Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Colton McKinney 10/11/16 Health-6

Definition of OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions).Often the person carries out the behaviors to get rid of the obsessive thoughts.

Symptoms

Some symptoms are:


  • Washing Hands repeatedly
  • Continuous checking stuff
  • Hoarding
  • Repetitive Movements
  • Social Isolation
  • Arranging things in a certain order.

Causes

While, we still do not know the exact cause or causes of OCD, research suggests that differences in the brain and genes of those affected may play a role.

Background

It equally affects men, women and children of all races, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. In the United States, about 1 in 40 adults and 1 in 100 children have OCD. And according to the World Health Organization, OCD is one of the top 20 causes of illness-related disability, worldwide, for individuals between 15 and 44 years of age.

Treatments

Medications for OCD
  • Prozac
  • Anxiolytic
  • Antidepressant


Therapy's
  • Support group
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Aversion therapy

Age/Gender Tendencies

OCD is one of the top 20 causes of illness-related disability, worldwide, for individuals between 15 and 44 years of age. It equally effects people of all ages and and genders.

Slogan

OCD is like a scratch in your brain, that you cant scratch.

Anxiety Disorders Association of America

8730 George Ave

212-6471890

http://www.adaa.org

National Alliance on mental illness

2107 wilson Blvd

800-950-6264

http://www.nami.org

Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation Inc

boston, Ma 02196

617-973-5801

https://ocfoundation.org

I Have OCD. This Is What It’s Like to Be in My Mind for 3 Minutes.