GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Psychology Applications of Psychology-Psychological Disorders: Conceptions of Mental Disorders Study Material (Page 9 of 24)

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) : Treatment of OCD


Treatment of OCD

Refer Therapeutic Approaches in topic list on the below mentioned therapies.

  • Psychoanalytic psychotherapy
  • Supportive psychotherapy
  • Stopping bad thoughts
  • Response prevention: Person is kept from performing an anxiety reducing ritual
  • Systematic desensitization
  • Role modeling
  • Drug treatment
  • ECT (Electroconvulsive…

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Neurasthenia: Symptoms and Causes of Neurasthenia


It is a chronic mental and physical fatigue characterized by aches and pains, found in 10 % of neurosis cases, found especially in frustrated homemakers.

Symptoms of Neurasthenia

  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Exhaustion
  • Sadness and depressed mood
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia
  • Ache
  • Pain
  • Selfishness
  • Anxiety
  • Neuralgia

Causes of Neurasthenia

  • Both overwork and less workload
  • Stress
  • Hereditary
  • Excessive sexual activity
  • Weak CNS
  • Sexual perversion
  • Will to escape painful situations
  • Mental disturbances
  • Introvert personality
  • Self-asserted inferiority
  • Social insecurity
  • Emotional tension
  • Faulty personality development
  • One contemporary opinion of neurasthenia is that it is actually dysautonomia, an “imbalance” of the autonomic nervous system.