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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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stacia svedi

on 28 January 2010

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Transcript of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder What is it? Obessions Compulsions Treatments Hoarding Contamination 55% Aggressive Impulses 50% Sexual Content 32% Somatic Concerns 35% Need for Symmetry 37% Intrusive and mostly nonsensical thoughts, images, or urges that the individual tries to resist or eliminate. Stems from a fear that once thrown away an object might be urgently needed. Compulsive hoarding of things. Symmetry --> arranging or repeating rituals
Contamination --> washing rituals Tics Exposure and ritual prevention (ERP) therapy Neurosurgery Causes: Repetitive, Intrusive, Unacceptable thoughts Anxiety focused on repetitive thoughts leads to obssessions which are then expressed through complusions. Thought-Action Fusion The thoughts or actions used to suppress the obsessions and provide relief Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a severe anxiety
disorder, in which the dangerous event, instead of being and external object, is a thought, image or impulse that the client attempts to avoid at all costs. Activity: As your looking at the list of words DO NOT think
of what these words describe. Creamy Juicy sweet Smooth savory Lucious Scrumptious In sample of 100 patients most common obsessions
included, but were not limited to: http://youtube.com/watch?v=NHMvx9ts5Ug http://youtube.com/watch?v=d7ucqimdau8
Experience great pleasure from shopping or collecting various items. Becomes more severe if living alone. Equating thoughts with the specific action or activity represented by the thought. Caused by attitudes of excessive responsibility, resulting in guilt- occuring in
childhood when bad thoughts are associated with evil intent. Medication- specifically
dealing with the reuptake of serotonin. Most effective relapse is high mouthwatering
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