Jonathon Case

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Jonathon: “Is there any way to fix this problem?” Dad: Although there is no actual cure for OCD, there are medications available to help reduce the symptoms. In addition, support groups and individual talk therapy are helpful: It is nice to meet with others who can understand how Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can affect one’s life." Jonathon: “So, I will always have OCD, but I can take medication, visit with others who have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and talk with a therapist one-on-one to ease the symptoms of this condition?” Dad: “Yes, that’s right. Although it does take some work to manage the symptoms of OCD, you can flatten this bump in the road and get your life back on track. Okay, okay that was a bit corny, but it is kind of funny, don’t you think?” Jonathon: “Yeah, corny is right, but I know…show more content…
The symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder typically begin gradually and vary in their severity throughout an individual's life, with symptoms becoming worse in times of stress. This disorder can be mild or moderate, or be so severe that it becomes disabling. When to Make an Appointment with a Doctor or Mental Health Professional Perfectionism and OCD are not the same thing. A perfectionist strives for flawless results and/or performance; whereas, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder involves excessive worries about real life or the need to have things cleaned and/or arranged in a particular way. If you notice that your child’s obsessions and/or compulsions are negatively effecting his/her quality of life, make an appointment with your physician or mental health professional.
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