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Definition: A psychiatric disorder characterized by obsessive thoughts and compulsive actions, such as cleaning, counting, or hoarding.


What is it?


Obsession symptoms:Obsessions are repeated, persistent and unwanted urges that cause distress or anxiety.-fear of being contaminated by shaking hands or touching objects.- having things orderly or symmetrical. compulsion symptoms:are repetitive behaviors that you are driven to perform.- counting or checking- following a strict routine -washing your hands until they become raw- counting in certain patterns


- 2.3 of the population between the ages 18-54 has OCD- 1% of pediatric population and 2% of adult population.- 3.3 million people have OCD in the U.S.


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Bbrfoundation.org.brain and behavior, 17 Mar.15.Web.17 Nov. 2015IOCDF.org. International OCD Foundation. Nov. 2015.web.17 Nov.2015Health.com. Time Inc. Network. Nov. 2015. 1 Dec. 2015"Tools & Resources." FAQs about OCD. N.p.,n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2015"Obsessive-Compulsive DisorderSymptoms, causes and effects." Signs and Symptomsof Obsessive-compulsiveDisorder. N.p.,n.d. Web.19 Nov.2015

Work sited

Psychotherapy- Involves gradually exposing you to a feared object or obsession. Having you learn healthy ways to cope with your anxiety. Medication- Psychiatric medications can help control the obsessions and compulsions, most commonly, antidepressents are tried first.-Clomipramine (anafranil)-Paroxetine (paxil, pexeval)


  • MStruthers 4 years ago

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    Colby, I cannot finish the grade for this assignment until you finish up the rest of the glog.