Forms of dating objects
Hoarding - Another obsession long considered to be part of ‘OCD’ is the inability to discard useless or worn out possessions, commonly referred to as ‘hoarding’.
In the past it was suggested that hoarding, as a subtype of OCD, may be less responsive to treatment than other forms.
However, as a result of more recent research, and due to a greater understanding of this problem, there is now significant evidence to suggest that treatment can be just as effective for this type of OCD, as with others. Ruminations 'Rumination' is a term often used to describe all obsessional intrusive thoughts, but this is misleading.
In the context of OCD a rumination is actually a train of prolonged thinking about a question or theme that is undirected and unproductive.
The time this takes can have a serious impact on a person’s ability to hold down jobs and relationships and there is also a secondary physical health impact of the constant scrubbing and cleaning on the skin, especially the hands.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is diagnosed when the Obsessions and Compulsions: The checking is often carried out multiple times, sometimes hundreds of times, and for hours on end, resulting in the person being late for work, dates and other appointments.
This can have a serious impact on a person’s ability to hold down jobs and relationships.
Unlike obsessional thoughts, ruminations are not objectionable and are indulged rather than resisted.
Many ruminations dwell on religious, philosophical, or metaphysical topics, such as the origins of the universe, life after death, the nature of morality, and so on.