- OCD: definitions and examples
- Obsessions are recurring and persistent thoughts.
- Compulsions: are repetitive behaviours (checking, washing, doubting, slowness)
- Rapport: Charles, couldn't stop washing.
- He was able to keep it under control. Eventually had to leave school
- The ritual was always the same: he would hold the soap in his right hand under a running tap for a minute. Then transfer to the left he would repeat it for an hour.
- Then wash for about two hours before getting dressed. His mother discouraged it but then started engaging in his rituals
- He wanted Charles to have an EGG but refused due to stickiness. He had drug therapy and his symptoms disappeared for a year. he became tolerant to drugs.
- Measures: Maudsley obsessive- compulsive inventory
- washing, checking, slowness and doubting. 30 true false items.
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