Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Raiven Dean

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

OCD is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that makes them feel driven to do something (compulsions).

Effects of OCD

Some effects of OCD are the fear of being contaminated by shaking hands or by touching objects others have touched, doubts about having locked the door or turned off the stove, thoughts of hurting someone in a traffic accident, intense distress when objects aren't orderly or facing the right way, images of hurting children, impulses to shout obscenities in appropriate situations, counting in a certain patterns, picking at the skin, and washing hands until the skin becomes raw.
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Teaching Students with OCD

Teachers can help educate students with this disability by having a visual agenda for the students to see, keeping the room in order and clean, and having everyone work on the same assignments.

Diagnosing OCD

To be diagnosed with OCD you must go through a physical exam, lab tests, and psychological evaluations.