Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) has recently been removed from the category of anxiety disorders in the DSM and is classified as a completely separate diagnostic category.
This change was due to several reasons:
- Characteristics different from other anxiety disorders
- The neurobiological differences
- Medications typically used to treat anxiety disorders can have little to no affect on OCD
In our discussion this week, describe your opinion on the placement of OCD in the DSM and address your findings and opinions related to each of these 4 areas of concern