Demystifying Medicine Video



This video discusses obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as well as its prevalence, causes, symptoms and current treatments. Two popular treatments for OCD are explored in detail: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

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References
  • American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). American Psychiatric Publishing Inc.: Arlington, VA. 2013.
  • Karpinski, M., Mattina, G. F., & Steiner, M. (2016). Effect of Gonadal Hormones on Neurotransmitters Implicated in the Pathophysiology of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. A Critical Review. Neuroendocrinology.
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). N.p., 2017. Web. 5 Mar. 2017.
  • Treatments For OCD: Medications. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). N.p., 2017. Web. 5 Mar. 2017.
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Canadian Mental Health Association. N.p., 2017. Web. 6 Mar. 2017.
  • How Is OCD Treated? International OCD Foundation. N.p., 2017. Web. 5 Mar. 2017.
  • Treatments For OCD: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). N.p., 2017. Web. 5 Mar. 2017.
Links

If you have OCD, or if you know someone who does, the following resources may be of help: