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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder -- Arranging

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder -- Arranging: Introduction

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder -- Arranging: Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a behavioural disorder involving obsessive thoughts and compulsive acts. Compulsive arranging represents one form of manifestation of OCD and involves the compulsion to make sure that certain things are arranged in a particular way which the sufferer feels is the the only and correct way to arrange the items. Sufferers feel very distressed if another person disrupts the things they have arranged. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder -- Arranging is available below.

Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder -- Arranging

  • Compulsion to order things arranged in a particular way which they feel is the correct way
  • Distress if another person disrupts the things they have arranged
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Treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder -- Arranging

  • There are a number of factors which must be taken into account when determining what form of treatment to use:
  • Severity of symptoms
  • Treatments that have worked in the past for that patient
  • Patients attitude or willingness to take medications
  • Individual motivation to undergo and comply with therapy
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Causes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder -- Arranging

  • The exact cause is still unable to be fully determined but the two main theories are:
  • Biological factors - anomalies in the brain structure. This theory is supported by the fact that brain surgery can alleviate some cases.
  • Serotonin theory - low levels of serotonin. This theory is supported by the fact that the use of medications to increase serotonin levels (SSRI's) can alleviate symptoms in OCD sufferers.
  • The reality may well be that there is more than one cause and this coupled with environmental factors can trigger OCD
  • More than half of patients suffer OCD as a life-long chronic condition with periods of exacerbation and improvement
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Misdiagnosis and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder -- Arranging

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Prognosis for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder -- Arranging

Prognosis for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder -- Arranging: Symptoms tend to develop gradually unless they are triggered by a stressful event and patients tend not to acknowledge their symptoms until they become more severe which leads to delayed treatment and a greater establishment of the obsessive-compulsive behaviors in the person's daily routine. Treatment can lead to a good prognosis though treatment is often required on a life-long basis. Complete recovery to the point of no longer requiring treatment is considered uncommon. A percentage of people (10-20% in some reports) fail to respond to regular, noninvasive treatment and require hospitalization and more drastic treatment measures such as surgery. Well over half of patients (up to 80% in some reports) with OCD develop depression. Roughly 10% develop other related conditions such as trichotillomania, anorexia nervosa, bulimia and Tourette's syndrome.

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