Thesis: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a mental illness characterized by the presence of recurrent, unwanted ideas or impulses (obsessions) and an urge or compulsion to do something to relieve the discomfort caused by the obsession.

I. Four primary examples of OCD (symptoms).

A. "Dirty" obsessions.

B. Ordering rituals.

C. Obsessive thoughts.

D. Repetitive checking.

II. Three cause's associated with OCD.

A. Chemical Imbablance theory.

B. Brain abnormality theory.

C. Heredity.

III.Ten interesting facts on OCD.

IV. Compulsions.

A. What is a compulsion?.

B. Compulsions caused by OCD.

C. How much is too much?.

D. How common is OCD?.

V. OCD in children and adolescents.

A. Most common compulsions in children and adolescents.

B. How OCD is experienced buy children and adolescents.

C. Parents of OCD affected children and adolescents.

VI. A case history of Bob.

A. His obsession.

B. His driving compulsion.

C. His treatment.

VII.Treatment.

A. Drug therapy.

B. Psychotherapy .

C. A combination of both.

I. .

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a mental illness characterized by the .

presence of recurrent, unwanted ideas or impulses (obsessions) and an .

urge or compulsion to do something to relieve the discomfort caused by .

the obsession.

There are four primary examples of OCD, a person presented with .

the fears of being contaminated by touching various objects he .

consideres dirty, he feels the need to cover various "dirty" objects .

with paper towels before he was able to touch them. .

There are some OCD patients whose primary problem is obsessive .

thoughts, with few or no behavioral rituals present these obsessive .

thoughts are often of an aggressive, sexual, or religious nature. .

Another type of OCD is repetitive checking behaviors when they were not .

sure whether they had performed an action correctly. Less common .

subtypes of OCD include patients who engage in rituals which involve .