Obsessive-compulsive behaviors.Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders area group of overlapping disorders that generally involve intrusive, unpleasantthoughts and repetitive behaviors. (Pelz 2017). As our text explained many of us experience unwanted thoughts from timeto and sometimes engage in repetitive behaviors.
However, these thoughts andbehaviors extreme that it disrupts life it becomes abnormal. For people living with any psychological disorder theserituals can be upsetting not only to themselves but also their loved ones.Obsession-compulsion disorder interferes with family life their socialactivities. Having fixated thoughtsinterrupting lifestyle on a daily basis including strong impulsesto perform certain acts and rituals may make the individual feel they arelosing control. OCD sufferers may alsobecome isolated from their friends and families afraid to let these behaviorsbecome exposed. OCD sufferers may become depressed, angry and mayexperience feeling of powerless or out of control. The long-term effects ofthis disease can be devastating.
Seriousdiseases such as heart issues and ulcers can precipitated from the effect ofperforming these rituals over and over again, day in and day out. Exhaustion is also a serious sideeffect. Advice given by experts to as least tampersome for the effects cause are first, get professional help, OCD suffers should also educate themselves abouttheir condition when can be an effective way to learn to control the rituals.Experts also advise that those suffering from OCD can learn to abate theirsymptoms by learning ways to avoid or minimize stressfulsituations, get enough sleep and consumea healthy diet. Post TramaticStress Disorder Extremely stressful or traumatic events, such ascombat, natural disasters, and terrorist attacks, place the people whoexperience them at an increased risk for developing psychological disorderssuch as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Throughout much ofthe 20th century, this disorder was called shell shock and combat neurosis because its symptoms were observedin soldiers who had engaged in wartime combat. By the late 1970s it had becomeclear that women who had experienced sexual traumas (e.g.
, rape, domesticbattery, and incest) often experienced the same set of symptoms as did soldiers(Herman, 1997). The term posttraumatic stress disorderwas developed given that these symptoms could happen to anyone who experiencedpsychological trauma. Theidea of social psychologyThe understanding of social psychologyis based on relationships with groups of people in society.
I learned that thissocial psychology is based on a scientific study of people’s thoughts, feelingsand behaviors. These are influence by the actual presence of others and theirenvironments. Social psychology providessome key aspects of social behavior that relates to our actions and howwe perceived ourselves in society. I will share some examples that I learned inthis module as followed. Social behavior is goal oriented, that means if youwant to attract another person both party must share common goals such as,getting married the husband and wife must acknowledge their legal vow. Also, individual’scharacteristic is proven to be the reason why people react differently tovarious situations. For example, my biological brother would act so kind andcaring when he is close family and friends.
. But when among his friends as agroup they all acted as delinquents. They became known by their unmannerlyactions. They showed no moral respect for the people in their neighborhood. OneSunday evening my brother and his friends was helping a group elderlypeople with their shopping bags during the busy summer months, after seeingthis I was justify by their actions that they all have kind-hearted personalitiesinnate deep within. This topic impacted my future thinking because I learnedthat social psychology enriches our understanding and the world around us.
Inconclusion there is a greater appreciation for social relationships in thismodern era. www.verywell.com