Obsessive syndrome (syndrome of obsession) - a state dominated the clinical picture of feelings, thoughts, fears, memories, desires arise in addition to patients, but in the minds of their pain, and a critical attitude towards them. Despite the understanding of the senselessness of obsessions, patients are powerless in their attempts to overcome them.
Obsessions are divided into:
shaped, or sense, accompanied by the development of affect (often painful) obsessional affectively neutral content. To obsessive sense are obsessional doubt (persistently occurring against all logic and reason the uncertainty in the correctness and committed the acts committed, for example, locked the door locked or not)
memory (persistent, irresistible, often painful memories of unpleasant events) representation (the bright "vision" implausible, sometimes absurd situations, such as the idea that someone killed)
desire (desire to commit one or another hard or extremely dangerous action, accompanied by a feeling of horror, fear, such as touching any exposed electrical wires)
actions (movement, committed against the wishes of the patient, for example, compulsive hand tapping)
fears (intrusive and senseless fear of heights, open or closed spaces, insects, fear of pollution, contamination)
obsessive feeling of antipathy (obsessive blasphemous, sacrilegious thoughts to a loved one).
Obsessive fears are often accompanied by the development of rituals - the actions that have a value of spells, which are produced in spite of the critical attitude towards compulsion to protect against this or that imaginary misfortunes: for example, the patient must double-click your fingers to it all was well. In some cases, the initial fears are no longer relevant, and the patient kept a protective rituals that are transformed into compulsive actions.