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As Good as It Gets Dsm Diagnosis

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The movie As Good As It Gets sets in New York City where the main character Melvin Udall (Nicholson) finds his life turned upside down when he is left with the responsibility of taking care of his neighbour Simon’s dog while he is being hospitilized. Melvin is a cranky, rude, bigoted obsessive writer that suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). He eats breakfast at the same table in the same reestaurant everyday and brings along his own platsic utensils due to his fear of germs and takes interest in his waitress Carol (Hunt) who appears to be the only person that tolerated his behaviors. Despite disliking the dog Verdell at the beginning, Melvin becomes emotionally attached to him and vuce versa. Melvin offers to pay Carol…show more content…
In majprity of cases, these actions are designed to prevent some dreaded event of situations. Melvin does this by bringing his own utensils to his diner, so he does not have to risk contaminations from unclean silverware and fear of germ. He also lays out his plastic-ware in a ritualistic fashion as well because thishelps him feelless anxious since the world is nw more orderly and proper for him. The DSM criteria for OCD also mentions that at some point
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