Although obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common disorder (seen at a rate of 1.6-2.2 % in the general population), for various reasons its diagnosis is usually delayed.
If you say to yourself “There is no one in this world I can trust! Everybody is against me. Being exploited is my fate!”, there may be an underlying problem. If events cause a high degree of mistrust in you accompanied by a tendency to be easily offended, and if this has been the case as far back as you can remember, then it is very likely that the problem is a “paranoid personality disorder”.
Antidepressants are drugs used to relieve the symptoms of depression. They were first developed in the 1950’s and are being extensively used for approximately 50 years.
• What is an obsessive compulsive disorder? • Some types of obsessions and compulsions • How is it diagnosed? • What are the causes of obsessive compulsive disorder? • What are treatment options? • Drugs • Psychotherapy • Recommendations for the patient’s relatives