How Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Is Depicted In Martin Scorsese's Film The Aviator

Although mental illness has a high prevalence rate, the prevalence rate of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders is relatively low. Because media, such as films and television shows, is the greatest informer of the public today, characterizations of the mentally ill, such as those suffering from obsessive-compulsive or a related disorder, can create or negate stigma … Read more

Introduction Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Introduction Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic and often severe psychiatric disease. It is characterized by recurrent, intrusive and distressing thoughts, images, or impulses (obsessions) and/or repetitive mental or overt acts (compulsions or neutralizing behaviors) performed to reduce or remove distress and anxiety caused by these obsessive thoughts and to prevent any perceived harmful consequences … Read more

Introduction Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Introduction Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic and often severe psychiatric disease. It is characterized by recurrent, intrusive and distressing thoughts, images, or impulses (obsessions) and/or repetitive mental or overt acts (compulsions or neutralizing behaviors) performed to reduce or remove distress and anxiety caused by these obsessive thoughts and to prevent any perceived harmful consequences … Read more