by: Ally H. TB: 2
Signs and Symptoms
always washing hands (red hands from this)
reorganizing room, desk, etc.
rituals (urge to do something repeatedly)
compulsions: make sure bad things will not happen
strong urge to do something repeatedly
obsessions: preoccupied worrying about whether something could be harmful, dangerous, wrong or dirty
Signs and symptoms may vary depending on patient's obsessions and how they respond to those obsessions/ compulsions
How does it affect someone?
(not just extra little things, but taking a lot of time out daily routine)
Person tries to hide compulsions from others
Other names or forms?
How is it diagnosed?
Do you have worries, thoughts, images, feelings, or ideas that bother or upset or scare you?
Do you feel you have to check, repeat, ask, or do things over and over again?
Do you feel you have to do things a certain number of times, or in a certain pattern?
How is it treated?
talk therapy exposure and ritual prevention allow people to face fears in a safe way and not do compulsions
OCD tends to run in families