• Disorders In Hawthorne The Birthmark
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    In Nathaniel Hawthorne's story "The Birthmark" you find a couple fairly prevalent disorders. Although psychology was as of yet not existence, Hawthorne describes them quite well. Alymer suffered from an obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, while his actions caused Georgiana to develop a body dysmorphic disorder. Both of which attributed to the eventual demise of Georgiana. Alymer is an older scientist who marries a beautiful woman much younger then himself. Even though Alymer finds his you...
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Ocd
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    ... ear compulsions. This would explain the common clich'e of a person washing their hands repeatedly until they feel cleansed. While a 'normal' person would know that while they wish to be clean, repeated washing is unnecessary, a person with OCD cannot distinguish the obsession from the compulsion, and as a result, ends up washing their hands over and over again. Sufferers of OCD differ from "normal" people in that they cannot stop thinking about something, which is why they repeat certain ac...
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Ocd
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    Obsessive compulsive disorder is a disease that many people know of, but few people know about. Many people associate repeated washing of hands, or flicking of switches, and even cleanliness with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), however there are many more symptoms, and there are also explanations for those symptoms. In this paper, I will describe what obsessive compulsive disorder is, explain some of the effects of it, and explain why it happens. I will also attempt to prove that while medi...
  • Ocd Compulsive Disorder
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    Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by unwanted repetitive thoughts (obsessions) and actions (compulsions). The obsessive thoughts may range from the idea of losing control, safety or cleanliness. Compulsions are associated behaviors, which help reduce the anxiety surrounding those obsessions. Obsessive-Compulsive disorder is one of the more difficult to understand of the psychiatric disorders. People who have this condition find themselves repeating certain behavi...
  • Compulsive Disorder Ocd Treatment Children
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    The Diagnosis and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder There are many factors to consider in the evaluation and treatment of Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This paper will discuss the strategies that have proven most effective in treating the disorder, including: drug therapy, cognitive therapy, and family-based therapy. It will focus on the benefits of flexibility, emphasizing combination therapy, especially with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD...
  • Compulsive Disorder Brain Obsessive Schwartz
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    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a lifelong disorder, which can cause a person to do things repeatedly. This disorder is identified by two general symptoms: obsessions and compulsions. An obsession can be defines as an unwelcome, distressing thought or mental image. (Schwartz, 1996) It is a thought that annoys you so much that it causes distress and anxiety. Compulsions are the behaviors that people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder perform in an attempt to get rid...
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Ocd Web People
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    Quirky behavior or something more serious? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD affects nearly two to three percent of the U. S. population. OCD affects both males and females, but males start to show signs of OCD at an earlier age, between the ages of six and fifteen, while in females it tends to occur later. "Obsessive Compulsive Disorder." OCD." web (1 April 2000). A good example of OCD can be viewed in the movie "As Good As It Gets." In this movie, Jack Nicholson plays a character who uses a...
  • Anxiety Disorders Disorder People Panic
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    Anxiety disorders are the most common psychological disorders in the United States. There are four different types of anxiety disorders: phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Anxiety is an unpleasant feeling of fear and apprehension. Phobias are irrational fears of an object or a situation that is not likely to be dangerous. Phobias cause disruption in one's ability to carry out day-to-day functions. Most people have suffer from phobias are afrai...
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder People With Ocd
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    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder And Its Effect On Life Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, involves anxious thoughts or rituals one feels and can't control... For many years, OCD was thought to be rare. The actual number of people with OCD was hidden, because people would hide their problem to avoid embarrassment. Some recent studies show that as many as 3 million Americans ages 18 to 54 may have OCD at any one time. This is about 2. 3% of the people in this age group. It strikes men and women...
  • Anxiety Disorders What Are They And What Causes Them
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    Anxiety is part of life; everyone feels it to one degree or another during their lives. However, when that feeling of anxiety starts to take over your life, or is persistent beyond a certain time in our lives (e. g. a speech in class) then a person may have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are characterized by extreme distress, persistent anxiety, or maladaptive behaviors that reduce anxiety. There are four common types of anxiety disorders: Generalized anxiety disorder, Panic disorder, Ph...
