Assignment- Mental Illness Paper Obsessive-Compulsive Di

Assignment- Mental Illness Paper Obsessive-Compulsive Di

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), 1 Running head: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Assignment: Mental Illness Paper Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) HCA240 Gabrielle Jeffcoat University of Phoenix
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) “Obessive –Compulsive disorder is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by recurrent distressing thoughts and repetitive behavior or mental rituals performed to reduce a person’s anxiety and fear (Information from your family doctor, 2009).” The likely time to start having symptoms is as a child developing his or her hormones. A person of any age, race, or sex is at risk for Obessive-Compulsive disorder. The mental illness is not curable most of the time and will need to be managed by patients for a lifetime. Someone with Obessive-Compulsive disorder will display antisocial behavior that causes other people to feel uncomfortable. The perceived reaction is the behavior of a person with Obessive-Compulsive disorder can control the behavior. When he or she displays a specific unusual behavior others people react to the behavior. Many will feel the person is needing to display negative attention and choosing to act out. The Obessive-Compulsive person cannot control the behavior. Rituals like touching his or her face and counting all objects touched help the person control the anxiety level and stress. This leads to a person isolating his or her self to avoid the embarrassment that is caused by Obessive- Compulsive disorder. This causes people with Obessive-Compulsive disorder unable to function in his or her life at work, in public, and at home. Many people with the disorder have problems keeping close relationships with friends and family, maintaining a job, and having a social life. Prior to medication research, many patients with Obessive-Compulsive disorder did not go outside his or her home. Others with severe forms of Obessive-Compulsive disorder lived in Mental hospitals. “The parts of the brain that causes Obessive-Compulsive disorder are dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, basal ganglia, and thalamus. Serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are important in the serotonin system role in the neochemistry of Obessive-Compulsive disorder (Information from
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your family doctor, 2009).” A person will need to do rituals to relieve anxiety and stress. “Some example of behavior is hand washing, checking, ordering, praying, counting, and seeking approval of other people (Information from your family doctor, 2009).” A person will have a “Tic” and repeat a specific behavior when stressed and upset. Some forms of Obessive- Compulsive disorder are passed through parents. A child will show signs at a young age through
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This note was uploaded on 06/10/2010 for the course HCA 240 hca 240 taught by Professor Axiacollege during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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Assignment- Mental Illness Paper Obsessive-Compulsive Di

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