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Why is obsessive compulsive disorder oso common today?

Why is obsessive compulsive disorder oso common today?

OCD recognized more: Ocd was once dubbed the 'secret disorder' because sufferers instinctively "hide" it from others, suffering in isolation, feeling very abnormal. Prevalance may run from 2% to a surprising 4% of population, so literally we previously did not know its rate of occurrence, missing it a lot. Diagnosis better with some standardized screening tools and scales to help nail it down. Publicity adds notoriety. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Definition)

Ocd is characterized by the presence of obsessions/compulsions that are recognized as excessive/unreasonable and time consuming (> 1 hr/day). Obsessions are recurrent/persistent thoughts, impulses, or images. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that one feels driven to perform in response to an obsession. The compulsions are aimed at preventing or ...Read more


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Why is obsessive compulsive disorder such a common psychological disorder today?

We don't know.: There has been some speculation about the fact that obsessive compulsive traits, ie the ability to be meticulous, the ability to check your work, have been so valued in this country that we have actually helped to increase it's presence in our society. ...Read more

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Can you please list the common causes of obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Can you please list the common causes of obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Likely Many: Via ocd-uk: "in spite of a range of theories & considerable research, scientists...Have not been able 2 identify a definitive cause 4 a person developing obsessive-compulsive disorder... However...It is believed that ocd is likely 2be the result of a combination of either neurobiological, genetic, behavioural, cognitive, or environmental...Triggers..." more here; http://bit.Ly/14igwa5. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder?

What are common symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder?

See below: Ocd is defined by the presence of recurring obessions (thoughts) & compulsions (behaviors) that are distressing to the person because of time consumed or effects of thoughts/acts. Nearly all individuals label the thoughts and behaviors as "weird" or "odd, " even very young children; yet, they can't stop. Usually, the compulsion is an effort to get rid of the thought. Range of symptoms is wide. ...Read more

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Can obsessive compulsive disorder be treated with cognitive therapy or is medication use more common?

Can obsessive compulsive disorder be treated with cognitive therapy or is medication use more common?

Both are common: Many people receive relief from ocd symptoms with medications and/or therapy. Discuss this with your doctor and select a treatment plan that's best for you. Both medications and cognitive behavior therapy are common treatments (separately and in combination) for obsessive-compulsive disorder. ...Read more

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What is obsessive-compulsive disorder?

What is obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Anxiety Disorder: Obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) is a psychiatric condition where patients experience anxiety related to obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are intrusive thoughts that produce anxiety, fear or worry. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors that are performed to reduce the associated anxiety. Most OCD sufferers recognize that their obsessions and compulsions are irrational. ...Read more

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Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Form of Anxiety: Ocd is a type of anxiety disorder characterized by two types of symptoms. One of these is obessesional thoughts in which a person has constant thoughts (often negative) that are intrusive and paralyzing. The other symptom is compulsive actions, in which a person engages in repetitive or ritualistic behaviors to the point that it interferes with completing daily activities. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is obsessive compulsive disorder?

Could you explain what is obsessive compulsive disorder?

A Bully Tormenting U: Great intro 2 ocd here at website of anxiety disorders assn of british columbia: http://bit.Ly/ykpajd ocd can really boss u around. It can b like having a mean, scared child running ur life - getting scary, even embarrassing thoughts stuck in ur head u don't want; forcing u 2 do things it tricks u into believing will chase away those thoughts also check http://www.Ocfoundation.Org. ...Read more

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What is obsessive compulsive disorder?

What is obsessive compulsive disorder?

Obsessive Compulsive: Obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) is an anxiety disorder characterized by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. The person has persistent thoughts and rituals that cause distress and get in the way of daily life. For more information: http://tinyurl.Com/5732fg. ...Read more

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Please help me? What is obsessive compulsive disorder?

Please help me? What is obsessive compulsive disorder?

OCD: OCD is obsessive compulsive disorder, which is comprised of obsessions (repeating unwanted thoughts) and compulsions (ritualistic behaviors to help deal with those thoughts) such as washing hands repeatedly, constantly cleaning, checking locks, and other similar behaviors. Often the emotions behind OCD are based in fear and/or anger that is unresolved and even unverbalized. ...Read more

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