Ocd Thesis Statement

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Name: Abdelrahman Mohamed
Topic : OCD
Title: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Thesis: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are common types of mental health conditions,and according to the National Institute of Mental Health, at least 18% of adults in America have some type of anxiety disorder.(NIMH, 2009).

I. Introduction
A. Defining OCD
B. Thesis
II. Causes
A. Coexisting anxiety disorders (Eating disorders)
B. Anxiety disorder (Depression)
C. Hypochondriasis (The fear of having a serious disease)
III. Treatments
A. Pharmacotherapy (Medication)
B. Behavior therapy and Psychotherapy
IV) Ways to Make Treatment More Effective
A. Self-help or support group
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They are unwanted and upsetting, causing severe anxiety or distress. For example: aggression (fears of harming others), contamination (fears of being dirty),and exactness. Separating OCD obsessions from normal obsessions are the frequencies, intensities, and annoyances in doing such habits.Consequently,Compulsions are behaviors that individuals with obsessions display in order to relieve themselves of their anxiety.The compulsive behavior is directly related to the excessive thought. For example, someone who counts their money every hour may have an obsessive fear of losing it. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, known as OCD, is very known today in the 21st century. OCD,today, has an estimate range of sufferers from 1% to more than 5% of the total population. Its symptoms are commonly found within a significant percentage of all ages. To get rid of these obsessive thoughts,one often carries out the bahviors,providing only a temporary relief. Not exercising the obsessive habits can cause great anxiety. Mild to severe is what a person’s level of OCD is,but if the level is severe and left untreated, it can destroy a person's capacity to function at work, at school or even at…show more content…
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most effective type of psychotherapy for this disorder,where the patient is exposed many times to a situation that triggers the obsessive thoughts, and learns gradually to tolerate the anxiety and resist the urge to perform the compulsion. Medication and CBT together are considered to be better than either treatment alone at reducing symptoms. The patient is strongly encouraged to refrain from his or her habits, with support provided by the therapist, and possibly by others whom the patient calls for assistance. For example, a compulsive hand washer may be encouraged to touch an object believed to be contaminated, and then urged to avoid washing for several hours until the anxiety provoked has greatly decreased.This process leads to the start of another process,which is the process of “Habituation”. Habituation causes a person to have less interest in a certain event once that person has witnessed the same event many times. For example,one would eventually stop being surprised and thrilled after his friends make him a surprise party every single day.Just as the example, if the compulsion started being normal, the obsession would become less and less interesting and eventually it’d disappear.Improvement usually takes at least three weeks or longer. “Be a willing spirit.With a

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