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Psyche OCD vs. GAD

Hi guys
I'm a little confused between, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
vs GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder). Can any body help please.
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hi , in GAD there is anxiety about major as well as minor things in life that are not related to each other - people with OCD are anxious about particular things , such as " did i lock the door right" , " i think there are bugs in the person hand i shook .. and bugs on my hands from the food i ate.. i better wash my hands again... and again".... so these lead to repetitive actions such as washing ones hands and checking the doorknob time and time again etc...

GAD person is a generally anxious person whose always worring about something or the other related to (usually) real life situations. Hope this helps!
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OCD is an anxiety disorder characterized by uncontrollable, unwanted thoughts and repetitive, ritualized behaviors you feel compelled to perform. there are two component of OCD, obsessions and compulsions.
Obsessions are involuntary, seemingly uncontrollable thoughts, images, or impulses that occur over and over again in your mind. You donít want to have these ideas but you canít stop them. Unfortunately, these obsessive thoughts are often disturbing and distracting.

Compulsions are behaviors or rituals that you feel driven to act out again and again. Usually, compulsions are performed in an attempt to make obsessions go away. For example, if youíre afraid of contamination, you might develop elaborate cleaning rituals. However, the relief never lasts. In fact, the obsessive thoughts usually come back stronger. And the compulsive behaviors often end up causing anxiety themselves as they become more demanding and time-consuming.

GAD is also a anxiety disorder that involves chronic worrying, nervousness, and tension.
The symptoms of GAD fluctuate. You may notice better and worse times of the day, or better and worse days in general. And while stress doesnít cause generalized anxiety disorder, it can make the symptoms worse.

and main diff btwn in OCD and GAD, OCD symptom we can decrease by our compulsive act component but GAD symptom have no any association with compulsive.
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Thanks to you guys, it is really fine know
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