Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Obsessive-compulsive disorder; Neuroses; Compulsive behavior;
Obsessive Compulsive Disorders have the potential to destroy people's lives. The negative consequences of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can affect so many people-the people suffering from the disorder, the family of the sufferer, as well as the lack of insight of the disorder within the community. According to the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation (2010), the disorder affects between 2 to 3 million adults in the United States and around 500,000 children and teens have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Due to the alarming statistics and the secret lives of incredible pain and humiliation OCD sufferers' experience, it is imperative that mental health counselors educate their clients and families by knowing the facts. The purpose of this paper is to concentrate on the various types of obsessions and compulsions, the most effective therapies and treatments, as well as help for families and loved ones.
Date of Award
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Linda J. Nebbe
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©2010 Angela Bigelow
Bigelow, Angela, "Obsessive compulsive disorder" (2010). Graduate Research Papers. 147.