the right thing or that, and whether it has finished.The most common type of this kind of obsession - the presence of painful doubt locked a man before leaving the door shut if gas repaid if the light and so on. Quite often suffer from such obsessive doubts people repeatedly coming home to Check whether the door, but it's worth itOnly a little away as doubts returned, and people are again beginning to worry

Obsessive memories

characterized by spontaneous appearance of vivid memories, especially usually what - or bad for a man of what he would like to forget (the failed exam, badconversation, a sense of shame for what - or, etc..)

obsessive fears (phobias)

agonizing conditions that are caused by various phenomena and objects: the fear of narrow streets, wide squares, height.Quite often, people with phobias fear arises to make that - that ill, criminal or indecent (fear of killing their child, fear of loud scream in absolute silence and so forth.), Fear of drowning or being struck by lightning, fear of descent on the escalator, the fear of falla car, etc.


special group of obsessive-compulsive disorder, which is expressed in an obsessive fear of ill how - or disease (sifilofobiya, cardiophobia, cancerophobia), or fear of death both from the disease and from any - or other possiblereasons (thanatophobia - fear of death).

obsessive fear in most cases accompanied by the appearance of a pronounced vegetative reactions: sudden redness or paleness, rapid breathing and heartbeat, sweating

obsessive desire (desire)

manifest in an entirely unacceptable for normal adequate human desires: at high speed jumpout of the car, the first comer to pull the nose, spit in the head in front of marching / a seated person.These drives do not usually go into action, but for the person they are very painful and painful

Contrasting obsessions

expressed in blasphemous feelings, fears and thoughts that offend morality and moral - ethical essence of the person.The woman, with a sharp object may have obsessive idea how she sticks such thing as a child.In contrast, a child who loves his mother may experience intrusive thoughts about its possible depraved behavior and physical uncleanliness, but he firmly believes that it is not.Like obsessive craving and desire, contrasting obsessions never realized

Obsessive action

Characterized committed automatically involuntary movements (in the course of conversation, the man draws a pencil shape, breaking matches, transposes without any sense of things on the table, pulls himself forear, bites his nails, etc.).Also included are such movements and actions as biting lips, snapping his fingers, sniff, rubbing his hands, flick jacket and so on.

Unlike other forms of compulsion, these actions and movements are performed automatically and do not notice as their implementationIt is not accompanied by the presence of no unpleasant feelings


characterized by compulsive movements and actions that make the patients as a necessary rite of them, in the presence of their agonizing doubt, or phobias.Ritual actions or movements are performed for calm in the obsessive doubts, or as a defense against the expected disaster.For example, patients with an obsessive fear of contamination as frequently washing their hands that spend the day on a piece of soap.

intrusive, unlike delirium, may be present in perfectly healthy people (a compulsion - a melody or motif).The emergence of such obsessions in healthy people contribute to fatigue or lack of sleep

used for the treatment of obsessions psychotropic drugs (tranquilizers and antidepressants).Also shown holding therapy, including behavioral.

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