Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

by Cathy Parkes November 06, 2020 Updated: December 29, 2021

For a patient with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Set time limits for compulsive behavior. The nurse should also help the patient identify the source of anxiety (which prompts the compulsive behavior) and provide medications (ex: SSRIs) as ordered.
For a patient with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD):

Set time limits for compulsive behavior.

The nurse should also help the patient identify the source of anxiety (which prompts the compulsive behavior) and provide medications (ex: SSRIs) as ordered.


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