Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder In Shakespeare's Hamlet

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When Hamlet was examined, peopled discovered his obsessive attitude towards relationships, revenge, and himself. Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder caused by recurrent or disturbing thoughts. Abnormalities, or an imbalance in the neurotransmitters, or brain chemicals, are thought to be involved in OCD. In certain individuals, OCD could be triggered by a combination of genetic, neurological, behavioral, cognitive and environmental factors (psychcentral). People with OCD have urges that makes them feel driven to perform. Hamlet has been starting to feel upset and angry in situations he has no control over. Hamlet has difficulty prioritizing his tasks, even if he did not start the task. Hamlet continuously wants to seek revenge…show more content…
I am glad to see thee well. Welcome good friends- O(my) old friend! (Hamlet 109).” Hamlet welcomes the actors that he idolizes because they exemplify fine poetry and sensibility. Hamlet has a bizarre obsession towards the actors because he feels that the actors can properly mourn a death. Hamlet stated, “ ‘Tis e’en so. The hand of little employment hath the daintier sense(Hamlet 243).” Hamlet strictly believes that people of the lower class are below him such as the gravedigger.. Hamlet shows signs of disrespect, anger, and madness towards others. The most common sign of OCD is being preoccupied with details, rules, order, and organization to an extent that the major goal of the original plan was lost. Hamlet has to have everything perfect in his revenge plan in order proceed. If there are obstacles in the way, Hamlet experiences anger, lack of reality, and dilutional behavior. He is extremely disorganized and loses touch with reality such as what is important and what is not. Hamlet puts relationships aside due to his obsession towards revenge. He is not only occupied by it, but he became mad from it. Hamlet loved Ophelia but his disorder got in the way. Hamlet stated, “Get thee (to) a

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