Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Kaylee and Rylei
- extreme obsession with organization
- extreme fear of violence
- self loathing
- excessive hand washing
- dwelling on certain events
- seeking reassurance from your family and peers (more than an average person)
In oder to be diagnosed with OCD, the individual must undergo a physical exam (to rule out any other conditions), lab/blood tests (to check for drugs present in the body), and a psychological exam which may involve the physician talking to family members and peers (to better understand circumstance).
Although there is no official cure for OCD, there are treatment options for those for feel that the disorder is affecting their daily life. These include prescription drugs, such as Prozac and Celexa, as well as going through therapy with a certified physician.