3_26_08 - Obsessive compulsive disorder A Either obsessions...

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Obsessive compulsive disorder – A. Either obsessions or compulsions: Obsessions as defined by (1), (2), (3), and (4): 1. recurrent and persistent thoughts, impulses, or images that are experienced, at some time during the disturbance, as intrusive and inappropriate and that cause marked anxiety or distress 2. the thoughts, impulses, or images are not simply excessive worries about real-life problems 3. the person attempts to ignore or suppress such thoughts, impulses, or images, or to neutralize them with some other thought or action 4. the person recognizes that the obsessional thoughts, impulses, or images are a product of his or her own mind (not imposed from without as in thought insertion) Compulsions as defined by (1) and (2): 5. repetitive behaviors (e.g., hand washing, ordering, checking) or mental acts (e.g., praying, counting, repeating words silently) that the person feels driven to perform in response to an obsession, or according to rules that must be applied rigidly 6. the behaviors or mental acts are aimed at preventing or reducing distress
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYC 368 taught by Professor Tr during the Spring '08 term at St. Joseph CT.

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3_26_08 - Obsessive compulsive disorder A Either obsessions...

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