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OCTD it's out there and can affect anyone

Obsessive-compulsive throttle disorder
Has not be recognized by the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) at the time of this report.

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Obsessive-compulsive throttle disorder is a disorder in which people have behavior that makes them feel driven to twist there wrist, as in the motion of a motorcycle throttle (compulsions).

Often the person carries out the behaviors to get rid of the obsessive thoughts, but this only provides temporary relief. Not performing the obsessive rituals can cause great anxiety.


Causes, incidence, and risk factors-
Obsessive-compulsive throttle disorder (OCTD) is more common than was once thought. Most people who develop it show symptoms by age 30 or after ownership of a motorcycle.

There are several theories about the cause of OCTD, but none have been confirmed. Some reports have linked OCTD to head injuries or racing experences. Several studies have shown that there are brain abnormalities in patients with OCTD, but more research is needed. Octane in the blood is also considered to be a factor, as well.

About 83% of people with OCTD have tics, which suggest the condition may be related to Tourette syndrome. However, this link is not clear.


Symptoms-
Obsession or compulsion that is not due to medical illness or drug use

Obsession or compulsion that cause major distress or interfere with everyday life

There are many types of obsessions and compulsions. One example is an excessive fear of germs and the compulsion to repeatedly wash the hands to ward off infection.

The person usually recognizes that the behavior is excessive or unreasonable.


Signs and tests-
Your own description of the behavior can help diagnose the disorder. A physical exam can rule out physical causes, and a psychiatric evaluation can rule out other mental disorders.

Drop in blood pressure when rising from a seated position

Dry mouth

Sleepiness

Difficulty starting urination


Treatment-
OCTD is treatable by the use of multiple track days, cannon roads and mental therapy (track-cannon therapy).

If one the foresaid treatments do not work, its recommend that patients increase the duration time, number of treatment sessions and types of treatments.



Track-cannon therapy can also be used to-
Provide effective ways of reducing stress

Reduce anxiety

Resolve inner conflicts

Increase corner speeds

Lower track times


Side effects of track-cannon therapy-
Premature tire wear

Worn out knee pucks or road rash on the outer knee

The desire to invest more money in to protective gear and performance up grades

Increased systems of OCTD


Expectations (prognosis)OCTD is a long-term (chronic) illness with periods of severe symptoms followed by times of improvement. However, a completely symptom-free period is unusual. Most people improve with treatment.

ComplicationsLong-term complications of OCTD have to do with the type of motorcycle owned or had prior ownership of. For example, sport bike owners have a higher chance of developing this condition. However, OCTD does not usually progress into another disease.
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