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  • People With Ocd
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    Obsessive-compulsive Disorder A disorder that brings on unwanted thoughts (obsession) and conscious, ritualized acts (compulsions), usually in attempt to deal with anxiety which is coming from the obsessions. Performing these rituals only brings them temporary relief; if they do not perform them, it brings on increased anxiety. Both ways will leave them stuck in a difficult situation. If people go untreated, the illness begins to take over their lives. Treatments have been developed to help anyo...
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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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 ...
  • Ocd And Other Mental Disorders
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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 Obses...
  • Typical Ocd Symptoms Common Obsessions
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    OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) OCD is a very common disorder affecting almost everyone in the world, some being affected much more than others. First of all I will give a brief definition of OCD. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder causes the brain to get stuck on one particular urge or thought that can't easily be let go. People with OCD often call it a case of, "mental hiccups that won't go away". Everyone has this condition in one way or another. For instance, a man might go into a bathroom an...
  • People With Ocd
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    The Boy who couldn't stop Washing written by DR. Judith Rapoport, published by Penguin books in 1989, containing 292 pages, deals with obsessive compulsive disorder. Dr. Rapoport is a psychiatrist who specializes in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). In this, book she reveals new drug treatments, new methods in diagnosis and behaviorist therapies. This is done through the study of her patients and their disorders. Rapoport has revealed this secret disease and hopes to bring and understanding a...
  • People With Other Mental Illnesses
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    Factsheet IndexNMHA Homepage Affiliate Network Adult Mental Health / C.A.R.E. Anxiety Disorders Campaign for America's Mental Health Clinical Depression Children and Families Consumer Advocacy / Rights Consumer Supporter TA Center Information Center News RoomPreventionFederal Government Affairs State Government Affairs Healthcare ReformNMHA Tribute Dinner Event Calendar Support NMHA NMHA JumplistMay is Mental Health Month More About NMHASpecial Events Contact Us Search NMHA Web site Anxiety Diso...
  • Dr S's Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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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...
  • Stress Causes Ocd
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    Lather, Rinse, Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. This may sound like a skipping record, but it is not. Tragically, it is just one of the many intense rituals that may plague the mind of someone who has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD. Perhaps what is worse though is that these people are widely misunderstood, especially as children and teenagers. If the public was more educated about the causes, behaviors, and treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, the people who suffer with it would not have t...

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