Obsessive-compulsive disorder, as defined by Psychology Today, is “an anxiety disorder in which people have undated and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behavior that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions).” OCD has implications on everyday life for people struggling with the disease, but specifically, how do OCD and organization (on a lesser scale) affect our memory system, or vice versa? And what implications does this have in our lives as students? What is the cognitive theory outlining OCD? As investigated in this paper, OCD ultimately reduces your confidence in your memory and links to impairments in nonverbal and spatial memory. However, organization on a lesser scale, where the obsession of it does not interfere with your normal routine as it does in OCD, can increase productivity and reduce distractions, thereby strengthening your memory around the material you’re studying.
Since the beginnings of psychology the debate of nature verses nurture has been going on. Certain psychologists take the position of the nature perspective. They argue that people are born with predispositions towards certain personalities, traits and other characteristics that help shape them into the people that they become later in life. Meanwhile multiple other psychologists argue the nurture perspective. They believe that people are born as a blank slate and their experiences over the course of life help shape their personalities, traits, and other characteristics. One topic that can be argued from both perspectives is obsessive-compulsive disorder. People who develop Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder are influenced by their inherited
“Mental health professionals make the diagnosis of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder based on three criteria: 1. Do you have obsessions? 2. Do you have compulsions? 3. Do these obsessions and compulsions significantly interfere with your day-to-day functioning?” (Thomas 36). Many people live their day-to-day life dealing with OCD. Leonardo Dicaprio is one of those people.
Co-occurring disorders can be difficult to treat due to the complexity of symptoms. Both the mental health and substance abuse disorders have biological, psychological, and social components assessed throughout the treatment process. Co-occurring disorder individuals battle to maintain their sobriety as they need to find services for both mental health and support groups catering to their unique needs.
London, a 10 year old student, displays an inability to complete work and tasks in a timely manner at home and school. Her obsessive thoughts and compulsions have led to her ostracization in the classroom and a strained relationship with her mother. Due to her compulsion to repeat activities ten times and inability to control her thoughts, a diagnosis of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder was established.
At the beginning, Ada is in the hospital after a surgery to fix her clubfoot, when she gets word that her Mother was killed in a bombing at a factory in London. While her brother, Jamie, is sad about their mother’s death, Ada doesn’t feel anything about it at all. For her mother had abused, and neglected her and Jamie when they lived with her.
Obsessive compulsive disorder commonly (OCD) can be defined as an anxiety disorder differentiated by acts of compulsiveness or continual thoughts of obsession. Persistent thoughts, images, and desires are characteristics of obsessions. These thoughts, images, and desires are not typically willed into one’s mind as they are often senseless, illogical, aggressive, taboo, etc. Compulsive acts are unrealistic and repetitive behaviors. The fear of contamination with germs, dirt, or grease is the most common obsession, which leads to thoroughgoing or compulsive cleansing rituals. Religion, sex,
Imagine feeling like a slave in your own body. Being forced to do ridiculous rituals and having constant compulsions to do things that you know don’t make sense. This is what it is like to live with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). In the United States alone, over 2 million people suffer from OCD (Parks, 2011) but no one has found the cause of this disorder. It affects people of all races, genders and socioeconomic backgrounds (Parks, 2011). Since it’s discovery and modern conceptualization, there has been an ongoing debate whether OCD is caused by environmental factors or if it is inherited through genetics. However, since both sides of the debate raise a solid argument and there is not enough hard evidence, the source of the disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, affects an average 1.7% of the population according to the Stanford University School of Medicine. The recognition of this psychological disorder has grown in the recent years. As the knowledge of this disorder becomes more prevalent, those suffering have become more willing to seek help (OCDA).
This case study was particularly fascinating in following the life of Karen Rusa and her obsessive compulsion disorder. It is interesting to study her childhood, present life, on-set symptoms she was experiencing, and the treatment she underwent. Though Karen withstood various trials that her OCD and depression effected greatly, I believe she received the best treatment to help her recover.
For this assignment I interviewed a man named Bob (not his real name) and he suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). This interview took place over a couple of days so I could understand and see what he was telling me was true. Bob has three types of OCD and all three he stated led to his wife divorcing him. of the three he said that only two were that were devastating to his marriage to his wife Debbie (not her real name). For one he says he likes to have things in a certain order, such as he stated that everything he had in his living room had to meet his standard of satisfaction, such as the coffee table had to be set a certain way along with the end tables, as well as the lamps which had to face a certain direction. He reportedly stated
Bob displays many symptoms of being an obsessive compulsive disorder owner. At the very beginning of the movie Bob is repeating to himself that, "I feel good. I feel great. I feel wonderful" multiple times. Bob is also trying to leave his apartment but he cannot because he is scared of the outside, he paces back multiple times before leaving just his own apartment, to leave the apartment building Bob uses a tissue to touch the door knob and also uses a tissue to shake his psychiatrist's hand. These are great examples of obsessive compulsive disorder. Obsessive compulsive disorder has many symptoms and one of them is a fear of germs. Within just the first ten minutes of this movie you can tell he has obsessive compulsive disorder.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, involves anxious thoughts or rituals one feels and can't control. . For many years, OCD was thought to be rare. The actual number of people with OCD was hidden, because people would hide their problem to avoid embarrassment. Some recent studies show that as many as 3 million Americans ages 18 to 54 may have OCD at any one time. This is about 2.3% of the people in this age group. It strikes men and women in approximately equal numbers and usually first appears in childhood, adolescence, or early adulthood. One-third of adults with OCD report having experienced their first symptoms as children. The course of the disease is variable. Symptoms may come
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, also known as OCD, is a disorder that affects about two to three percent of the population (UOCD). Knowing what OCD is and who it affects is just step one in understanding the psychology of this disorder. The psychological symptoms of OCD can be quite varied which can make it difficult to diagnose. Understanding the therapy techniques and how people with OCD live their daily lives is one of the most vital part in the psychology of OCD. While the roots of the disorder may be complex, understanding the disorder in everyday life is quite simple.