Parenting and OCD


Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a psychological disorder described by recurrent and distressing thoughts, images or impulses that provoke anxiety and distress and repetitive behaviors done to reduce the anxiety. Many believe that OCD can be taught to as a child because of the parenting. Children do what their parent do and do what their parents say, so its just a behavior that children can pick up just being around in that environment. And now researchers are trying to find out if it is true that children become OCD because of their parents. The study is where the mother and children take self-reporting tests to find out if they indeed have OCD. And hopefully soon ...

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stream of consciousness. Compulsions are the repetitive behaviors that a person feels compelled to perform. There are various themes of obsessions and compulsions the most common being contamination, order/symmetry, harm or injury, sex, violence, and religion (Taylor et al., 2010)

Research states that learning through developmental relationships (parent-child) interactions, can account for the symptoms of OCD to emerge in adulthood. There are three parental authority styles, including permissive, authoritative, and authoritarian, that differ on the dimensions of nurture and behavioral control. Parents who use the permissive style allow their children to do what they want with little discipline whereas authoritative parenting, use reasonable guidelines while providing a nurturing environment. The authoritarian style, is parenting that values strict adherence to rules with low levels of nurturing. Results from researchers indicate that the authoritarian style of parenting ...

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beliefs about the importance of and need to control thoughts would also be positive. The data presented are from the first study investigating the relationship between OCD-related beliefs in children with OCD and their biological parents (mothers).


The research consisted of 28 children (16 males) ages 9 to 17 years with a diagnosis of OCD and their biological mothers. Majority of the children were white (n=25); one child was reported to be more than on ethnicity, and the ethnicity of the two other children indicated as “other.” Twenty-two of the mothers were reported as being married, four were reported being divorced, one reported to being single, and one ...

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Added: 3/16/2011 11:37:32 PM
Submitted By: heather123
Category: Psychology
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