Causes And Treatment Of Teenagers With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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A mental illness that takes weeks and sometimes years for the person to start feel normal again is depression. It can completely take over their life. A person who is struggling with this illness feels like everything around them is falling apart. That there is no way out of the darkness or the endless hopelessness that is surrounding someone every day. Most depressed people are teenagers, they are embarrassed to ask anyone for help. About five in ten teenagers have major episodes of depression that never get treated or helped. Most teenagers with this illness do not get the help they really need (Martin 11). The signs of depression is as follows, the person will have the lack of energy and will not want to do anything. They will feel worthless, …show more content…
It is characterized by recurring, unwelcome, and disturbing thoughts, and repetitive, ritualistic behaviors that people with this disorder feel the need to perform. They have fears and anxiety that they cannot control. The brain repeats certain thoughts and replays it endlessly. The teenagers with this disorder are usually used to having an everyday routine. Teenagers with obsessive compulsive disorder do not get the help they need because they are too embarrassed to bring it up to anyone. It is the fourth most common neuropsychiatric in the United States. Men are more likely to develop this mental illness (Giddens …show more content…
Being forced to tell something. Fears of causing oneself or others harm. Fears of acting violent or aggressive actions. Fear of losing control. Fears of contamination, infection, and germs (Giddens 11). Sexual thoughts and disgust of bodily waste of fluids. Fear of thinking sinful or evil thoughts. Concern over imperfections or over not completing something (Giddens 13). There is no specific cause of obsessive compulsive disorder, and there is not a gene for this mental illness (Giddens 19). Sometimes people with tis illness can suffer from related disorders such as depression, substance abuse, attention deficit disorder, or anxiety disorders (Giddens 25). Another mental illness is attention deficit disorder is often generated by a biochemical imbalance. There a deficiency in the brains ability to produce or use certain chemicals called transmitter substances or neurotransmitters, which means that neurons use to communicate with each other and send messages (Phelal

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