Ocd ppt 97-03 dimoff_c

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Ocd ppt 97-03 dimoff_c

  1. 1. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder By: Casey Dimoff
  2. 2. What is OCD? <ul><li>Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder which is characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) or repetitive behaviors (compulsions). </li></ul><ul><li>OCD often comes with rituals such as obsessive hand washing or locking doors. These rituals often take over and control a person’s life. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Symptoms <ul><li>People with OCD may be plagued by persistent, unwelcome thoughts or images, or by the urgent need to engage in certain rituals. </li></ul><ul><li>People with OCD perform their rituals even though doing so interferes with daily life and they find the repetition distressing. </li></ul><ul><li>Most adults with OCD recognize that what they are doing is senseless, however, some adults and most children may not realize that their behavior is out of the ordinary. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Treatment <ul><li>The first person you should see is your family doctor. A physician can determine whether the symptoms are due to an anxiety disorder. </li></ul><ul><li>The next step is usually seeing a mental health professional </li></ul><ul><li>work as a team and make a plan to treat your anxiety disorder together with your mental health professional. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Making Treatment More Effective <ul><li>Many people with anxiety disorders benefit from joining a self-help or support group and sharing their problems and achievements with others. Internet chat rooms can also be useful as well. </li></ul><ul><li>This is not a substitute for care from a mental health professional. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Where to Get Help <ul><li>Talk to someone you trust, for example, a doctor, nurse, social worker, or religious counselor. Ask their advice on where to seek treatment. </li></ul><ul><li>Otherwise, check the Yellow Pages under &quot;mental health,” &quot;social services,&quot; &quot;crisis intervention services,&quot; &quot;hotlines,&quot; &quot;hospitals,&quot; or &quot;physicians” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Types of People and Places That Can Help <ul><li>Family doctors </li></ul><ul><li>Mental health specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Religious leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Health maintenance organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Community mental health centers </li></ul><ul><li>Social service agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Private clinics and facilities </li></ul>
  8. 8. Works Cited <ul><li>http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/index.shtml </li></ul>

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