OCD quiz

What are the emotional characteristics of OCD?
Obsessive thoughts often lead to anxiety,guilt,worry and distress.
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What is a strength of the biological approach to explaining OCD?
Carey and Gottesman (1981) found that identical twins showed a concordance rate of 87% for obsessive symptoms and features compared to 47% in fraternal twins. This difference suggests that genetic factors are moderately important.
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What are SSRIs?
SSRI are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, a type of anti-depressants which can be drug treatments of several mental illnesses.
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What is limitation of drug therapy to treat OCD?
Drugs seem to show only partial alleviation of the symptoms so the process is not fully understood.
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What is a limitation of having SSRI's as treatment for OCD?
Most SSRIs have side effects which can be unpleasant, e.g. dry mouth, a slight tremor, fast heartbeat, constipation, sleepiness, and weight gain.
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What is a strength of CBT?
A strength of this therapy is that it has shown to be very effective in treating depression and OCD, in fact, it has shown to produce longer lasting recovery than antidepressants.
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What are the types of OCD?
The main types are: Checking, Contamination, Mental Contamination and Hoarding.
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What is Pure-O?
‘Pure O’ is a form of OCD where people mistakenly believe that it differs from traditional OCD, in that it features no outward compulsive manifestations; instead, the anxiety-inducing obsessions take place only in the mind.
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