Obsessions are recurring, unwanted, or intrusive thoughts or images, while compulsions are repetitive actions or behaviors (Subramaniam, Soh, Vaingankar, Picco, & Chong, 2013; Murphy, Moya, Fox, Rubenstein, Wendland, & Timpano, 2013). These repetitive thoughts and rituals cause stress and anxiety to the person with the disorder. The obsessions and compulsions are often extreme and irrational, which is often known by the patients (Murphy, Moya, Fox, Rubenstein, Wendland, & Timpano, 2013). However, though they are known to be unnecessary, the patient finds it hard and at times impossible to resist thoughts and actions (Murphy, Moya, Fox, Rubenstein, Wendland, & Timpano, 2013). These two symptoms are the main, and only, of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Borderlines engage in self-manipulating behaviors and recurrent suicide attempts and thoughts. "Their behavior can be seen as maladaptive methods of coping with constant emotional pain" (Livesley 144). "Personality includes those aspects of a person's thinking, moods and behavior which affect his or her relationship with others" (Livesley 98). Differences in personality style (traits) add color and variety to relationships but may become too extreme, inflexible or maladaptive, significantly impairing a person's ability to function. When a person is not able to deal with people or problems of the environment, he or she is said to have a Personality Disorder (Livesley 99).
Generalized Anxiety Disorder Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a chronic and often disabling condition that is associated with uncontrollable worry and tension. The vicious cycle of anxiety and worry interferes with relationships, careers, and education, and often leads to depression. This disorder is much more than the normal anxiety that everyone experiences from time to time, and can be crippling in its severity. GAD is unlikely to disappear without proper treatment, and often worsens over time. Physical manifestations of GAD often include headaches, trembling, twitching, fatigue, irritability, frustration, muscle tension, and inability to concentrate.
Anxiety Kassandra Gutierrez Texas A&M International University Anxiety “Anxiety disorders are characterized by frequent fearful thoughts about what might happen in the future”(Wood, Wood, & Boyd, 2014). These sicknesses dramatically alter patients lives in a negative way, not only does if affect the people who suffer from one of these disorders but it also affects their social surroundings and loved ones. There are many psychological disorders, which is why it could be compared to a kingdom of biology because they extend and connect to so many other illness, some of these anxiety disorders would include: panic attacks, specific phobias, obsessive-disorder, major depression, bi polar disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder. An increased heart rate, uncontrollable shaking, and a feeling of suffocation characterize panic attacks. An example of this disorder would be the feeling a person would get while being near water after a near drowning experience.
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Psychological disorders are behavioral dysfunctional patterns of emotions, behaviors, and thoughts that cause considerable distress to an individual. They are abnormalities of the mind which affects a person’s day to day life. There are different types of psychological disorders for example, Narcolepsy, PTSD, Sleep Apnea, Anorexia, Bulemia, and OCD. Obsessive compulsory disorder is a psychological condition characterized by frightening or startling, obsessive, and compulsive thoughts that bring about fear, anxiety and uneasiness. It is an anxiety disorder whereby a patient has uncontrolled feelings and notions that keep repeating despite the fact that, the individual makes an effort to stop them.
This person is most likely affected by OCD. Obsessive compulsive disorder, OCD, is an anxiety disorder characterized by unwanted and uncontrollable thoughts (obsessions) and/or repeating certain behaviors over and over again (compulsions) (Baldridge, 2010). OCD affects both men and women equally and it affects about two percent of the population (Placeholder1). Living with OCD is challenging and it greatly affects the life of the person who is suffering, their family, and even their friends. The exact cause of OCD is not known, but there are certain factors that contribute to developing the symptoms of the disorder such as genetics, cognitive, biological, and environmental factors (Merril, 2012).
Page Paugh Homework 5 3/18/14 Personality disorders: is a mental health condition. Within this condition a person has long-term of behaviors, thoughts and emotions. These actions are typically extremely different than they society’s expectation. These behaviors can cause serious problems at home, work even in relationships. They have trouble dealing with everyday stress and often have stormy relationships with other people.
Patients often have difficulty in social situations and can find it difficult to perform work and academic pursuits successfully. Obsessive compulsive disorder is a serious mental illness that must be considered when patients present with specific symptoms, and an effective method of treatment should be designed to include a variety of methods in order to ensure the best alleviation of symptoms for the individual patient. Obsessive compulsive disorder is an anxiety mental illness. Anxiety disorders are one of the two most common psychiatric disorders. Anxiety disorders can be particularly devastating to a patient and “pose significant mental health problems and impair social functioning and quality of life, despite significant progress in understanding and treating anxiety disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder” (Valente, 2002, p. 125).