Danny is a 19-year-old male who presents to the college mental health center at the insistence of his roommate.
All of these diagnoses would be appropriate except for that of trichotillomania.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by unwanted and repeated thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that an individual feels driven to perform in order to reduce anxiety. The individual performs these behaviors over and over again, sometimes for hours each day, to reduce the anxiety produced by obsessive thoughts. While some behaviors may appear ritualistic, they may not always be repetitive or time consuming.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by obsessions and/or compulsions. Obsessions are repetitive thoughts, images, impulses, or urges that cause distress. Compulsions are behavioral or mental acts done to relieve discomfort, reduce stress, or block out disturbing thoughts or images. People with OCPD use rituals in their everyday lives to reduce feelings of uncertainty and maintain a sense of control.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental illness and the most common of the anxiety disorders. OCD can affect men and women equally, although boys are more likely to be diagnosed with OCD than girls. Diagnosis typically occurs between the ages of 10 and 14 years.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that involves obsessions and/or compulsions. Obsessions are recurrent and unwanted thoughts, images, or urges that cause anxiety. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts followed by a sense of relief. As a person with OCD, you feel an increased need to perform the compulsive behavior to decrease distress in response to your obsessive thoughts.
Learning disabilities can be difficult to have and difficult to manage. Knowing what they are, how they are diagnosed, and how they are treated can help family members and those who work with students learn more about these conditions. Learning disabilities affect students in different ways and the problems caused by learning disabilities will affect each student differently.
Danny is a 19-year-old male who presents to the college mental health center at the insistence of his roommate. Danny has developed what his roommate calls an obsession with cleanliness. He showers several times a day and changes his clothes easily four or five times. He also brushes his teeth every couple of hours, convinced that he has bad breath. During the interview, it does not appear that these are anxiety-reducing rituals but rather he is certain that he has unpleasant body odors and needs to keep showering and brushing his teeth to get rid of them. While considering a diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder, the PMHNP considers that differential diagnoses for Danny include all the following except: