Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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2014-03-19 02:10:55
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  1. Essential Characteristics of OCD:
    -___ related recurrent ____ and or compultions
    anxiety; obsessions
  2. Essential Characteristics of OCD:
    -intrusive, recurring, unwanted thoughts
    -experienced as a part of themselves, not an alien thing
    obsession
  3. excessive doubt, and excessive thinking are two parts of hwat
    obsessions
  4. Essential Characteristics of OCD:
    -repetitive behavior that is difficult to resist doing no matter how absurd
    -yielding ____ are most common
    -controlling _______, such as counting or touching
    compulsions
  5. Etiology of OCD: which?!
    -low serotonin level
    -abnormal activity in orbital frontal cortex and caudate nucleus
    -could be causal
    biological
  6. Etiology of OCD: which?!
    -compulsions are learned be chance
    -not likely to be causal
    behavioral
  7. Etiology of OCD: which?!
    -OCD patients have a specific self schema
    -them blame themselves
    -unlikely to be causalĀ 
    -compulsions neutralize the obsessive thoughts (more causal)
    cognitive
  8. Treatment of OCD: Biological
    -____ medication improves symptoms, but isnt a ____
    antidepressant; cure
  9. Treatment of OCD: Behavioral
    -___ and ___ prevention
    exposure and response. 60-90% effective
  10. Treatment of OCD: Cognitive Treatments
    - ____ training, which is a form of implosion therapy. aka eliciting thoughts to the extreme
    - _____ response ____, which is distracting selves mentally
    inhibition; covert response prevention

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