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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder:

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder:Meet Monica Geller.


OBSESSIVE-COMPUSLIVE DISORDEROCD is defined as is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions).Results in short-lived relief of anxietyCan quickly become all consuming, and physically disabling.

OCD SIGNS & SYMPTOMS.Symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder often center on themes, such as a fear of getting contaminated by germs, or an over focus on order. Other behaviors that may be signs of OCD compulsions may include:Fear of contamination or dirtNeeding things orderly and symmetricalAggressive or horrific thoughts about harming yourself or othersUnwanted thoughts, including aggression, or sexual or religious subjects


FRIENDSA Comedy Series based in Manhattan about 6 young friends, in the struggle to find success and happiness in life.Monica Geller passionate, devoted, loving and a terrific chef, OCD.Rachel Green spoiled but courageous, fashionista. Ross Gellar most intelligent member of the group and is noted for his goofy, lovable demeanor.Phoebe Buffay a masseuse and musician, notable for her offbeat and sometimes ditzy behavior. Chandler Bing sarcasm as a defense, goofy, and lovable.Joey Tribiani - dim-witted, skirt-chasing actor,and adorable.


Monica and Rachel are room mates on the show.

Rachel doesnt understand cleanliness.

Monicas OCD effects are mostly taken out on Rachel.

But not just Rachel all 5 of the others feel the heat every once and awhile.


CONNECTIONMonica is a perfectionistObsessed with cleaning, neat freakEverything has to be her way or she's upset and bossyAlways has to be in control of the situation.

CONNECTIONRachel cleans and rearranges the house and Monica cant take it.

CONNECTION/VALIDITYDealing with OCD Monica suffers from 4 major types of OCDCHECKING : rituals such as ; locks, appliances, mistakes, etcCONTAMINATION : pervasive sense of having some undesirable object(s) still on ones body, even after washing.HORDING : distress at the thought of getting rid of the items.RUMINATION : mental act whereby a person thinks carefully and deeply about a subject.

Dealing part two:Monica relies on her friends and her husband; relationships and people she chooses to surround her as a drug to keep herself inline and not out of control because everyone excepts her disease and tell her how it is

People with OCD not only use Medication and Cognitive therapy but emotional support from loved ones.

Valid - YES

MY TAKEThe writer of the sitcom enhanced a lot of strange behaviors in all 6 of his stars but by far did a phenomenal job showing the effects of OCD and the multiple ways it is portrayed because it isnt just cleanliness it is a lot of other things too that I had learned about from doing my research on this project.

There may be some instances where they just didnt get it quiet right but overall the physiological disorder was done right.

Refrences WebMDhttp://www.webmd.com/mental-health/obsessive-compulsive-disorder?MAYOCLINIChttp://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/obsessive-compulsive-disorder/