OCD Depression? I was having an interesting conversation with acquaintance of mine about the economy and the general well-being of the world. You can not have this conversation for long, without it sliding to the negative side. The person I was talking to, stated they had a tendency towards obsessive-compulsive behavior. She went on to say that she would get deeply depressed when she was aware of the symptoms of her OCD. This brings up an interesting question. Can OCD cause depression?
First off, depression is an essential emotion, along with all of the other emotions that make up the personality of the individual. You need to have depression in order to enjoy elation. Sadness and happiness, anger and compassion, hatred and love are just a few of the emotions that are required to help us develop as human beings. Does OCD create a state of depression, that might be seen as a separate condition? I would have to say yes.
There is so much about obsessive thoughts and compulsive rituals that could bring on a depressive state. If an individual was confronted with obsessive thoughts, day in and day out, which they abhor … or having their daily compulsive rituals imposes on their daily activities so that they're not nearly as effective as they should be or could be .. must bring on depression. It would follow that getting a grip on your excessive thoughts and compulsive rituals would be central to eliminating or at least minimalize your depression. This is a pretty strong argument for finding an effective treatment to control your OCD. Organize your life in such a way that you can see professionals who specialize in OCD or whatever impuls disorder dominates your life. At the very least, an individual should look into self-help therapy. What's my point?
My point is that the condition referred to as depression is a broad and complicated subject. Discussing how depression may occur in a person who has impulsive disorder appears to be only one of many situations that produce depression. I think we are all interested in a positive self-image. A positive self-image can not be obtained without self-confidence, and self-confidence can not be obtained without peace of mind. Control over depression from our impulsors problems will bring us peace of mind.