Causes Of Obsessive-Compulsive Disor

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It is not every day that you find someone close to you that is diagnosed with an Obsessive-Compulsive disorder. Some might not even know what it exactly entails based off of various reasons. However, to those who are familiar with this disorder will have a clear understanding of the symptoms and prevention tactics whenever there are signs of this disorder. Before my research, I did not know that an Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder was so complex and is ranged in so many different areas. In my research paper, I will identify the symptoms, the impacted populations/cultures, treatments/outcomes and the advocacy that come with having an Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
To clearly define Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder,
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It can be prevalent because in different countries and cities people have experienced certain things that make them act accordingly to their surroundings. In the scholarly journal, “Illness perception, help-seeking attitudes, and knowledge related to obsessive–a compulsive disorder across different ethnic groups: community survey”, the authors does a study on the different ethnicity groups in the South-East London (Fernández et al., 2015). In the journal, the study was done on White British, Black African, Black Caribbean, and Indian population. The people were anonymously tested to see if they showed any signs of OCD or if they have seen it in their children. They were given a questionnaire with real-life situations to see if this happens. They were asked if they would seek help from different agents, their knowledge of about OCD, and casual attributions. After the study, the authors examined that “Clinicians and policy-makers should be aware of these socio-cultural factors when designing strategies to encourage help-seeking behaviors in these populations” (Fernández et al., 2015). Their assumption are relevant because it serves as the purpose to how a mental disorder is equally distributed among st different cultures and …show more content…
There are prescribed medications and therapy. Some people are more reluctant to take medication if they cannot face confrontation or some may use therapy methods. In the article, “Cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) as a treatment enhancer of eating disorders and obsessive compulsive disorders: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial” the authors states that the CRT is a treatment very essential. The treatment of OCD should typically encompass CBT usually in combination with pharmacotherapy, specifically selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (Van et al., 2016). Another test was used to treat OCD, which is called Internet-delivered CBT. This test is used to also test the self-efficacy and support. In the article it states, “ICBT has been suggested as a way to increase availability to effective psychological treatments.” (“Own but Not Alone”,