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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
By Arlene Lorre

In this outstanding video, six individuals discuss how OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) has affected their lives and how they have come to cope with it. They talk about their feelings of isolation and about being misunderstood by families, friends and the community. But they also discuss how they have come to manage the disorder, through medication, psychotherapy and behavioral therapy. This is a valuable resource for patient and staff education, counseling and support groups, community outreach programs, and students of the helping professions.

29 minutes
© 1996
Purchase $199 DVD
Order No. QA-222
ISBN (DVD) 1-57295-952-5

"A very good presentation of how OCD impacts on people's lives and their support systems." Dr. Mary E. Patrick, Psychiatric Nursing, William Paterson College

"The program will serve as an effective trigger tape for group discussion at the college level. Recommended for behavioral sciences video collections." MC Journal

Awards & Conference Screenings
First Place, National Conference on Family Relations
Bronze, Columbus International Film Festival
Merit, National Health Information Awards
American Psychiatric Association Media Program
American Psychological Association
Association of Academic Psychiatry
Southeast Psychiatric Association
National Social Science Association

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To rent or purchase this film, please visit the Icarus Films website