OCD

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  • Created on: 09-03-16 12:29
What is OCD?
An anxiety disorder characterised by persistent, recurrent, unpleasant thoughts and repetitive, ritualistic behaviours
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What are some common obsessions?
Fear of losing control, perfectionism, religion.
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What are some common compulsions?
Excessive washing and cleaning. Repetition, Mental compulsion, Hoarding
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How has the biological approach to OCD been used to treat it?
Drug therapy such as antidepressants are used, so are SSRI'S.
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Identify one problem with using drugs to treat OCD.
Drugs don't 'cure' OCD, only reduce the obsessive thought and compulsive behaviour.
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What does the genetic explanation of OCD believe?
That OCD is inherited through genetic transmission.
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What is the problem with using family studies to investigate whether OCD is inherited
You cannot isolate the role of learning
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What does the Neural explanation of OCD focus on?
That OCD is a result of abnormal functioning brain mechanisms
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