classification and diagnoise of OCD

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  • classification and diagnoise of OCD
    • obessions
      • recurrent intrusive thoughts or impulses or images
      • producd anxiety
      • percieved as uncontrollable
      • sufferer often fears that they will lose control and act upon them
      • common obessional themes
        • contamination (germs and classes in other cultures)
        • dobut (haven't done something that is important like locking the door)
        • images (fleeting sexual images ect)
        • impluses (need to go and shout out obsenities)
    • complusions
      • repetative behaviours or mental acts that reduce the anxiety or believed to prevent something dreaded from happening
      • common compulsion themes
        • behavioural
          • checking (checking you have turned the lights of then times before you drive away for work)
          • hand washing (repeatedly washing hands to get rid of possible germs)
        • mental
          • counting
          • praying
    • dsm diagnosis
      • thoughtsnb aren't just acessive worries about real life
      • obsession is recurrent and cause anxiety or distress
      • person tries to repress such thoughts or nuetralise them with an action
      • realise that it is from their own mind
      • compulsion is repeatitive responce to the obession
      • person must realise that it is excessive or unrealsonable
      • obsession or compulsion must take more than one hour a day
      • must significantly interfere with the persons normal life
      • no other axis one disorders are presant
    • icd dagnosis
      • symptoms must be present  for 2 weeks
      • all must  be present
        • knowledge that it has come from within their own mind
        • must be repetative and unpleasant
        • should be acknowledged as either excessive or unreasonable
        • must not hold  any enjoyment for the patient
        • must cause interference in the patients life


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