In 2003, Nicolas Cage starred in a movie titled, Matchstick Men. Roy Waller, played by Nicolas Cage is a con artist, swindling money from unsuspecting individuals, with his partner and apprentice, Frank Mercer. The opening con depicts Roy Waller and Frank Mercer calling up an elderly woman, misleading her into thinking she had won some sort of lottery, however, she would have to pay a large amount of money, in order, to claim her prize. Throughout the movie, the viewers watch as Roy suffers from a myriad of ticks, routines, and outbursts, attributing to his obsessive compulsive disorder. When Roy Waller goes through one of his “episodes” where his ticks become uncontrollable and semi-violent, he accidentally drops the last of his medication down the drain. Roy Waller calls up his primary care physician in a panic, letting the audience know that, whatever the medication was, it was some sort of medication to alleviate an onset of symptoms from an episode. Unfortunately for Roy Waller, however, his primary care physician was unavailable, which does nothing but to provoke Roy’s symptoms. Roy Waller’s episode then goes full speed, causing Roy to go into a rage of cleaning, dusting, wiping, and disinfecting everything in his house, all while chain-smoking his Marlboro Cigarettes. Frank Mercer, all the while, has been calling Roy Waller repeatedly, but it appears Roy’s episode causes him to become oblivious to the phone ringing. Worried, Frank Mercer stops by Roy Waller’s house and sees Roy in his episode. Frank Mercer then refers Roy Waller to a “highly-acclaimed” psychiatrist, Dr. Harris Klein. After arguing and much agitation on Roy Waller’s part, Dr. Harris Klein eventually hands Roy a set of medication, and gets him in contact with his 14-year-old daughter, Angela, whom Roy has never seen or heard of before. Angela’s presence alleviates and almost completely cures all of Roy Waller’s symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder. Their relationship blossoms, and
Nicholas Cage played Roy Waller, a conman with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), in Matchstick Men (2003). He reveals his thoughts in a gripping therapy session as he rambles “Look, Doc, I spent last Tuesday watching fibers on my carpet. And the whole time I was watching my carpet, I was worrying that I might vomit. And the more I thought about it... the more I realized that I should just blow my brains out and end it all. But then I thought, well, if I thought more about blowing my brains out….
OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a chronic disorder that is often associated with distress and impairment of functioning. It involves a ritual-like behaviour that deviates from what is considered ‘normal’ behaviour. In the following paper, the topic of OCD, its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment will be discussed. Additional information about other disorders related to this particular disorder is also mentioned. OCD is classified in the Diagnostic….
17 November 2013
It is normal to go back and make sure you turned the curling iron off, or double check the doors to make sure they’re locked. But when a person suffers from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, when you think you forget these regular, simple tasks it can run your whole day. Upon picking this topic and taking this class, I didn’t know about any of the diseases. OCD stuck out to me the most, and so I felt like it would….
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
At some point during their lifetimes, some people are bound to suffer from a psychological disorder. They may be afflicted with schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder. However, one anxiety disorder interests me personally, which locks the individuals that suffer from it into a perpetual cycle of continuous thoughts and behaviors. This disorder is obsessive-compulsive disorder….
For my I-Search I have chosen to write about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I have been interested in the disorder ever since I came across a woman with OCD in goodwill while I was in St. Louis. I was with my cousin and sister at the time and we were relaxing in chairs near the bathroom while waiting for our parents to be done finding a brand new, old pair of jeans. While relaxing in the chairs, my cousin and I noticed a girl go into the bathroom, but not close the door all the way and then….
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
One of the most interesting mental illnesses to talk about today is obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is mostly referred to as OCD. Although OCD is an attention-grabbing subject, it can occupy a lot of time and energy from a person’s life. There are many who suffer from OCD including men, women, boys and girls. This mental illness causes one to have thoughts that are uncontrollable as well as behaviors that are repeated over and over again. For example, Sue just….
Mental Illness Awareness Assignment
Obsessive-Compulsive disorder is factor that affects the daily lives of many, especially in the twenty-first century. Through a questionnaire aimed to evaluate the true awareness of Obsessive-Compulsive disorder in the modern day high-school, society may finally be able to take a look into how educated in mental illnesses today’s children truly are. Such research is essential, through these statistics it will help society analyze….
“A MINI PROJECT REPORT”
PAPER-8 “Psychotherapy for Mental Disorders”
TOPIC: OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER
Submitted for the partial fulfilment of the Degree of Masters in Psychotherapy
Ms. Roshni Sondhi
Roll No.: IIH/048/PG/PTH/2009J
THE GLOBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY NAGALAND
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page 1
Table of contents 2
Features of obsessions and compulsions 5
The psychodynamic perspective 8
Of all the major health risks and concerns during this current time, I believe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is among the worst. According to www.dictionary.com, a “concern” is something that engages a person’s immediate attention, interest, or care. The numbers, compulsions, and illusive prevention make obsessive-compulsive disorder a perfect fit as a major health concern.
First, it is important to mention what obsessive-compulsive disorder is: an anxiety….
Topic: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
General Purpose: To Inform
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience of the definition of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and what causes it, the symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and the treatments for Obsessive -Compulsive Disorder.
Thesis: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a common psychiatric illness that can affect people’s daily lives.
Do you constantly check to see if you turned the stove off? Do you have to wash your hands a certain….