Ocd

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Ocd

  1. 1. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  2. 2.  OCD stands for Obsessive Compulsive disorder  OCD- when an anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent and persistent thoughts and feelings and repetitive, ritualized behaviors
  3. 3.  5 million Americans have OCD  OCD is a genetic element that tends 2 run in families
  4. 4.  Hand washing  Ordering  Checking  neatness  Repeating words silently
  5. 5.  OCD appears to be caused by a combination of psychological, biological and genetic factors.
  6. 6.  A popular theory is that a genetic fault leads to a disruption of levels of a brain chemical called serotonin.
  7. 7.  People with OCD should get treatment that is specific to OCD  Treatment for OCD involves a combination of counseling and medication. Usually antidepressant medication and Group therapy
  8. 8.  OCD is generally not a huge problem  There is a 15% chance a person with OCD will commit suicide  Other than that a person can live a almost normal life with OCD
  9. 9.  Google.com  Nimh.gov  Ocdonline.com

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