Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
What is OCD?
OCD is an Anxiety Disorder
 Those who have OCD suffer from
uncontrollable, unwanted thoughts, as
well as “ri...
What is OCD?


Obsessions
 Uncontrollable, recurring thoughts
○ Thoughts of harming oneself/others
○ Socially inappropri...
What is OCD?


Compulsions
 Performing rituals because of an

inexplicable need to, or to reduce anxiety
○ Skin picking ...
Similarities to Other
Disorders


OCD compulsions have some resemblance to
Tourette’s syndrome, but are different due to
...
Symptoms







Excessive
cleaning
Extreme hoarding
Repeated
checking
Obsessive
sexual, supernatu
ral, violent or
rel...
Treatment


Studies show that altered states of
Serotonin contribute to OCD
 SSRI’s are the best medical treatment



C...
How It Feels To Me
I have always struggled with OCD. The
following slides will tell about my
experience with the symptoms.
Compulsions
I have several compulsions that I can’t
control.
 Many people don’t understand. It’s like
there’s something i...
Compulsions
I had an issue when I was younger with
knocking on door frames whenever
leaving or entering a room.
 When I r...
Imagine trying to resist brushing
off these bugs, and they won’t
go away until you do it several
times.
Obsessions
I have had issues with recurring
thoughts about harming my loved ones
 Once again, I just think them, even
tho...
Obsessions
One of my obsessions is a concern for
evenness and order.
 If one thing is out of place in a list, then I
get ...
What obsessions feel like


It’s almost as if someone says, “Don’t
think about potatoes”. You have to think
of potatoes i...
What obsessions feel like


It can also be described in the way that,
if you don’t do something (organize)
then something...
Bad Handwriting
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  1. 1. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  2. 2. What is OCD? OCD is an Anxiety Disorder  Those who have OCD suffer from uncontrollable, unwanted thoughts, as well as “rituals” that are repeated. 
  3. 3. What is OCD?  Obsessions  Uncontrollable, recurring thoughts ○ Thoughts of harming oneself/others ○ Socially inappropriate sexual obsessions  People with severe OCD’s obsessions can become illusions
  4. 4. What is OCD?  Compulsions  Performing rituals because of an inexplicable need to, or to reduce anxiety ○ Skin picking and similar “habits” ○ Counting (Footsteps, repetitions, etc.) ○ Clearing throat
  5. 5. Similarities to Other Disorders  OCD compulsions have some resemblance to Tourette’s syndrome, but are different due to the repetitious nature. Simulating an urge
  6. 6. Symptoms      Excessive cleaning Extreme hoarding Repeated checking Obsessive sexual, supernatu ral, violent or religious thoughts Nervous Rituals
  7. 7. Treatment  Studies show that altered states of Serotonin contribute to OCD  SSRI’s are the best medical treatment  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy  Exposure with response prevention (ERP)  Exposing the subject to a stimulus until there is no longer any anxiety  OCD brain is usually more active
  8. 8. How It Feels To Me I have always struggled with OCD. The following slides will tell about my experience with the symptoms.
  9. 9. Compulsions I have several compulsions that I can’t control.  Many people don’t understand. It’s like there’s something in your body that makes you do it, even though you don’t want to, or know you shouldn’t. You just do it. 
  10. 10. Compulsions I had an issue when I was younger with knocking on door frames whenever leaving or entering a room.  When I run, I have to brush my right shoe against my left leg once per step , and repeat it several times per(until it feels right).  It feels like an itch that you cannot scratch. It’s all internal, and can’t be satisfied. 
  11. 11. Imagine trying to resist brushing off these bugs, and they won’t go away until you do it several times.
  12. 12. Obsessions I have had issues with recurring thoughts about harming my loved ones  Once again, I just think them, even though I know that it’s wrong. 
  13. 13. Obsessions One of my obsessions is a concern for evenness and order.  If one thing is out of place in a list, then I get anxious. 
  14. 14. What obsessions feel like  It’s almost as if someone says, “Don’t think about potatoes”. You have to think of potatoes in order to not think about them. This is similar to what it’s like with an obsessive thought.
  15. 15. What obsessions feel like  It can also be described in the way that, if you don’t do something (organize) then something bad will happen. If you don’t fix that one section of bad handwriting on the project, all of the handwriting is bad, and you will literally get a 0%.
  16. 16. Bad Handwriting

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