2 Factors Found To Underlie Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Posted on April 3, 2017

For people who are diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), new research has shown that there are mainly two factors that are linked to OCD – confusing imagination with reality and being out of touch with reality.

A survey of people with OCD found that these people often experienced “inferential confusion” when they mix up reality and imagination. This results in them being overwhelmed and absorbed by their obsession as they are unable to view reality through clear lenses. With that, they are no longer able to rely on their logical judgment as well as sensory perceptions but are only driven by their imagination.

Studies on OCD has also shown that it may not be the content of our thought that causes such obsessions but the way we interpret such thoughts. While most people may dismiss thoughts or ideas that they find no meaning in, people with OCD tend to believe that there is a reason behind the way they think. With that being said, learning how to accurately differentiate between our thoughts and reality itself definitely helps us in living a life with higher levels of mental health.

Category(s):Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

Source material from Psyblog