Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “COMPLICATION“ to remember about the Complications of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Cognitive Impairment (C):
Memory Maze: Constant obsessions confuse intellect, making processing difficult.
Occupational Dysfunction (O):
Work Woes: Obsessions often overwhelm, derailing occupational duties.
Mood Disorders (M):
Emotional Rollercoaster: Mind’s oscillations make depression.
Poor Quality of Life (P):
Life’s Struggle: Persistent preoccupations promote a painful life.
Legal Issues (L):
Lawsuit Loom: Lawsuits loom due to obsessive-compulsive behaviors.
Interpersonal Strain (I):
Relationship Rifts: Intense intrusive thoughts instigate strife.
Chronic Fatigue (C):
Energy Drain: Compulsions consume, creating chronic exhaustion.
Anxiety Escalation (A):
Stress Surge: Anxiety amplifies, aggravating OCD’s impact.
Treatment Resistance (T):
Therapy Trials: Therapies tested, treatment tough to tackle.
Sleepless Cycles: Incessant intrusive thoughts interrupt sleep.
Overall Health Decline (O):
Health Erosion: Obsessive tendencies overwork, leading to health decline.
Neurological Implications (N):
Nervous Networks: Neurological networks negatively influenced, operating nervously.