What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?
A mental health disorder wherein a person experiences intense anxiety and distress, causes the patient to have recurring thoughts (obsessions) and participate in repetitive behaviors to alleviate their feelings. Examples of obsessions are fears and taboo words, while excessive handwashing and counting/repeating certain words are examples of compulsions.
Though the specific cause has yet to be discovered, common factors that play a role in increasing the risk of developing OCD are biological/environmental factors and genetic predisposition. That’s why the best way to diagnose OCD is a combination of multiple interviews, observation, and answering questionnaires. Meanwhile, treatment usually combines medication and CBT or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
As for CBT, sessions are usually conducted by qualified mental health professionals like therapists, psychiatrists, and psychologists, preferably with a CBT license or certification. During said sessions, clients will be exposed to obsession-triggering situations and thoughts. They will be taught to resist the urge to engage in compulsive behaviors and be provided with better adaptive skills and coping strategies.
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How to use the My Vicious Circle OCD Worksheet:
Access and Download the Template
To access and download a printable and digital file of the “My Vicious Circle OCD Worksheet,” you can do either of the following:
- Click the “Download Template” or “Use Template” button
- Search “My Vicious Circle OCD Worksheet” in Carepatron’s template library’s search bar on the website or app
Fill Out the Template
The template has straightforward instructions that your client can understand so they may answer it alone. However, it can be confusing or intimidating, so you may offer to do it with them.
After they fill out the worksheet, you and your client must securely store the document since it has sensitive information. If it’s a physical copy, keep it in a secure location. Alternatively, if it’s a digital copy, you can save it on Carepatron, a HIPAA-compliant EHR that can securely store your document and give easy access only to them and you, the referring physician.
My Vicious Circle OCD Worksheet Example
We’ve provided a downloadable PDF file of a fill-out “My Vicious Circle OCD Worksheet” sample template. You may use this example as a guide or educational resource you can help to explain to your client how to answer the worksheet better. Do note that the answers provided in the sample are fictional.
Grab a copy of the sample worksheet by viewing it below or clicking the “Download Example PDF” button.
When would you use this My Vicious Circle OCD Worksheet?
Mental health practitioners with a CBT license or certification, like therapists, psychiatrists, and psychologists, can use the My Vicious Circle OCD Worksheet, especially with patients who often have intrusive and unwanted urges, thoughts, and images familiar to those diagnosed with OCD.
As for the specific moment when you will give your patient a copy of the My Vicious Circle OCD Worksheet, we’ll leave it up to you. You know best at what point in their healing journey will be most likely helpful and practical.
What are the benefits of using this My Vicious Circle OCD Worksheet?
To complete the “My Vicious Circle OCD Worksheet,” the client must think, reflect, and be self-aware of their triggers, thoughts, physical feelings, rituals, and behavior that relieve anxiety. In addition, a client must also need self-awareness to answer the section half of the worksheet wherein they are asked to think about what part of the circle can be broken.
Each client is unique, so they will all require personalized treatment. For your ease, you can use the “My Vicious Circle OCD Worksheet” as a basis for your treatment to target specific concerns unique to your client.
Our free My Vicious OCD Worksheet is easily accessible on the Carepatron desktop software/mobile app and fillable on any PDF editor you have on any gadget. In addition, if you also store the completed worksheet on Carepatron, you and your client can access it without fuss or effort.
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