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Ocd People Problems
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    OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental illness that effects nearly 5 million Americans, and half a million children. Its a disease that fills the brain with unwanted ideas, and worries. OCD is a diseases that effects the Cerebral frontal cortex. Unfortunately there is no cure for OCD. Obsessive compulsive disorder can start developing as early as age five. In most cases OCD controls your life. Through out the rest of this paper I hope to inform you on Obse...
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Ocd Therapy Patients
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    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental illness that traps people in endless cycles of repetitive thoughts and behaviors and must repeat certain actions over and over to relieve that stress or to obtain from danger. Pierre Janet described obsessive-compulsive disorder by using the term psychasthenia. Sigmund Freud described obsessions and compulsions as psychological defenses used to deal with sexual and aggressive conflicts in the unconscious mind (Bruce Bo...
  • Compulsive Disorder Narrator Eye Mans
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    Daniel Macomber Mrs. Huffed ENC 1102-40037 July 10, 2000 The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder of the Narrator in Edgar Allen Poes The Tell-Tale Heart Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is defined as an anxiety disorder in which a person suffers from obsessions and / or compulsions (Wood 407). In Edgar Allen Poes short story, The Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator shows signs of having Obsessive Compulsive Disorder when wakes up at midnight and ritualizes how he is going to kill the old man, when he creates a...
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Ocd Compulsions Obsessions
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    I know my hands are clean. I know that I have touched nothing dangerous. But I doubt my perception. Soon, if I do not wash, a mind numbing, searing anxiety will cripple me. A feeling of stickiness will begin to spread from the point of contamination and I will be lost in a place I do not want to go. So I wash until the feeling is gone, until the anxiety subsides. Then I feel defeated. So I do less and less, my world becomes smaller and smaller and more lonely by the day (Healthy Place: OCD Comm...
  • Kleptomania As Seen As An Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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    Introduction Although kleptomania, the irresistible impulse to steal objects not needed for personal use or for their monetary value, is currently classified in psychiatric nomenclature as an impulse control disorder, research suggests it is, rather, a variant of obsessive-compulsive disorder. The principle effects of the theft are repetitive, unwanted intrusions of thoughts, and an inability to avoid the compulsion to perform the theft, and the relief of tension following the act (Dannon, 2...
  • Obsessive Compulsive Behavior Disorder Information Treatment
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    Summary The first article being evaluated is on the recognition and treatment of obsessive- compulsive disorder in general. This psychological illness was once considered rare but is now recognized as relatively common. [1] The criteria for the disorder are either obsessions or compulsions, but both are usually present. The patient diagnosed the disorder will usually have thoughts, or obsessions, that are so extreme that they interfere with normal daily life. As do the compulsions, which are rit...
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Ocd Behaviour Therapy
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    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: What is it? People with OCD suffer a great deal of stress and often feel they are helpless victims. OCD is characterised by frequent and intrusive thoughts or images (obsessions) leading to repeated behaviours (compulsions). Obsessions tend to arise from a person's own mind and they see these thoughts and images as absurd and pointless. These thoughts can be repulsive and obscene. The person neither wants nor welcomes them and tries desperately to either resist or ...
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Ocd People Illness
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    The personal account that I read about Dr. S's obsessive-compulsive disorder drastically changed my opinion of the mental illness. I did not realize that the disorder could be so serious and debilitating. I had very little knowledge of the illness and did not completely understand the symptoms or the affect it had on the inflicted individual. When I had first heard of people with obsessive-compulsive disorder I thought they were victims of extreme paranoia. People with OCD checked the knobs on t...
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Julie Actions Hands
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    Julie Gibbons is 25 years old. To people on the street she looks like a normal women in the prime of her life, but to those who know her well, know about the illness she suffers from daily. As soon as her alarm goes off in the morning, a feeling of dread comes over her. She immediately goes to the bathroom and washes her hands. She steps into the shower and washes her hands repeatedly between washing different parts of her body. After about 45 minutes in the shower she gathers her dirty clothes...
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Research Paper
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    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Introduction Obsessive-Compulsive disorder (OCD), although still unrecognized by most people, affects about six million Americans (Neziroglu and Yaryura-Tobias, 1991). This paper is written to give others a feel of OCD by explaining what it is, how to distiungiush it from other disorders, the way it effects their lives, the theories behind it, and its treatment. What is OCD? Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a frequent, chronic, costly, and disabling disorder that pr...