Unformatted text preview: kids, leads to counting up knives, keeping them locked • most common compulsive behaviors: counting, ordering, checking, touching, and washing • some are purely mental rituals like reciting a series of magical numbers to ward off obsessive thoughts * Most Common Features: • obsession or compulsion keeps getting into awareness • feelings of anxiety or dread occurs if the act/thought is thwarted • seen as a separate being, not part of one's self, and is uncontrollable • person realizes how irrational their behavior is but can't stop • person feels the need to resist * variety of rituals is endless, but there are 4 main types of preoccupations: • checking - doors, stoves, etc. • cleaning - refuse to use public phones, restrooms, etc., vacuum all day long • slowness - can't get through other tasks - preoccupied with compulsion • doubting OR conscientiousness - even when something is done carefully they feel it was inadequate....
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- Fall '09
- Psychology, phobia, purely mental rituals, common compulsive behaviors