In the neurosis of compulsive states, apart from all sorts of obsessive fears, experiences, and obsessions, asthenic, and hypochondriac syndromes are common.
Symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder
The neurosis of compulsive states is relatively less common than neurasthenia and hysteria. The disease is characterized by the fact that obsessive symptoms of pronounced phobias, as a rule, practically impose all of its clinical pictures and that the obsessive formations in such cases are the source of decompensation. With obsessive-compulsive disorder, obsessive phenomena are presented particularly clearly. The volume of consciousness does not often show a noticeable change. The degree of critical attitude is highest and the elements of the struggle are most pronounced. Patients outside and even during repeated attacks are often quite active, gathered, and try not to detect the presence of obsessions.
If some of the phobias in the obsessive-compulsive state are mostly found in an isolated form, then others appear in different combinations, with the primary phobia leading to the development of neurotic states of secondary, tertiary, etc. obsessive fears in the dynamics. So, for example, cardio phobia causes the appearance of claustrophobia, agoraphobia or to the primarily emerging lyssophobia, an obsessive phobia of sharp objects joins.
Rare, but very typical clinical manifestations of obsessive-compulsive disorder neuroses are obsessive thoughts, memories, doubts, movements and actions that, in addition to the compulsive component, are characterized by a consciousness of their soreness and a critical attitude toward them.
One of the most common types of obsessions are rituals. Rituals are obsessive movements and actions that are always accompanied by obsessive doubts and fears. They are produced by patients in spite of reason to prevent imaginary misfortune and have protective character. Obsessions can occur in different combinations of the same patient. It should be noted that in a wide clinical practice, there is often a combination of phobias with obsessions, i.e. it is a question of various variants of the obsessive-phobic or phobic-obsessive syndrome.
Treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder
With obsessive-compulsive disorder, preference is given to drugs with a stronger general effect, for example, Alprazolam derivatives, including Xanax and its analogs, available in pharmacies to a wide range of customers.
The drug Alprazolam for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder has an anxiolytic, moderate antidepressant effect, an anticonvulsant and weak hypnotic effect. It has proven high efficiency and is popular. When ingested, it is well absorbed, quickly removed, but with use, care should be taken to prevent the development of dependence.