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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

A visual aid for my Psychology project about OCD

Brennan Jensen

on 13 March 2013

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Transcript of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Created By: Brennan Jensen OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER A brain-based anxiety disorder that causes considerable suffering and impairment. CAUSES DEFINITION TYPES OF OCD * O.C.D. We don't know HOW people get it, but we know WHY it affects the brain.
There are three main theories on how people get OCD. GENETICS BRAIN TRAUMA OR INJURY INFECTION What are Obsessions? What is a Compulsion? AFFECTED AREA PSYCHOLOGY TREATMENT Therapy is used as treatment. Most often used is a 2-Component therapy
Exposure & Response prevention
Cognitive Therapy OVERVIEW We know is a brain anxiety disorder causing obsessions with certain things resulting in ritualistic actions (compulsions).

We know HOW it affects the brain but are not certain why...

We know the 3 main theories for WHY it's caused...

We know there are many different types of OCD, and that people most often have more than one type.

We know that the treatment for OCD is therapy. FRONTAL CORTEX



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