Obscessive Compulsive Disorder OCD

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Obscessive Compulsive Disorder OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Students with symptoms may:- Be indecisive and slow to accomplish tasks- Avoid some classroom materials- Wash hands excessively- Be stubborn, argumentative, and demanding- Act in a distracted or an inattentive way- Repeat particular sounds, words or music- Excessively request reassurance or explanations- Be irritable or have erratic mood swings- Be ostracized by peers (Cooley, 2007)

Reference:Cooley, M.L. (2007). Teaching Kids With Mental Health & Learning Disorders in the Regular Classroom: How to Recognize, Understand, and Help Challenged (and Challenging) Students Succeed. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing Inc.

Some words used to describe how it feels to live wtih OCD:DepressedEmbarrassedSecretiveHopelessFrustratedExasperatedDebilitatedDrainedAshamedBulliedExhausted(OCD UK, 2013)

Reference:OCD UK. (2013). Understanding What Drives OCD. Retrieved from: http://ocduk.org/understanding-ocd

Students with OCD experience unwanted, intrusive throughts or images (obsessions) that can cause them to engage in repetitive behaviours (compulsions) (Cooley, 2007).


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