Emily Clunan. Mrs. Bell. Annotated Bibliography. General
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General Psychology/ Spring 2017
3 April, 2017
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
For this paper I have chosen obsessive compulsive disorder. According to psychologytoday.com, (2017), “Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, images, and sensations (obsessions) and engage in behaviors or mental acts in response to these thoughts or obsessions.” This topic is one that I find very fascinating, because half of the population may not realize they are suffering from this disorder, including myself.
Diedrich, A., Sckopke, P., Schwartz, C., Schlegl, S., Osen, B., Stierle, C., & Voderholzer, U. (2016). Change in obsessive…show more content…
Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 30(3), 177-189. doi:10.1891/0889-83184.108.40.206
According to Diedrich, Sckopke, Schwartz, Schlegl, Osen, Stierle, & Voderholzer you are tested alone or in a group. This source discusses what OCD is and Exposure and response prevention (ERP); it is known to be one of the most effective treatment thus far. Obsessive compulsive disorder over time will cause suffering and weakening. OCD can have several symptoms. They could be symptoms such as harming oneself or possibly others, sexual, items placed a certain way, or even your feelings being a certain way. I wouldn’t use this source to write a paper. I found it difficult to understand. I don’t think there is enough information in this article.
Marsden, Z. (2016). EMDR Treatment of Obsessive-Complusive Disorder: Three Cases.Journal of EMDR Practice & Research, 10(2), 91-103. doi:10.1891/1933-3220.127.116.11
In this source it will discuss that 1-2% of our population is afected, but Turkington, Davidson, & Longe say that 2.2 million americans suffer from OCD. They will use ERP treatment most of the time. ERP can be defined as a behavior therapy. ERP was established by a U.K. psychologist Victor Meyer. 50-60% of patients who complete the ERP treatment will see a reduction of symptoms. Approximately 25% of patients drop out of treatment, because they find it terrifying to face their fears. Participants who successfully finish their treatment will show