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Mental Health Disorders: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder

Identify and analyze the diagnostic criteria for Obsessive-compulsive disorder and Borderline personality disorder by watching interviews with clients diagnosed with these disorders.

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This article discusses the diagnostic criteria, interview questions, and treatments for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. It includes interview questions and responses from patients, as well as information on medication and therapy options. The article is relevant for students studying mental health disorders.

Mental Health Disorders: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder

Identify and analyze the diagnostic criteria for Obsessive-compulsive disorder and Borderline personality disorder by watching interviews with clients diagnosed with these disorders.

   Added on 2023-05-29

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MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS
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Obsessive compulsory disorder:
Diagnostic criteria:
these mainly include preoccupation of the patient with details as well as rules, lists,
organization, schedules and order towards an extent where the major point of the
activities get lost;
also presence of perfection that interfere with task completion;
high level of devotion towards work as well as productivity that extends towards the
exclusion of leisure activities and even friendships;
exhibition of attributes like, scrupulousness, and inflexibility about different types of
matters of morality, ethics, or values, over-conscientiousness
people might also show symptoms of inability towards discarding different worthless
objects as well as worn-out materials although they have no values of sentiments
Persons may also show reluctance in delegation of tasks to others until the individuals
accept and submit to the ways of doing things of the affected person in exactly the same
manner.
Interview questions, reasons they were asked; summary of the responses:
First question (youth): the first question that was asked was whether the patient had obsessive
thoughts as a child. This question was asked as researchers notice that huge number of
individuals develop OCD in their childhood years that not only worsen their childhood but when
untreated might result in intense situations affecting their adulthood. Therefore, this question
helps researchers to know whether the symptoms continued from childhood or have developed in
adulthood. The patient stated that around 8 years of age, she was unnecessarily scared of
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darkrooms although she used to calm herself feeling there was no one in the dark. However, it
affected huge part of her childhood as it was implanted in her brain and affected her functioning
and life
Second question (Family): the second question that was asked was that whether any of the
family members had OCD or not. Studies have shown that chances of suffering from OCD in
individuals are higher when they have their parents or siblings suffering from the same disorder.
Professionals can therefore want to know the whether this risk factor can be one of the reason of
the individual being affected by OCD. In the video, the affected individual had stated that his
family trees has numbers of people suffering from OCD in both paternal and maternal sides
along with many others having other mental illness as well.
Third question (obsessive thoughts): the third question that was asked was whether the patient
experiences any obsessive thoughts. Often the thinking procedures of affected individuals
becomes so intense and disrupted, that they fail to take part in any prospective events and hence
might feel anxious or depressed about their situations. Therefore, in order to develop effective
interventions tat align with the issues faced by the patient, asking the question becomes
important. The patient had stated that she suffered from obsessive thinking so much that it took
most of the time when she could have contributed to important productive thinking and attributes
and this affected her mentally largely.
Treatments used for the disorder:
The three important components of the intervention of OCD are education,
psychotherapy and medication. Education is said t play an important role as it had been found
that when individuals are given through knowledge about the causes of the disorder, along with
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