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Psychopathology – Anxiety

4. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Lecture

In this lecture, we think about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and its relation to anxiety, focusing in particular on: (i) defining OCD as a condition involving obsessive thoughts which cause feelings of anxiety and compulsive behaviours which sufferers must carry out to relieve their anxiety; (ii) some examples of obsessive thoughts or images that might enter into the mind of a (iii) different compulsive behaviours that individuals with OCD engage in and which can take the form of rigidly orchestrated, hour-long rituals which significantly impact the individual’s life and relationships.

Course

In this course, Professor Femi Oyebode (University of Birmingham) explores anxiety and anxiety-related disorders. In the first lecture, we think about the general nature of emotions and how we experience them. In the second lecture, we think about anxiety and anxiety disorders more specifically. In the third lecture, we think about phobias, including specific phobia, social phobia and agoraphobia. Next, we think about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and its relation to anxiety. In the fifth and final lecture, we think about stress-related conditions such as acute stress disorder (ASD), adjustment disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Lecturer

Professor Oyebode is an expert in descriptive and clinical psychopathology. He is an authority on the cognitive neuropsychiatry of delusional misidentification syndromes and on other rare and unusual psychiatric syndromes. He is the author of Sims’ Symptoms in the Mind: textbook of descriptive psychopathology. This is the leading English language text on psychopathology and has been translated into Estonian, Italian, Korean and Portuguese He is also a recognised expert in medical humanities writing about the value of literature to medicine.

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Oyebode, F. (2019, November 20). Psychopathology – Anxiety - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/anxiety/obsessive-compulsive-disorder

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Oyebode, F. "Psychopathology – Anxiety – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 20 Nov 2019, https://www.massolit.io/courses/anxiety/obsessive-compulsive-disorder

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