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OBSESSIVE – COMPULSIVE DISORDER A CASE STUDY

Dr. V. Hemavathy and Bency Abraham*

ABSTRACT

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. Symptoms may come and go, ease over time, or worsen. People with OCD may try to help themselves by avoiding situations that trigger their obsessions, or they may use alcohol or drugs to calm themselves Objective: To define Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), incidence, aetiology, symptoms, diagnostic evaluation, treatment, medical management. Method: Describing the symptomatology, aetiology of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Result: Fifty five-year-old female, presented with the history of losing her only husband on july 2017. She detached herself from others, closing her mouth, unresponsiveness to the surrounding if asked why she said that she can’t control saying bad words and finally diagnosed as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and was treated for it. Conclusion: It is a neurotic disorder, include family members in providing an effective care to the patient and to develop support and explore the emotional experience of client.

Keywords: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) neurotic disorder, emotional experience.


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