Myth Vs Reality: How Much Do You Know About OCD?

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Test your knowledge about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and debunk the myths commonly associated with the disorder. . .


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    OCD means you are extremely germophobic and wash your hands constantly.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    "The obsessions and compulsions of people with OCD cause serious distress, are time-consuming (more than 1 hour per day), and interfere with normal routines, such as work, social activities, or relationships with others."

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  • 2. 

    OCD is predominently a "woman disease" so men are not likely to suffer from it. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The men and women who suffer from OCD suffer equally.

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  • 3. 

    OCD is only caused by stress.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    "OCD is a fully accepted, debilitating, chronic psychiatric disorder that has been classified by the psychiatric community, and is treatable.[1][2] Although the causes of OCD are unclear, stress can exacerbate OCD symptoms."

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  • 4. 

    A routine physical exam or a phyciatric evaluation can assist in diagnosing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.            

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    "Patients should seek the advice of a physician or a qualified therapist regarding questions about medical, mental, or emotional conditions."

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  • 5. 

    There is currently no treatment for OCD.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    "Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and medication with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are current first-line treatments for OCD...Treatments rarely relieve people with OCD from all their OCD symptoms, and treatment typically takes time to work. Working together with your doctor, the treatment regimen that will work best for you can be determined."

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