Flashcards in OCD Deck (10):
What is OCD?
How long must the symptoms be present for?
Must be present for 2 weeks at least
What is the purpose of compulsive behaviour in OCD?
To neutralise the obsessive thoughts
Describe the obsessive thoughts in OCD.
ideas, images or impulses
patient's own thoughts
unpleasant, resisted, ego-dystonic
Describe the compulsive behaviour in OCD.
not enjoyable or functional
distressing and interfere with life
What are some risk factors for OCD?
How is OCD diagnosed?
No initial test
Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale
What is the treatment of OCD?
clomipramide (tricyclic antidepressant)
What are some common obsessions in OCD?
fear of being contaminated
need for symmetry or exactness
fear of causing harm to someone
fear of behaving unacceptably
fear of making a mistake