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Suicidality in a 27-year-old Male with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Ross, Brittany M; Lee, Jessica D; Espiridion, Eduardo D.
Cureus ; 10(12): e3804, 2018 Dec 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30868018
This is a case report of a 27-year-old male with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety who presented to a community hospital with suicidality. OCD is a rare psychiatric disorder characterized by recurrent and intrusive thoughts or obsessions and/or repetitive behaviors aimed at alleviating these thoughts known as compulsions. Management of this condition includes comprehensive evaluation of comorbidities and suicidality along with pharmacotherapy and a specific form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) called exposure and response prevention (EX/RP or ERP). This unique case report highlights the necessity of a thorough and individualized approach to treatment for each patient in order to maximize the outcomes of care.