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Anxiety Disorders OCD
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
What are some clincial descriptions of "obsessions"?
Thoughts, images, or urges.
Intrusive and/or nonsensical
Cause significant distress
Attempts to resist or eliminate
OCD. What are clincial descriptions of "Compulsions"?
but also mental acts
Performed in an attempt to suppress obsessions & prevent a feared outcome
Provide temporary relief
What are the four major types of symptoms of OCD (obsessions)?
1) Symmetry (26.7%)
2) Forbidden thoughts or actions (21%)
-sexual, religion, aggression
3) Cleaning/contamination (15.9%)
4) Hoarding (15.4%)
OCD. Prevalance. Is it more prevalent in females or males?
Onset for female/male?
Can it be reversed in childhood?
Can be reversed in childhood.
Onset: females- age 20-24, men-13-15
Of obsessions and compulsions, which needs symmetry?
What percentage has multiple obsessions?
60% have multiple obsession.
OCD. Comorbidity. Does comorbidity of OCD typically have poor or strong treatment outcomes?
What are some causes of OCD?
Early life experiences & learning
Thoughts are dangerous/unacceptable
What are some OCD treatments?
SSRIs (60% benefit)
Last resort: neurosurgery