Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
A critique of the film "What About Bob?" by Frank Oz and book "Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: The Latest Assessment and Treatment Strategies" by Gail Steketee.
# 102812 | 960 words | 3 sources | APA | 2008 |
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This paper presents a critique of a film, What About Bob", and a book, "Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: The latest Assessmentand Treatment Strategies, which are both about obsessive compulsive disorder. The paper explains that the author learned from the film that the sociopathic, interpersonal behaviors, which the character of Bob in the film exhibits, are some of the symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD). The paper then relates that a major area of contention in the book is the use of medications to help resolve the common symptoms of OCD. The author stresses that Steketee provides a great deal of insight about behavioral therapy, which provides far more solutions to OCD than the medicinal and surgical treatments often found in other studies done for patient treatment.
From the Paper:"Some of the others question about Steketee's reliance on behavioral therapy for treatment is the Appendix where she describes many of the findings of clinical studies that provide information about behavioral therapy. Certainly, the success rates of behavioral therapy need to be addressed far more often than the heavily sponsored pharmaceutical studies being done due to their massive financial resources. Steketee provides the foundation for behavioral studies that give her the premise of providing more behavioral solutions for patients that are suffering from this disorder."
Sample of Sources Used:
- "Obsessive Compulsive Disorder." (2006). National Institute of Mental Health. Retrieved 27 march, 2007 from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/anxiety.cfm#anx3
- Oz, F. (1991). What About Bob? United States: Buena Vista Home Entertainment.
- Steketee, G.(2006). Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: The latest assessment and treatment strategies. Kansas City, MO: Compact Clinicals.
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