Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Essay

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 1 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Miracle Bailey Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 2 It’s normal, on occasion, to go back and double-check that the iron is unplugged or your car is locked. But if you suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors become so excessive they interfere with your daily life. No matter what you do, you can’t seem to shake them. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by uncontrollable, unwanted thoughts and repetitive, ritualized behaviors you feel compelled to perform. Alterations of an emotional state are said t be the core feature of obsessive compulsive disorder. Studies have been performed to test brain functional connectivity during induced sadness in patients with obsessive compulsive disorder. In this study participants underwent a validated sad mood induction procedure during functional magnetic resonance imaging (Fontenelle, Harrison, Pujol, Davey, Fornito, Bora, Pantelis, Yucel 2011). Patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as well as a control group that matched the OCD patients, in terms of age, sex, and global estimated IQ were generally chosen to be apart of the study. Each participant was required to think about two events from their past: one emotional sad experience and one non emotional experience. To detect the participants moods a modified version of the mood induction paradigm was used to scan the participants before and after they recalled their experiences. (Fontenelle et.al., 2011). Participant’s mood state was assessed by a verbal response to an 11-point likert scale of 7 dimensions: alertness,

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