Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ( Disorder ) Essay

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The anxiety disorder that Phillip, in the case study is experiencing seems to be the result of obsessive-compulsive disorder. If we look at the case study example for obsessive-compulsive disorder from the textbook according to (Sue et al.2014, p.107) Greenberg states that impulse thoughts and ideas are obsessions that lead to compulsion which is justification for what the individuals seems fit. It can make them over obsessive about ideas which if things don’t go perfect can lead to panic causing anxiety. According to (Sue et al.2014, p.108) Foa, Kozak, and Markarian et al. states that obsessive-compulsive disorder “involves obsessions, which are anxiety producing, repetitive thoughts or images; compulsions, felt needs to perform acts or dwell on thoughts to reduce anxiety; or both.” In the case with Phillip, he shows to have an obsession about driving and running someone over with every bump he crosses or any little noise he hears. Phillip then has a compulsion has to pull over to the side of the road and check to see if everything is clear on the road. If we taken in to consideration the specific part of Phillip’s disorder it can lead to the conclusion that traveling and driving is the cause of OCD for Phillip anxiety disorder. It almost seems as Phillip feels like he has no choice due to the past trouble with his previous job with being late. In order to cope with his fear of driving Phillip tries to leave early to account for the multiple pit stops along the way to…

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