Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in College Students Obsessive Compulsion disorder has a lot of effects on college students today. This study investigates how much obsessive compulsion spectrum disorders occur and how it relates to college students. The experimenters enrolled participants into an undergraduate education course or a psychology course. Participants ranged in the ages of seventeen and twenty seven. They started with measuring a procedure called “the picking scale.” This includes the participants who start picking their fingers or have the urge to pick their fingers. They asses this through certain domains such as urges to pick, time spent on picking, impact of the skin due to an individual’s social or occupational functioning and distress associated with picking. Massachusetts did a similar study to this except they did their experiment on hair pulling. OCD involves the presence of ongoing cognitions or obsessions. It also has the presence of anxiety reductive rituals which we call compulsions. Picking the skin or pulling of the hair is two of these obsessions that a lot of college students do to make their situation less stressful. They do it so much to relieve their stress that is becomes an obsession and they feel dependent on it. Millions of people are expected to have a disease such as OCD and functional impairment can be profound. In this correlational study three hundred and fifty eight participants were enrolled into the skin picking scale assessment. One hundred and forty nine of them reported that they had the urge to pick their skin during class. Overall that was 42 percent of students. One hundred and thirty six students occasionally picked their skin during class. This came out to about 35 percent of students in this experiment. The students who reported picking at their skin also experienced distress and/or psychosocial impairment. There was no difference between males and females for skin picking. From these results it is obvious that students who pick their skin during class are having social distress (35%). Also, more than one third of the students claimed to either have an urge, or they were physically picking their skin during class which obviously causes a distraction to their learning abilities. In the hair pulling experiment, which was also a correlational study, the results came out to be 22 percent of the students experienced hair pulling urges. 13 percent of the students occasionally pulled at their hair. Of the students that pulled their hair during class, 3 percent experienced distress and/or psychosocial impairment related to hair pulling. In this
and 1 in 100 children have OCD (beyondocd.org). Obsessive compulsive disorder is anxiety disorder characterized by persistent intrusive ideas, thoughts, impulses or images which often result in performing compulsive rituals over and over again (cmha.ca). According to the World Health Organization, OCD is one of the top 20 causes of illness-related disability for individuals between 15 and 44 years of age (beyondocd.org). Obsessive compulsive disorder can vary from mild cases to very severe, where…
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), is a mental illness. OCD is a common anxiety disorder that affects a person to repeat thoughts, actions, or rituals repetitively. What a person may repeat is usually very unusual and bizarre. This illness ranges from not affecting a person a whole lot, to being so severe that they spend the majority of the day dealing with their compulsive actions. This illness does not go away by itself but can be treated.
OCD is usually centered around themes. Such…
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Have you ever had that strange nauseated feeling when contemplating something in your future? That overwhelming panic that sends your sympathetic nervous system into immediate fight or flight mode is anxiety (hypo…). Anxiety disorders create massive cognitive distress in individuals experiencing them. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder (book). This anxiousness and fear is resolved in bizarre…
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Closer Look
Eugene N. Graham Jr.
Nova Southeastern University
Professor Lori Eickleberry
This paper is a compilation of ideas and a collaboration of articles that give an in depth look at obsessive compulsive disorder. It gives a closer look into the illness and how it has become known to society. It will cover the prevalence of this disorder as well as its causes. This paper will also give a description of the disorder and…
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears called obsessions that lead you to do repetitive behaviors which is referred to as compulsions. OCD often centers on themes. Despite efforts to ignore or get rid of bothersome thoughts, the thoughts or urges keep coming back. This leads to more ritualistic behavior and a vicious cycle that's characteristic of OCD.
OCD symptoms usually include both obsessions and compulsions. But…
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, OCD, is an anxiety disorder that causes unwanted and intrusive thoughts or feelings that cause an individual to feel driven to do something. OCD affects one in every 50 individuals in the United States. Often times, OCD begins in childhood or adolescence and if untreated, will continue into adulthood. This research paper will address the symptoms of OCD and the current counseling techniques used to treat it.
Obsessive- compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, ideas, feelings, or obsessions that make them driven to do something (compulsions) (Berger, 2012). Obsessions are thoughts that recur even after one has the desire to get rid of them. People that have OCD have obsessions or compulsions that cause major distress that is a distraction to everyday life. There are different kinds of…
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears
(obsessions) that lead you to do repetitive behaviors (compulsions). It's also possible to
have only obsessions or only compulsions and still have OCD.
Sign and symptoms
OCD obsessions are repeated, persistent and unwanted urges or images that cause distress
or anxiety. You might try to get rid of them by performing a compulsion or ritual. These
obsessions typically intrude…
March 30, 2015
What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
When an individual is diagnosed with obsessivecompulsive disorder (OCD) they are unable to control
the necessity to check things constantly, or possess
certain feelings and/or execute rituals and routines
continuously. The feelings and rituals connected with
OCD cause suffering and interruptions with ones
Components of the Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive disorder is a condition that affects more people globally than ever before. It is characterized by the “occurrence of repetitive and distressing intrusive thoughts (obsessions), and compulsive actions and rituals performed to relieve distress or prevent harm related to obsessions” (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). Today it affects approximately 2.3% of the United States population, aged 18 to 54, and about 1 million children and adolescents (National Health Institute…