OCD 101

By Jordan Heiden
About OCD 101

Learn to differentiate OCD from other anxiety disorders, and how to avoid the most common misdiagnoses. Understand how intolerance of uncertainty, overvalued ideation, and inflated responsibility interact to fuel OCD. Explore a brief overview of the rationale behind Exposure and Response Prevention and how it works to treat OCD.  

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Part 1: The Nature and Treatment of Anxiety

2 lessons

Getting Started

Instructions

The Nature and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

Maladaptive beliefs and safety behaviors are the mechanisms behind all anxiety disorders. This segment will discuss how the relationship between the two is responsible for anxiety disorders taking root and persisting.

Part 2: OCD

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OCD

DSM-V criteria for OCD is presented. Discussion of various sub-types of OCD are illustrated to enhance your knowledge of how to identify this highly heterogenous condition.

Part 3: Diagnostic (Mis)identification

1 lessons

Diagnostic (Mis)Idetification

OCD, on average, takes 14-17 years to diagnose. Often it is mistaken for other mental disorders like depression, anxiety, even pedophilia and sexual identity issues.

Part 4: ExRP

1 lessons

ExRP

Exposure and Response Prevention is the gold standard treatment for OCD. It is a form of CBT, the emphasis on the B (not the C).

Part 5: Case Illustrations

1 lessons

Part 5: Case Illustrations

Review multiple cases to hone your skills in identifying OCD.

Part 6: References

1 lessons

References

Reference List

Course Evaluation

1 lessons

Evaluations

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Post-Test

1 lessons

Post-test

15 questions to assess your learning.

Part 1: The Nature and Treatment of Anxiety

Part 2: OCD

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Part 3: Diagnostic (Mis)identification

Part 4: ExRP

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Part 5: Case Illustrations

Part 6: References

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Course Evaluation

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