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    Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors "Compulsive" and "obsessive" have become everyday words. "I'm compulsive" is how some people describe their need for neatness, punctuality, and shoes lined up in the closets. "He's so compulsive is shorthand for calling someone uptight, controlling, and not much fun. "She's obsessed with him" is a way of saying your friend is hopelessly lovesick. That is not how these words are used to describe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder or OCD, a strange and fascinating sickness

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    Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior and the Types of Treatments Could you imagine to constantly be thinking over and over about something, such as keeping your hands clean from germs? Now imagine yourself washing your hands repeatedly for an obscene amount of time because you want relief from these nagging thoughts. At the same time you realize, "Gosh, what am I doing?" These are the symptoms of an individual with Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior (OCB). OCB is an anxiety disorder which carries a person's

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    OCD

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    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder In the seventeenth century, obsessions and compulsions were thought to be symptoms of religious melancholy. In the 1830’s, Esquirol described OCD as being partial insanity. He believed that it was a result of either a disordered intellect, or a disordered will. However, in the 1850’s French psychiatrists dismissed the idea of OCD being a result of partial insanity. Obsessions and compulsions were often thought to be phobias, panic disorders, sexual perversion, and sometimes

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    Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is considered an anxiety disorder. “Anxiety disorders make their sufferers feel disproportionately anxious or fearful.” McGrath (2007) With OCD people experience obsessive thoughts, images or impulses repeatedly ranging from annoying to extremely distressing. They then respond to those thoughts with repetitive compulsive behaviors or thoughts. New studies have shown that around 6-9 million Americans alone suffer from OCD. The research I have done on the subject

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    Overview Of Howie Mandel

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    that Mandel suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. A person with obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized as someone who tends to have obsessive thoughts that may vary from person to person. These obsessions also tend to be associated with compulsions which are defined as repetitive behaviors (Beidel, Bulik, & Stanley, 2012, p. 131). What makes these behaviors abnormal is its tendency to cause a disturbance in one's life in some form. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a type of disease that

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    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children

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    I wanted to research on the topic of obsessive compulsive disorders because of my great aunts experience with it. My great aunt Molly had obsessive compulsive behavior. This disorder came to kill her. She was vacuuming, I’m not sure for how long but she called her sister and explained she felt as if she was having a heart attack. Great aunt Molly said to her sister she could not call an ambulance until she finished cleaning the floors. She never got to finish cleaning the floors because she died

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    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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    feels about her fear. After a while, her fear comes back and she starts her ritual of washing her hands repeatedly again. 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). OCD affects both men and women equally and it affects about two percent of the population (Britannica.com). Living with OCD is challenging

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    According to Molecular Psychiatry 1 out of every 100 people in the United States are currently suffering from OCD. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted diverse obsessions that are then followed by compulsions (Subramaniam, Soh, Vaingankar, Picco, & Chong, 2013). To get a better understanding of what this definition means, it is important to explain what obsessions and compulsions are. Obsessions can be repeated thoughts, images, sensations, or impulses

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    Obsessive-compulsive disorder is defined by select characteristics (compulsions) and thoughts (obsessions). Obsessive-compulsive disorder usually consists of irrational obsessions, fears, and compulsions. (Mayo, 1) Though obsessions and compulsions are common, it is not necessary to have both when defining Obsessive-compulsive disorder. Some individuals with OCD only have obsessions or compulsions. (Mayo,1) It takes a professions therapist to diagnose Obsessive-compulsive disorder. Therapists will

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    The mental disorder known as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder affects over 6 million Americans of all ages and genders. Half of these affected Americans go undiagnosed, and untreated (Charles). Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) has noticeable symptoms in many people, but it can be treated. In the fifteenth century, the first descriptions of OCD behavior occurred. The description was about a young man who couldn’t stop sticking out his tongue, and who had the urge to blurt things out during prayer

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