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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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1 out of every 100 adults suffers from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and even more are affected by its symptoms. B.
Living with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder can be so severe and time-consuming that it literally becomes “uncontrollable and disabling to your life and can cause you to have a low quality of life because the disorder controls your days. (Mayo Clinic)” C.
It’s difficult to live with someone or a family member who has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as I can speak from experience.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a disorder that makes an individual have an obsession with organization, rules, and or perfection which causes them to have a specific way of doing things in everyday tasks.
Transition: Today I will be talking about three main factors to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Transition: I would first like to discuss the symptoms to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Symptoms: Those who have obsessive compulsive disorder have obstinate obsessions and use compulsions to control the anxiety these contemplations create. 1.
The typical obsessions of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder are the need for order, neatness, exactness, symmetry, fear of causing harm to another, fear of being embarrassed, fear of germs. 2.
The most common compulsions a person with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder deal with in their daily life are listed as constantly ordering certain objects, straightening and cleaning things, repeatedly washing hands, refusing to touch doorknobs or handles, refusing to shake hands, and repeating certain phrases, words, or prayers.
Transition: Now that I have told you about the symptoms of OCD, I will inform you on the causes.
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