Compulsive Disorders Essays

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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    wrong with this man? This man most like has a disability called Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD. In the past, this man with OCD would have been considered extremely strange, but it is now known that OCD is somewhat common in today’s world. The conditions of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder can be very uncomfortable and unsettling, but there are some ways to treat OCD. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder that causes a sufferer to have very uncomfortable obsessions and compulsions

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD for short, has affected numerous people; one being Jeff Bell, the author of the book Rewind, Replay, Repeat: A memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. This book has much insight on OCD and touches many interesting facts that some people would never know prior to reading. Rewind, Replay, Repeat is a book written from the author, Jeff Bell’s, point of view. The book is a reflection of Bell’s life and how he has coped while living with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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    repeatedly because it reduces the anxiety that she 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

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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    OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) OCD is a very common disorder affecting almost everyone in the world, some being affected much more than others. First of all I will give a brief definition of OCD. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder causes the brain to get stuck on one particular urge or thought that can’t easily be let go. People with OCD often call it a case of, “mental hiccups that won’t go away.” Everyone has this condition in one way or another. For instance, a man might go into a bathroom and

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Imagine if you couldn’t get your job done because throughout your shift you had to continuously wash your hands. To many people this would be an easy problem but not if you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Several little thoughts or rituals irritate a person with OCD daily. There are many factors, symptoms, and treatments regarding OCD. OCD is known as one of the anxieties disorders (geocities). It can be a crippling condition that can persist throughout a person’s

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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    Obsessive-Compulsive disorder (OCD) is becoming more effective when the patient with the disorder is exposed and are involved in response prevention treatment techniques in an independent setting which is also known as behavior therapy. The OCD research group in the University of Los Angeles Medical Center have been researching about this disorder through various tests and treatments. This research group has applied cognitive techniques in order to let the patient be aware of the biological aspects

  • Personal Narrative: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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    After going to a special doctor and answering a bunch of questions, the doctor sat me and my mom down to tell us the diagnosis. I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. This means that I have obsessive or intrusive thoughts that I can’t shake and they give me anxiety. In order to calm this anxiety, I perform compulsive actions or rituals. For example, I can be hand writing on a worksheet for school and suddenly I’ll get these obsessive thoughts that the teacher won’t be able to read

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Essay

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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

  • The Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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    The Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? I’m sure that most everyone has seen different news shows or talk shows where you see the person washing their hands until they bleed, or go back and forth into the house to double, triple, quadruple check something. A person may walk around

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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    might have a psychological disorder known as an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). It has recently been found that 2.2 million Americans have been tested and diagnosed with OCD and is a common disorder affecting 1-3% of children and adolescents (Thomsen 5). OCD is known to be hereditary and the symptoms may spread out and begin to get worse at different times (Thomsen 2). So what is OCD? What causes it, what are the treatments and symptoms of this behavior? How this disorder can affect a human’s life

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental illness that traps people in endless cycles of repetitive thoughts and behaviors. Pierre Janet described obsessive-compulsive disorder by using the term psychasthenia. Sigmund Freud described obsessions and compulsions as psychological defenses used to deal with sexual and aggressive conflicts in the unconscious mind (Bruce Bower: 1987). OCD is also known as “The Doubting Disease,” because it’s as though the mind doesn’t register when the person does

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Nature vs Nurture

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    of life help shape their personalities, traits, and other characteristics. One topic that can be argued from both perspectives is obsessive-compulsive disorder. People who develop Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder are influenced by their inherited predispositions and the events that unfold in their environment. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a disorder which causes people to develop an anxiety when certain obsessions or compulsions are not fulfilled. OCD can affect both children and adults with

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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    Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry. The acts of those who have OCD may appear paranoid and potentially psychotic. However, OCD sufferers generally recognize their obsessions and compulsions as irrational and may become further distressed by this realization. Obsessive–compulsive disorder affects children and adolescents, as well as adults. Roughly one third to one half of adults with

  • Personal Narrative: Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

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    Before I begin it is probably best to inform you, the reader, about myself. I am, as I describe myself, a “high functioning” person with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. To put it plainly, I am very particular about most things and I follow a set of daily routines that must be accomplished, yet they do not have any drastic crippling effects on my day to day life. On the contrary, I find that I can use these compulsions to my advantage over most situations. At times, I consider it quite entertaining

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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    Introduction I want to write about obsessive-compulsive disorder because it is a very important thing in the life of humans that is present and that sometimes it is not taken care of or the people don't really know a lot about it. And when it is present people don't know what it is happening with the person provoking the ritual and then the question from the observer comes and commentaries are maid without really knowing the truth of what really is happening. In this essay

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Always washing your hands? Or perhaps you are always counting things or checking things. Are these actions taking over your life or constantly occupying your mind? Perhaps you have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). It was once thought that OCD was rare; however, recently it has been found that 2-3% (or 7 million Americans) of people have OCD. People with OCD are usually diagnosed by between the ages of 20 and 30, and about 75% of those who will develop OCD will

  • Exploring Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

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    Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder Katlin Koch Buena Vista University Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder The topic that I chose for this paper is Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder. When thinking about psychology of personality as a whole, there are many different approaches, topics and dynamics that are associated with personality. According to Burger (2015), “personality can be defined as consistent behavior patterns and intrapersonal processes originating within the individual”

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Case Analysis

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    and friends homes. Her fear of germs is intensifying and prohibiting her from having adequate relationships. This is leaving her to feel quite isolated and lonely. Regina is presenting symptoms that would best meet the criteria for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, based on the DSM-IV-TR. Her obsessions consist of recurrent and persistent thoughts and impulses that are experienced, at some time during the disturbance, as intrusive and inappropriate and cause marked anxiety or distress. The thoughts and

  • Living With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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    differences between both symptoms and experiences of six different authors who have been personally affected by obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).  Since OCD is not very well understood by many members of the public ("Escape"), I hope that the experiences of the authors that I researched will be able to paint a vivid picture of what life with OCD is like. Obsessive-compulsive disorder involves a chemical imbalance in the brain. This chemical imbalance is thought to be the main reason for obsessions

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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    I have always been fascinated with behavioral disorders, especially OCD. I learned about OCD a few years ago when I was reading a medical journal. At first, it seemed like something very odd. The idea that otherwise normal people can do such strange things, and not be able to control themselves was fascinating. I wanted to know more about this topic, which is why I chose to write my paper on it. I thought that by knowing more about the subject, I will be able to better understand how these people’s