Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Types of Compulsions/Rituals (repeated…
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
poor quality of life - obsessions/compulsions may interfere with hobbies
Substance abuse - self medicating with alcohol and other substances to cope with the OCD
physical damage to skin (due to excessive hand washing)
Suicidal thoughts or desires
What other disorders/illnesses can be developed from OCD?
anxiety disorders - (ex. paranoia) OCD can cause further anxiety to develop from stress
Schizophrenia - both disorders have shared characteristics
Eating disorders- OCD can cause an individual to become obsessed with their eating habits
Body dysmorphic disorder - OCD can cause an individual to become obsessed with their body/appearance causing an altered perception of themselves.
Types of Intrusive Thoughts
POCD - fear that you might molest a child
Self Harm - fear that you may harm yourself
Sexual Orientation - fear that you might partake in the LGBTQ+
Harm of others - fear that you might physically harm someone else
Types of Compulsions/Rituals
repeated cleaning of one or more items
arranging items to face a certain way
Constant counting ex. counting how many steps you take
repeatedly washing your hands
constantly checking the stove or door locks etc.
depression, anxiety and extreme tension
constantly checking things
Intrusive thinking - ex. unwanted thoughts of hurting someone
Exposure therapy - individual exposes themselves to the source of their anxiety
Medical treatment - such as fluvoxamine, clomipramine, risperidone
habit reversal training - type of behavioural treatment used to reduce repetitive behaviours
What is OCD?
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a mental health disorder that affects people of all ages and walks of life, and occurs when a person gets caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. .
Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images or urges that trigger intensely distressing feelings.
Compulsions are behaviors an individual engages in to attempt to get rid of the obsessions and/or decrease his or her distress
OCD in kids
have trouble deciding and choosing
kids may have trouble concentrating on school work
lose temper if they cannot do something right
take a long time to do daily tasks