by saying that everyone has unwanted and intrusive thoughts but that those with

By saying that everyone has unwanted and intrusive

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by saying that everyone has unwanted and intrusive thoughts but that those with the disorder blame themselves and expect terrible things to happen. They attempt to neutralize thoughts, which is reinforced and becomes habit Neutralizing a person's attempt to eliminate unwanted thoughts by thinking or behaving in ways that put matters right internally, making up for the unacceptable thoughts People with OCD: ( 4) Are more depressed than othersHave high standards of conduct or moralityBelieve their intrusive or negative thoughts are equivalent to harming themselves or othersBelieve they should have perfect control over their thoughts and behaviors Cognitive therapists focus OCD treatment on what? the cognitive processes the help produce and maintain obsessive thoughts and compulsive acts. Habituation training the therapist tries to call forth a client's obsessive thoughts again and again, with the expectation that the thoughts will eventually lose their power to frighten and thus to cause anxiety A combination of _____ and ____ therapies for OCD is better than either alone. behavioral and cognitive therapies
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Biological causes of OCD: (2) Low activity of serotonin Abnormal functioning in key regions of the brain
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  • Psychology, Defence mechanism, intrusive thoughts

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