Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Sheimiley Lozada

What Is OCD?

An anxiety disorder in which people have recurring, unwanted thoughts, ideas or sensations that makes them feel driven to do something repetitively.

Symptoms

  • Cleaning , to reduce the fear that real or imagined germs or dirt will contaminate
  • Utter a name or phrase
  • repeat a behavior several times
  • Checking to reduce the harming of oneself or other

Medications

Serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) is the most common medication used for OCD. Fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), fluoxetine (Prozac), sertraline (Zoloft), Citalopram (Celaxa), and escitalopram (Lexapro) are not as commonly used ass (SRI) but its also a type of medication for OCD

Causes

Ocd is most likely to be the result of a combination of either neurobiological, genetic, behavioural, cognitive, or environmental factors that trigger the disorder in a specific individual

Treatmeants

Treatments for OCD are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Patient learns to decrease and then stop the rituals that plague their lives

Who can get OCD

Anyone can get OCD, Both male and female, and all social and ethnic groups, symptoms usually start at a young age