Annotated Bibliography: Obsessive-Compulsive Di

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Annotated Bibliography Fornaro, M. (2009, May 18). Obsessive-compulsive disorder and related disorders: A comprehensive survey. This disorder is known to be the disabling anxiety condition and counts for more than half of serious anxiety cases. In this article the author speaks on the severity of Obsessive-compulsive disorder also known as OCD. She elaborates on the fact that there is no official clinical classification for the disorder, although the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition – text revision classify it as an anxiety disorder. There are some clinicians who categorize it as an anxiety/fear coupled with worry clinical feature. In the article it is stated that there is a broad range of OCD and the most common age of onset is from 22-35. The author also touches on the points of treatments for OCD. Medications are used, but there are other steps needed in order to stop or slow down the disorder. They state that patients are required to go to behavior therapy, support groups, and other counseling tactics to help them. Gius, M. (2006). Living with severe OCD. Bothell, WA: Book Network. This particular book is written in first person point of view and recalls the author’s life and her experiences with OCD over the years. …show more content…

SAD is a condition in which a child experiences excessive anxiety when separated from home or individuals which they have a strong attachment to. SAD was clinically found to affect females more than males in 7-9 year olds and was correlated with adults that have anxiety disorders. But most OCD patients do not report having a history of SAD. If the hypothesis is supported then SAD adolescents need to be helped early on before they become adults and develop anxiety

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