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  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    Stigma, coming from the Latin stem stigmat- means to mark or brand, especially a slave (Definition of STIGMA, 2016). Although stigma in modern society may not be as clear as a physical marker, it is still as prevalent and degrading. Even in progressive modern society, stigma persists surrounding mental illness, especially Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, more commonly known as OCD. The question, then, becomes why does this stigma persist? The answer however is neither simple nor succinct as the stigma has taken multiple complex facets as it has become ingrained in modern culture. Background What is OCD? The first step in understanding the stigma that surrounds OCD is to understand Obsessive Compulsive Disorder itself. The disorder itself is…

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  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Case Studies

    African American female who lives with her mother and has visitation with her father every other weekend. She was brought to the clinic by her mother in response to concerns reported by her teacher at school, as well as difficulties at home, concerning odd and disruptive behaviors, obsession concerning her mother’s safety, anxiety, and declining academic performance. Diagnosis Based on her presenting symptoms, Vera meets the full criteria for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The DSM-5…

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  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Case Study

    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…

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  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Research Paper

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is one of the most popular types of therapy when treating disorders such as anxiety, panic disorders, and most commonly, obsessive compulsive disorder. Cognitive behavioral therapy is defined as changing the disturbing thoughts of a person by identifying their feelings, beliefs, and behaviors in order to eventually change the behavior of the person (Courtois, 2009). Cognitive therapy treats…

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  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

    Living with a mental illness is challenging, to say the least. Taking care of a family member with a mental illness is just as challenging, as our guest speaker (who we will refer to as “T”) can attest to. It was overwhelming at times to raise a daughter struggling with bipolar I disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). In this essay, we are going to refer to the daughter as “C” to maintain her confidentiality. T always had her hands full, whether it was dealing with a manic episode,…

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  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Analysis

    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD) is a disorder that many struggle with in their daily life. It can be life altering and change the person’s quality of life dramatically. The treatment for OCD consists of medication or therapy that will help one cope with this disorder. Many believe this disorder occurs because one fixates on over analyzing, washing their hands, or checking and rechecking (Fawcett, 2015). Researchers have not yet to identify the main cause of this disorder, but it has been…

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  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Research Paper

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Defined What is obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? The standard bench mark in the field of psychology for defining and assigning psychological conditions is massive text called the DSM-V, so we will begin there. DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (300.3):  Presence of obsessions, compulsions, or both...  The obsessions or compulsions are time-consuming (e.g., take more than 1 hour per day) or cause clinically significant distress or…

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  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

    The purpose of this paper is to discuss similarities, differences, causes, and treatments of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). With OCD, a client must have recurrent thoughts, impulses that become an issue within their day to day life (Meyer & Weaver, 2013). Many times, these thoughts become obsessional behaviors, such as counting to ten before applying deodorant under each arm, or repetitively checking to make sure the front door is locked ten to…

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  • Obsessive-Compulsive Related Disorders Case Study

    For the purpose of discussing the identification and categorisation of mental illness, this essay will focus on the chapter of Obsessive-Compulsive Related Disorders (OCRDs) from the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V). An emphasis will be placed on hoarding disorder (HD), a newly recognised disorder characterised by the compulsive acquisition of objects, with persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, and significant associated…

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  • Causes And History Of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

    sufferes from the mental illness known as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). OCD is a disease that includes both obsessive and compulsive tendincies. It is a common disorder that effects individuals of all ages from child to adult. Defined by the National Institute of Mental Health, "Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a common, chronic and long lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that…

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