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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder By: Kristen Brom TreatmentsAs far as treatment goes, the two most effective options are medication or cognitive behaviortherapy which is wherea patient sees a therapist and recieves helpin that manner. A medicine called serotonin reuptake inhibitors is almost always taken while performing CBT. More than 70% of people benefit from this form of treatment. If this disease is not treated, symptoms will most likely becomeout of control and cause extreme difficultythroughout everyday life. Symptoms1. One symptom of an obsession that manypeople suffer from is the fear of germs or contamination.2. Another severe symptom of an obsession ispeople making sure things have to be perfectly lined up or "just right", in other words they haveobsession with things being in symmetry.3. Lastly, an example of a compulsion would bewhen people constantly check in on their loved onesto make sure they are safe. Who does this disease affect?OCD can equally effect people of allages, race and gender. This mental diseaseis found in many adolescent age childrenbut many tests must be done before any diagnosis is made because it can often be mistaken for other diseases.Although anyone is at risk, males often develop symptoms quicker than women do. With this being said, only a bit over 2% of the U.S. population is diagnosedwith OCD. Additional Facts1. If this becomes that severeof an issue, some resort to brain surgery.50% of patients that don"t respond to treatment fall bacl onto this option.2. Obsessive Compulsive Disoder is classified as an anxiety disorder which is themost common mental issue in the U.S. effecting 40 million adults.3. Approximately 3.3 million people in the U.S. suffer from OCD. Medical DefinitionObsessive Compulsive Disorder is characterized byunreasonable thoughts and fears that lead to repetitive behaviors.OCD can be characterized by only obsessions or compulsions it doesn't have to be both. Copyright Delicate Fortress Creations
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