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The secret behind confessions

Obsession Confessions

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Marisa VanderMolen, Page Editor

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It’s odd how some people are obsessed with certain things, and others are obsessed with nothing at all.

Why are some people so fixated with a certain thing and others are not?

“I think of an obsession as an intrusive thought, something that you can’t get rid of,” said Jim Johnson, who is the school psychologist at Shores. “It’s something that urges you to continually go back and do something.”

Simply put, an obsession is the state of being obsessed with something or someone. When one is obsessed with something, they will overindulge in whatever that is that they are obsessed with; it will become a part of their everyday life.

Obsessions can be compared to an addiction – they fill one up and make them happy, some might say that they complete a person.

Although the word “addiction” is harnessed with bad feelings, obsessions can be good.

One can be obsessed with good, positive things, and one’s obsessions can drive one toward creativity and doing good things.

OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) is caused by an imbalance in the neurotransmitter, or brain chemical, serotonin, according to OCD-UK.

Serotonin is the chemical in the brain that sends messages to and from brain cells that affect mood, social behavior, appetite, digestion, and sleep.

When there is an abnormality with one’s serotonin, that is when one is affected with OCD.

Although OCD and obsessions have common links, there is still no scientific evidence as to why people get obsessed with or collect certain things.

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