Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Introduction

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Begin your paper with the introduction. The active voice, rather than passive voice, should be used in your writing. First discovered in the 19th Century, the neurosis of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a complex disorder consisting of obsessive thoughts often accompanied by compulsive behaviors that sufferers repeat in order to alleviate the anxiety caused by these thoughts.

Discovery
Prior to being seen as a legitimate mental health issue, OCD was originally thought to be a consequence of unholy behavior. Although the discovery of the disorder cannot be narrowed down beyond its major contributors, Sigmund Freud made major progress toward the understanding of the illness in the beginning of the 20th century.

Symptoms
The known symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive disorder, as identified by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, include those of both obsessions and compulsions, and as such, may be categorized accordingly. The common symptoms of obsessions (defined as: “uncontrollable, persistent thoughts, images, or impulses that an individual feels intrude upon his or her consciousness and that cause significant anxiety or stress” (Butcher, Hooley, & Mineka, 2014), include contamination, somatic obsessions, aggressive obsessions, sexual obsessions, multiple obsessions, and pathological doubt. The common symptoms of compulsions (defined as: “repetitive behavior behaviors or mental acts that an individual feels
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