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What is serotonin?

A neurotransmitter whose abnormal activity is linked to depression, OCD, and eating disorders


What comprises the brain circuit that produces OCD?

-Orbitofrontal cortex
-Caudate nuclei
-Cingulate cortex


What is the behavioral treatment of OCD?

Exposure with Response Prevention


What is the cognitive treatment of OCD?

Habituation training


What medications help treat OCD?

Medications that increase serotonin levels (Clomipramine, SSRI's)


What is the DSM-V definition of hoarding disorder?

-Strong need to accumulate possession regardless of value
-Persistent difficulty or distress associated w/ discarding them
-Leads to cluttering of the home and associated physical safety and relationships probs
-May feel a sense of emotional security from being surrounded by stuff
-Person may fail to recognize that the hoarding behavior is a problem


What is the DSM-V definition for excoriation disorder?

-Compulsive or repetitive picking of skin, resulting in sores
-May involve scratching, picking, rubbing, or digging into the skin
-May be attempt to remove slight skin imperfections or as a coping response to stress or anxiety


What is the DSM-V definition of trichotillomania?

-Compulsive or repetitive hair pulling resulting in hair loss
-Hair pulling may involve the scalp, eyebrows, or other parts of the body
-Hair pulling has soothing effects and is used as coping response to stress or anxiety


What is the DSM-V definition of body dysmorphic disorder?

-Preoccupation with an imagined or grossly exaggerated bodily defect
-Person believes others think less of him because of this "defect"
-Compulsive checking in mirror, excessive grooming


When is the onset of body dysmorphic disorder?

Usually begins during adolescence


What is the prevalence of body dysmorphic disorder in the U.S. general and college population?

-General = 2%
-College = 4%


What is the gender ratio of body dysmorphic disorder?



What is the etiology of body dysmorphic disorder?

-Family history of anxiety disorders, especially OCD
-Shyness and social phobias
-Cultural emphasis on perfection and beauty


What is the treatment for body dysmorphic disorder? What doesn't work

-SSRI meds
-Exposure and response prevention
-Cognitive therapy
-Cosmetic surgery doesn't work