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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 7, Issue 9, Part B (2021)

Obsessive: Compulsive disorder

Vibha Bansriar
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a common and often chronic psychiatric illness that significantly interferes with the patient´s functioning and quality of life. The disorder is characterized by excessive intrusive and inappropriate anxiety evoking thoughts as well as time consuming compulsions that cause significant impairment and distress. The symptoms are often accompanied by shame and guilt and the knowledge of the general public and professional community about the disorder is limited. Hence it is frequently misdiagnosed or diagnosed late. There are indications that the disorder is hereditary and that neurobiological processes are involved in its pathophysiology. Several psychological theories about the causes of obsessive-compulsive disorder are supported by empirical evidence. Evidence based treatment is either with serotoninergic medications or cognitive behavioural therapy, particularly a form of behavioural therapy called exposure response prevention.
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How to cite this article:
Vibha Bansriar. Obsessive: Compulsive disorder. Int J Appl Res 2021;7(9):104-105.
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