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    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a disorder that is characterized by incoherent thoughts and obsessions that could potentially lead to repetitive behavior. Though, more often than not, one may not realize that their obsessions are not reasonable. Often one may attempt to ignore their obsessions or stop them. By doing that, it can only increase their distress or anxiety. Contrary to some belief, obsessive compulsive disorder does not discriminate. OCD affects children and adults, both male and female, of all races and ethnicities. According to OCD Education Station, OCD most often affects Caucasians than minorities. Community studies have estimated a lifetime prevalence of 2.5% and a 1-year prevalence of 0.5%-2.1% in adults. Community…

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    What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, also referred to as OCD, is defined as a mental disorder where people have unwanted, reoccurring thoughts that they are unable to control. An individual may feel the need to repeatedly perform a certain task over and over again, hoard items that they do not need, or constantly have the urge to check something frequently. Some examples of obsessions that a person with OCD may have are simple activities such a locking a door,…

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    Dictionary.com defines obsession as the domination of one’s thoughts or feelings by a persistant idea, image, or desire. People use the word obsessed for everything. For example, if someone says, “OMG I’m obsessed with the New Episode of Orange is the New Black”, or, “Honestly I’m obsessed with the Drake album.” The new Drake album isn’t constantly on your mind blocking your other thoughts it’s simply a thought in your mind where you can still focus on other things. An obsession is something…

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    Obsessive compulsive disorder is a disorder that is characterized by incoherent thoughts and obsessions that could potentially lead to repetitive behavior. Though, more often than not, one may not realize that their obsessions are not reasonable. Often one may try to ignore their obsessions or stop them. By doing this, it can only increase their distress or anxiety. Contrary to some belief, obsessive compulsive disorder does not discriminate. OCD affects children and adults, both male and…

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    Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) is a disorder that is defined by the general need for perfection and utmost control in every aspect of one’s life. Despite the fact that it is the most prevalent disorder in the USA, not much is known about its specifics in treatment or symptoms. As a result, many articles, prevalently Wikipedia, often make assumptions and misconceptions about OCPD, which leads to the distribution of incorrect information; this results in the requirement of…

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    Since the patient first recalls his compulsions as “good luck charms” for competing in athletic events, I believe that his compulsive behavior stems from the behavioral perspective of psychology. In which they state that that people happen upon their compulsions quite randomly when they coincidentally coincide with a reduction of fear/stress in a high stakes situation (Comer, 2010). Utilizing this psychological perspective, I believe that the best course of actions would be to begin exposure…

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    Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common anxiety disorder that causes people to obsess over thoughts and may result in compulsive behavior. According to The National Institute of Mental Health “OCD affects between 2 and 3 million adults in the United States (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, OCD)”. This is the same amount of people living in the city of Houston, Texas! The International OCD Foundation estimates “There are also at least 500,000 children and teens with OCD (Who Gets OCD?)”.…

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    Overcoming Mild OCD Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common anxiety disorder that causes people to obsess over thoughts and may sometimes lead to compulsive behavior. According to The National Institute of Mental Health “OCD affects between 2 and 3 million adults in the United States (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, OCD)”. This is the same amount of people living in the city of Chicago, Illinois! The International OCD Foundation estimates “There are also at least 500,000 children and…

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    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Case Study Jessica Freeman Eastern Maine Community College Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Case Study Karen is a married thirty year-old woman with four children. Even though she has been having issues with anxiety for years and depression for three months, Karen is living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). According to the American Psychiatric Association (2013), those with OCD show symptoms of arduous “…obsessions, compulsions, or both…” that cannot…

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    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a condition of excessive intrusive thoughts, called obsessions, that lead to repetitive behaviors or rituals, called compulsions, to soothe the brain. This condition makes people's brains feel overwhelmed or out of “control” of a simple worry, so it causes them to have irrational behaviors to calm this worry down. OCD obsessions usually occurs around themes such as doing well in school, excelling at athletics, job related matters, self appearance, keeping things…

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