A case study of obsessive-compulsive disorder some diagnostic considerations

Some researchers suggest that excoriation disorder is rooted in higher levels of emotional impulsivity and that this characteristic supports and encourages the development of the disorder Grant et al. Though their perceptions may be unusual, these anomalies are distinguished from delusions or hallucinations as people suffering from these would be diagnosed with other conditions.

Level 1 Measures offer a brief screening of 13 domains for adults i. Are not intended to be considered as legal definitions for use by law enforcement and the courts. Then, the client and counselor work to distinguish between urges to pick i.

Neuropathology in Corticobasal Degeneration Neuropathologically CBD presents as asymmetrical focal atrophy of the cerebral cortex focused on the peri-Rolandic posterior frontal and parietal cortex, especially the motor and sensory areas [ 42 ].

The difficulty of controlling urges can be illustrated through metaphors in which the client gains control and a position of power over an undesirable, yet steadfast external circumstance e.

View at Google Scholar P. The SKIS, which consists of 92 items, is used to explore multiple dimensions of skin picking behaviors.

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These researchers observed a significant decrease in psychosocial impact of skin picking, severity of skin picking and perceived strength of skin picking cognitions in the group randomly assigned to the four sessions of CBT.

As such, family history of such behaviors should be considered by counselors when assessing and treating this disorder. However, people diagnosed with odd-eccentric personality disorders tend to have a greater grasp on reality than those diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Several additional disorders are often found to be comorbid with excoriation disorder, including trichotillomania, major depressive disorder, anxiety, psychotic disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders and factitious disorder APA, ; Hayes et al.

The SPIS is a self-report questionnaire designed to assess the impacts or consequences of repetitive skin picking e. To achieve more accurate clinical diagnosis, neuropsychological, electrophysiological, and imaging methods could be applied to differentiate this disease from the other parkinsonism syndromes [ 34 ].

No abnormalities were found on EEG examination, even if, a deeper analysis showed a focal slow wave activity in the right parietotemporal area. The new CRDPSS is used to understand the personal experience of the client, to promote individualized treatment planning, and to facilitate prognostic decision-making Flanagan et.

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Despite being a newly-classified DSM disorder, excoriation disorder is relatively common and affects between 1. Those with first-degree family members who have excoriation disorder are more likely to also develop skin picking behaviors APA, Sensitivity remained high in specific subgroups, including girls and children under 4.

These criteria should be met by all personality disorder cases before a more specific diagnosis can be made. Those who have excoriation disorder frequently initiate attempts to eradicate these destructive behaviors, yet have difficulty doing so.

Etiology of Excoriation Disorder Little is known about the etiology of excoriation disorder. Paylo, Alison Zins Excoriation disorder, sometimes colloquially referred to as skin picking disorder, is a newly added disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th ed.

Not all cases of test anxiety are alike, and sometimes symptoms of test anxiety actually reflect a separate, underlying condition.

Also, while the superanuclear gaze palsy can occur in both conditions, in CBD it tends to affect the horizontal more than the vertical gaze and the saccade latency delay in initiating saccades more than saccade velocity the speed of saccades.

A relatively small number of randomized controlled treatment studies have been conducted on this population; however, the most evidence-based approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy, habit reversal training and pharmacotherapy Capriotti et al.

This reconceptualization of autism in the DSM-5 provides clinicians with a denser diagnostic cluster to reduce excessive application of the DSM-IV-TR pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified classification that resulted in overdiagnosis and troubling prevalence rates Maenner et al.

Her main complaint was difficulty in using her left arm and hand, which gradually progressed. These treatment effects were maintained at a two-month follow-up, thus suggesting that CBT is effective in reducing the severity of symptoms, effect of symptoms and dysfunctional cognitions associated with excoriation disorder.

They are designed to be administered to all clients at the initial evaluation to establish a baseline and on follow-up visits to monitor progress.

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Finally, clients are coached to consistently implement these operant conditioning strategies outside of session and to eventually apply them to new behaviors Capriotti et al. This measure consists of six items that relate to the frequency of picking urges, intensity of picking urges, time spent engaging in skin picking behaviors, interference of the behaviors in functioning, avoidance behaviors and the overall distress associated with the excoriation-related behaviors.

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HRT is a behavioral approach that involves helping clients gain awareness of their skin picking and then replace the picking with more adaptive behaviors Grant et al. For example, it might be more difficult for those with excoriation disorder to retract their hand if they already started reaching for an object to use to excoriate.

It is important to explain the nature of the motor as well as the cognitive deficits to the patients as well as to all people involved in their care. Later-onset cases are diagnosed as adult-onset fluency disorder.

His mild severity rating of requiring support for restricted repetitive behaviors RRBs means: Are conditions that people have, but they do not define the person. Pharmacotherapy If pharmacotherapy is used to treat excoriation disorder, it should be used in conjunction with counseling; medication can control physical symptoms, but contributing mental health factors must be addressed in order to holistically help the client make enduring behavior changes Grant et al.

The research on HRT suggests that it is a promising approach for use with those who have excoriation disorder. These abnormalities were lateralised in five patients more often after hyperventilation and were bilateral in one, confirming the asymmetrical features of CBD [ 25 ].

The escape behavior, i. Instead of picking, I can clean the house or exercise.To show or hide the keywords and abstract of a paper (if available), click on the paper title Open all abstracts Close all abstracts. A listing of psychological research being conducted online. To show or hide the keywords and abstract of a paper (if available), click on the paper title Open all abstracts Close all abstracts.

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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) is the most commonly reported childhood behavioral disorder, affecting between between 3 and 7% of American children. Catatonic Disorder Due to Another Medical Condition.

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Clinicians use this classification when there is evidence from the history, physical examination, or laboratory findings that the disturbance is the direct pathophysiological consequence of another medical condition.

Death anxiety is considered to be a basic fear underlying the development and maintenance of numerous psychological conditions. Treatment of transdiagnostic constructs, such as death anxiety, may increase treatment efficacy across a range of disorders.

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