What you will learn

  • 1

    What is OCD?

    • Introduction to the OCD e-Guide

    • Symptoms of OCD

    • Clinical presentation

    • Prevalence

    • Measuring symptoms

    • Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Symptom Checklist (pdf)

    • Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS) (pdf)

  • 2

    Causes of OCD

    • Introduction

    • Rate causes of OCD

    • Adaptive features

    • Chemistry

    • Cognitive science

    • Conditioning theory

    • Genetic factors

    • Infectious disease

    • Connectivity

    • Neural networks and OCD

  • 3

    Effective Treatment of OCD

    • What to look for in this chapter

    • Rate treatments for OCD

    • Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP)

    • Danger Ideation Reduction Therapy (DIRT)

    • Cognitive therapy

    • Does psychotherapy for ocd always need to be one-on-one?

    • What is the best medication for this problem?

    • Using medication to speed up ERP

    • Botanicals

    • Lifestyle change

    • Non-Invasive brain stimulation

    • Surgical methods

  • 4

    Summary

    • Putting it all together

    • References