Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Definition

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is characterized by perfectionism and inflexibility. A person with a Obsessive Compulsive Disorder becomes preoccupied with uncontrollable patterns of thought and action. OCD symptoms may cause extreme distress and interfere with a person's occupational and social functioning.

ONSET: Early adulthood and with a variety of contexts.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diagnostic Criteria

Marked inflexibility and preoccupation with orderliness, perfectionism, and mental / interpersonal control, as indicated by at least four of the following:

  1. Marked preoccupation with details, lists, order, organization, rules, or schedules.
  2. Marked perfectionism that interferes with the completion of the task.
  3. Excessive devotion to work.
  4. Excessive devotion and inflexible when it comes to ethics, morals, or values.
  5. Can not throw out worn-out, useless, or worthless objects, with no sentimental value.
  6. Insist others work or do task exactly as they would.
  7. View money as something to hoarded.
  8. Stubborn and rigid.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment

  • Psychotherapy (Adlerian Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Existential Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Person-centered Therapy, Psychoanalytic, Rational-emotive Therapy, Reality Therapy, Transactional Analysis)
  • Anafranil
  • Luvox
  • Paxil


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