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Some people struggle with OCD which is a disorder of anxiety with unresonable thoughts and fears.
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OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)

They may cope with common problems by indulging in compulsions that are excessive or do not make logical sense. Medical researchers have shown that OCD is a brain disorder that is caused by incorrect information processing.
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Erika Collins's curator insight, December 10, 2014 12:08 AM

The reason I loved this article so much was because it took into account all the aspects of understand OCD. Many of the other articles that I've read have only focused on one aspect of it (e.g. symptoms), and although I believe that is a great strategy to help people really understand certain aspects of the disorder, this one gave a lot of useful information pertaining to all the aspects of it. 

 

One of the critical facts that I read, that I haven't found in many other articles, was the fact that OCD can't be diagnosed through a specific test. I know this because other sources, such as an article in the Journal of Pharmacy Practices titled "Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder" says the same thing (Bokor & Anderson, 2014). There are requirement symptoms when being diagnosed with OCD, but no specific test. Similarly, the article written by Beth Orenstein titled "8 Common Myths About OCD," also says that "tests can't confirm OCD" (Orenstein, 2011). 

 

Additionally, another thing these two articles have in common with this article is that genetics is often times a factor in who has OCD. Although it isn't a determining factor, it can make a person more prone to the disorder. Bokor and Anderson say that "OCD appears to be a hereditary condition," Orenstein says that "researchers believe that genetics may play at least some part in its development, as well as experiences" (Bokor & Anderson, 2014; Orenstein, 2011). 

 

This, out of all the other OCD articles I read, did a great job of including all the aspects of OCD, and for that reason I think the quality of this article was superb. It was written intelligently enough that it was convincing, but clear enough that anybody could understand it. I think this impact could have a huge impact on people with and without OCD. 

 

This article didn't mention other cultures or ethnicities, but I am realizing that this has been a trend. I haven't read one article that mentions anything about other groups. A possible reason for this is because OCD affects all different groups of people, but I wouldn't know that since none of the articles mentioned this. 

 

References:

Bokor, G., & Anderson, P. D. (2014). Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 27(2), 116-130. doi:10.1177/0897190014521996

 

Orenstein, B. W. (2011, October 13). 8 Common Myths About OCD. Retrieved from http://www.everydayhealth.com/anxiety/8-common-myths-about-ocd.aspx

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