Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Lecture Notes

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What type of antidepressants are commonly used for treating OCD?

SSRIs

Which of the following is a 2nd generation antipsychotic used in treating OCD?

Risperidone

What is the main focus of response prevention in behavioral therapy for OCD?

Delaying or avoiding performance of rituals

What role do nurses play in assisting OCD patients with exposure therapy?

Assisting patients in using exposure techniques

Why might it be difficult for nurses to understand OCD patients' behaviors?

Difficulty in comprehending the need for rituals

What do family and friends of individuals with OCD often mistakenly believe?

"Should just stop" the ritualistic behavior

What should nurses do to support OCD patients during treatment?

Provide sympathy and encouragement

How can nurses help OCD patients maintain a structured routine?

Assisting in developing and following a written schedule

Explore lecture notes by Prof. Cherry Ann Durante on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders. Learn about body-focused repetitive disorders and behaviors associated with OCD. Understand common symptoms like counting steps, organizing by color, and repetitive checking behaviors.

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