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Transcript of OCD PREZI
2.3% of the population between 18 and 54 suffer from OCD
In the U.S., approximately 3.3 million people have OCD, of which you have 0.3 to 1% of pediatric population and 2% of adult population.
⅓ to ½ of people suffering from OCD found that it was rooted in childhood for them
OCD will worsen due to stress, illness, or fatigue
1 in 200 at any time are suffering from OCD
Biology : changes in your body’s natural chemistry
Environment : environmental factors such as infections
Family History : if your family has a history of OCD
Stressful Life Events may trigger OCD-like behaviors.
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by Amanda^2 (+Aurora)
Coping and Support: Learn about OCD. Join support groups. Remained focused on your goals and learn how to manage stress well.
International OCD Foundation : Online and Phone OCD Support Groups
"Edwards Rehabilitation Service" 12 miles away
The symptoms of OCD include both obsessions and compulsions
Psychotherapy : gradually exposing someone with OCD to something they fear to help them get over their anxiety
Fluvoxamine (Luvox CR)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva)
Obsessions are repeated urges that cause distress or anxiety
Common Themes of obsessions:
Fear of contamination or dirt
Having things orderly and symmetrical
Aggressive thoughts about harming yourself or others
Compulsions are repetitive behaviors that one feels driven to perform. They are supposed to relieve the anxiety you feel, but often do not.
Washing and cleaning
Following a strict routine
WHAT IS OCD??????
OCD- Obsessive compulsive disorder
"unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead you to do repetitive behaviors (compulsions)"-Mayo Clinic