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Obsessive Compulsive Behavior
Reviews the history of treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
# 48826 | 1,105 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Feb 19, 2004 in Psychology (Disorders) , Psychology (Therapies) , Psychology (Theory)

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This paper begins with a brief description of the disorder known as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and an explanation for why people develop the disorder. In an effort to provide a better understanding of the causal factors of OCD and what can be done to relieve or perhaps eliminate the mental and behavioral problems associated with it, the paper then delves into a review of the history of OCD treatment and recent medical results regarding its treatment and study.

From the Paper:

"Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) was once thought to be a rare mental disease. However, is now known to be one of the highest-ranking psychological problems. About 2 percent of the population between ages 18 to 54 suffers from OCD, which outranks mental disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or panic disorder (Phillipson). This means that in the U.S., approximately 3.3 million people have OCD, with up to 1 percent of the pediatric population and 2 percent of the adult population (ibid)."

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