Former Big Brother Naija reality TV show star Nengi Rebecca Hampson has sparked concern among her fans and followers after she tweeted about her struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
In a recent tweet, Nengi revealed that her OCD had led her to clean her kitchen at 3am, writing “My OCD got me cleaning my kitchen at 3am smh” (shaking my head).
Many of her followers have taken to the comment section to express their support and concern for her well-being, with one commenter even advising her to seek professional help for her condition. “OCD is a mental disorder. You need to see a therapist if you have it,” the commenter wrote.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts, images, or impulses (obsessions) that cause anxiety or distress, and/or repetitive behaviors or mental acts (compulsions) that are intended to reduce or prevent that anxiety or distress. It can be a debilitating condition that can greatly impact a person’s daily life.
Symptoms of OCD can vary widely, but common examples include excessive cleaning or handwashing, counting, checking, arranging, and hoarding. These compulsions are typically driven by the person’s obsessions, which are often anxiety-provoking thoughts, such as fear of contamination, harm, or losing control.
It’s important for those with OCD to seek professional help in order to manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.
It can be treated with therapy and medication. Commonly used therapies include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy, which are effective in reducing symptoms of OCD. Medication such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may also be used to help reduce symptoms.
Nengi’s tweet about her OCD has raised awareness about the condition and the importance of seeking help for it. It’s important for those who are struggling with OCD to know that they are not alone and that effective treatments are available.