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  • 1. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • 2. What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    The fourth most common mental disorder
    Anxiety Disorder characterized by of apprehension and fear of repetitive behavior.
    Obsessions provide a temporary feeling of relief
    Most people with OCD are diagnosed when they are a children
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  • 4. What Causes OCD?
    Brain dysfunction in the release of the hormone serotonin.
    Trouble turning off impulses from the Orbitofrontal Cortex
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  • 6. Types of OCD
    Percent of OCD Cases by Symptom
    Checking 79.3
    Hoarding 62.3
    Ordering 57.0
    Morality 43.0
    Sexual/Religious 30.2
    Contamination/Washing 25.7
    Harming/Aggression 24.2
    Illness 14.3
    Other 19.0
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  • 8. Types of OCD
    Checking- The need to to an action to relieve an impulse
    Hoarding- The need to keep items to feel comfortable and avoid anxiety attacks
    Contamination- The fear of being exposed to dangerous germs.
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  • 10. Treating OCD
    The key to treating OCD is to treat patients with medication as well as therapy
    Drugs used to treat depression are used to suppress serotonin levels
    Behavioral Therapy is very commonly used
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  • 12. Famous People With OCD
    Charles Darwin
    Leonardo Dicaprio
    Billy Bob Thornton
    Jessica Alba
    Donald Trump
    David Beckham
    Howard Stern
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  • 15. How Do People Live With OCD
    Becoming an expert on your own condition
    Reduce Stress
    Seek medical treatment
    Cope with stigma
    Live life the way you want to live it
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  • 17. Myths About OCD
    OCD is a personality flaw in people who are just being picky or fussy or anal.
    OCD is caused by stress, so people with OCD just need to learn to relax and stop obsessing.
    OCD behavior is caused by a dysfunctional childhood or poor self-esteem.
    Real OCD is very rare.
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  • 20. OCD