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  • 1. By Maggie Gonzalez

2. This is a project for a high school Ap Psychology course. This is a fictionalized account of having a psychological ailment. For questions about this blog project or its content please email the teacher, Laura Astorian:laura.astorian@cobbk12.org. 3. An anxiety disorder characterized by unwanted repetitive thoughts and actions Thoughts-obsessions Actions- compulsionsOffensive thoughts that will not go away Comes to the point where functioning is difficult 4. Mild functional impairment thoughts occupy less than 1 hour of your day Moderate functional impairment thoughts occupy 1 to 3 hours of your day Severe functional impairment thoughts occupy more than 3 hours of your day 5. No one really knows the cause Scientist say that it is a combination of environmental and genetic factors 6. The Zohar-Fineberg Obsessive Compulsive Screen- a questionnaire that helps doctors identify OCD Examples of types of questions include: Do you wash or clean a lot? Do you check things a lot? Is there any thought that keeps bothering you that you would like to get rid of but can't? Do your daily activities take time to finish? 7. Concern with dirt, germs, toxins Paranoid Symmetry, order, preciseness Repeating rituals Checking doors multiple times Excessive behaviors: Hand washing, bathing 8. Obsession - the patient's thoughts are dominated by a constant obsessive concern or fear Anxiety - the obsessive thoughts trigger a sensation of extreme anxiety and anguish. Compulsion - a pattern of compulsive behaviors are adopted to relieve the distress and anxiety Temporary relief - the compulsive behaviors help relieve some of the symptoms of anxiety. 9. Deliberately harming others Accidentally harming yourself or others Contamination Order and symmetry Religious or morality fear Sexual images or thoughts 10. Arranging ornaments, cans, clothes, etc. in a certain way, either symmetrically or so they all point in the same direction Checking that all appliances in the kitchen are turned off Counting numbers in certain patterns Hand washing Hoarding 11. I often get angry and cannot gather words to explain to them what it is I feel as soon as I explain it they are going to think I`m just a neat freak 12. He says he contends with obsessive thoughts, needs to make sure objects are lined up perfectly, and allows only certain foods in his refrigerator. 13. It manifests as an intense awareness of germs. Fox refuses to use public restrooms or restaurant silverware, and displays some symptoms of agoraphobia. 14. Cameron Diazs condition manifests itself as an overwhelming fear of germs, especially on doorknobs. In her home, the polish is worn off of every knob because she insists on opening them with her elbows. She also cleans her house daily and washes her hands multiple times every day. 15. My record of washing my hands in one hour is 15 I check all the doors in my house three times before I go to sleep I bite my nails rapidly and unconsciously 16. I organize my desk before I study each day I bathe twice a day and still do not feel clean I always have the urge to clean 17. Exposure and response prevention involves repeated exposure to the source of your obsession For example, if you are a compulsive hand washer,you might be asked to touch the door handle in a public restroom and then be prevented from washing..Cognitive therapy teach you healthy and effective ways of responding to obsessive thoughts, without resorting to compulsive behavior.