obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) nursing management

Nursing Interventions and Diagnoses for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Definition Characterized by persistent thought and urges to perform repeated acts or rituals, usually as a means of releasing tension or anxiety. The frequency and intensity of the ritualistic behaviors, such as handwashing, ordering, or checking, are time consuming (taking more than one hour per day) and cause marked distress, significant impairement, or interfere with […]