Facts about OCD and Addiction

Facts about OCD and Addiction

OCD, often called Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is actually a disease that can take over a person’s everyday living. Seldom reported, mainly because of their awkwardness and embarrassment, a lot of people that suffer from this ailment go with no treatment. A person with OCD could have days or weeks with excessive stress and anxiety and find themselves not able to accomplish easy responsibilities. Because a person with this ailment suffers often from high levels of anxiousness it’s not unheard of that they can turn to medications as a form of comfort. This could certainly turn into a very dangerous combination because someone who has this disease is already compulsive, making it simpler for them to become a illegal drug abuser rather quickly.

When a person who has OCD becomes hooked on prescriptions it is called a double medical diagnosis, because they have a psychological sickness and a drug addiction. Dual Diagnosis patients need to obtain good care by a skilled practitioner in this area. Since a person with OCD tends to obscure their mental sickness the possibility of them covering up a drug addiction is high. A support team made up of friends and family may well be the only real hope this individual has.

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