“For there are only two worlds – your world, which is the real world, and the other worlds, the fantasy…their reality, or lack of reality, is not important. What is important is that they are there. These worlds provide an alternative. Provide escape. Provide a dream, and power, provide refuge, and pain. They give your world meaning. They do not exist; and thus they are all that matters.”-Queen Titania, “The Books of Magic”
OCD means Obsessive–compulsive disorder
OCD is a mental disorder where people feel the need to check things repeatedly, perform certain routines repeatedly (called rituals), or have certain thoughts repeatedly. People are unable to control either the thoughts or the activities for more than a short period of time. Common OCD activities include hand washing, counting of things, and checking to see if a door is locked. These activities occur to such a degree that the persons daily life is negatively affected. The condition is associated with tics, anxiety disorder, and an increased risk of suicide.
The cause is unknown. There appears to be some genetic components with both identical twins more often affected than both non-identical twins. Risk factors include a history of child abuse or other stress inducing event.
Treatment involves counselling, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and sometimes medication, typically selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Without treatment, the condition often lasts decades.
NLP means Neuro-linguistic programming
NLPs creators claim there is a connection between neurological processes (neuro-), language (linguistic) and behavioural patterns learned through experience (programming), and that these can be changed to achieve specific goals in life. They also claim that NLP methodology can model the skills of exceptional people, allowing anyone to acquire those skills. And that NLP can treat problems such as phobias, depression, tic disorders, psychosomatic illnesses, near-sightedness, allergy, common cold, and learning disorders.
There is no scientific evidence supporting the claims made by NLP advocates and it has been discredited as a pseudoscience by experts.