Case Study Of Obsession-Compulsion Disorder

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There has been recent research that has stated that obsession-compulsion disorder involves the dysfunction in a neuronal loop that runs from the orbital frontal cortex to the cingulate gyrus, striatum (cuadate nucleus and putamen), globus pallidus, thalamus and then back to the frontal cortex (Yerevanian, 2010). To back up The Carlat Psychiatry Report’s research, supporting the hypothesis is the results of neurosurgical treatment of obsession-compulsion disorder (Huey, 2010). Believed to mediate anxiety or other emotional symptoms is the limbic system, which in conjunction with Papez circuit, the cingulotomy interrupts the loop at the anterior cingulate cortex (The Carlat Psychiatry Report, 2014). In the same aspect, the fronto-thalamic …show more content…
Horney defined neurosis as a maladaptive and counterproductive way of dealing with relationships, which eventually drove people away (Horney, 1920). Unlike Freud, Adler, and Jung, Horney viewed obsession-compulsive thoughts as as a way of interpersonal control and coping. According to Horney, children adapted this personality style, filling their life with anxiety and obsession-compulsion behaviors. Horney felt that Freud often ignored the culture factor to which consequently lead to false acquisitions, one being his sexualized outlook to most everything (Horney, 1920). In her time, Karen Horney established ten patterns of neurotic needs that people take to an unrealistic or unreasonable level; the individual’s needs are much more intense and engrossed in pleasing others. The patterns included the neurotic need for affection and approval, the neurotic need for a partner, the neurotic need to restrict one 's life to allow it to be less stressful, the neurotic need for power or for a facade of omnipotence, the neurotic need to exploit others and get the better of them, the neurotic need for social recognition or prestige, the neurotic need for personal admiration, the neurotic need for personal achievement, the neurotic need for self-sufficiency and independence, and the neurotic need for …show more content…
Their contributions have led to the development and successfulness of psychological treatments for various distresses (Ravindran et al., 2009). Although they have together made much progress for psychological treatments and the perception of the human mind, Jung’s theories on obsession-compulsion disorder differ considerably fro that of Freud’s (The Carlat Psychiatry Report, 2014). Carl Jung disagreed with Freud, proposing that the most serious conflicts of obsessive-compulsive behaviors revolved around oppositions by archetypes (Farrell, Waters, Boschen, & Milliner, 2011). In comparison to Freud however, Jung pointed out the conflict between the ego and shadow, the anima, and the animus (Yerevanian, 2010). Jung found controversy with Freud’s focus on sexuality as a key motivating behavioral force in obsession-compulsion disorder (Frey-Rohn, 1974). Jung also disagreed with Freud’s concept of the unconscious mind, stating it to be too limited and overly negative (Alamo,

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