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.

Insomnia (I):

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.

Dr. Arin Nandi

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