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TestBeyond OCD | Resources to get thereBeyond OCD

TestBeyond OCD | Resources to get thereBeyond OCD | Obsessive Compulsive Disorder | Scoop.it
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This is an example of an OCD online test. There are 20 yes or no questions. The questions are all simple and straight forward, For example, the questions ask if you worry about hurting others, check up on your loved ones multiple times, and avoid certain numbers or colors.  

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A single gene is responsible for OCD-like behaviors in mice

A single gene is responsible for OCD-like behaviors in mice | Obsessive Compulsive Disorder | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered that mice missing a single gene developed repetitive obsessive-compulsive-like behaviors.
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Researchers discovered that mice missing a single gene developed obsessive compulsive like behaviors. The mice in which the gene was disabled demonstrated excessive self grooming and extreme anxiety. Few psychological disorders have been linked to a single gene, but this finding is still importatnt and can lead scientists to a different, more effective type of treatments for patients with this disorder. The scientists gave the mice Prozac, a drug that is givin to OCD patients. The drug also worked on the mice, but it may only be temporary.

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Symptoms, Behavior, and Treatment

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Symptoms, Behavior, and Treatment | Obsessive Compulsive Disorder | Scoop.it
Guide to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), including symptoms, treatment, and what you can do to help yourself.
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Some signs and symptoms of OCD are having fear of losing things you might need, fear of causing harm to yourself or others, repeatedly checking in on loved ones to make sure they’re safe. Counting, tapping, repeating certain words, or doing other senseless things to reduce anxiety.

Self help for OCD:

  - Write down obsessive thoughts or worries

  - Create an OCD worry period

- Take care of yourself

  - Practice relaxation techniques

  - Avoid alcohol

  - Get enough sleep

- Reach out for support

- Join an OCD group\

 

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Study Shows Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Runs In Families

Study Shows Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Runs In Families | Obsessive Compulsive Disorder | Scoop.it
Researchers have laid to rest the myth that another mental disorder stems from “bad parenting.” A new study from Johns Hopkins has shown that obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, tends to run in families and...
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OCD and other disorders tend to run in families and have a strong genetic basis. People with a first degree relative with OCD have a 5 times greater risk of also having it sometime in their life. For most people the symptoms will appear during childhood. Environment is also a cause, for example if your mother is constatnly washing her hands and worries about germs, it could have an effect on you. Although OCD is potentially genetic and environmental, patients with family members that have this disorder dont have the same behaviors.

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New Mothers At Risk Of OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)

New Mothers At Risk Of OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) | Obsessive Compulsive Disorder | Scoop.it
New research by Northwestern Medicine reveals that new mothers are more likely to suffer from symptoms of OCD than the rest of the population.
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New mothers suffer from OCD symptoms more than the general population according to new research carried out by Northwestern Medicine. They OCD symptoms in mothers occur after giving birth. The symptoms are only temporary and include fears of injuring the baby and being exposed to germs. If the symptoms interfere with everyday living, it is then considered a psychological disorder. OCD can be caused by stress which is why pregnant woman/new mothers can get the disorder.

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ocd girl

this girl has serious ocd
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This video is about a girl with OCD. It shows what a normal day is like for her and how difficult it is to have this disorder.

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