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October 11 @ 8:00 am - 12:45 pm



John C. Simoneaux, Ph.D.



Discuss controversies regarding the diagnosis of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Explain why Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is considered to be very different from other disorders in DSM-5 and why it is subject to reorganizing the diagnostic manual

Explain the diagnostic criteria for OCD, and discuss the implications of PANDA

Analyze theories about the etiology of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Compare and assess treatments recommended for OCD.



8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  –  Registration

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Overview of OCD – the history of the diagnosis, how it has changed over the years, etc.

Why is OCD controversial – is it simply a medical illness?

OCD across the age span

Outline of the differences between OCD and other mental disorders – the platypus of psychiatric diagnoses.

Overview of etiological theories that may serve to explain why OCD is an outlier.

Diagnostic criteria for obsessive-compulsive disorder and obsessive personality disorder

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Break

10:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Other disorders in the chapter – body dysmorphic disorder, hoarding disorder, trichotillomania, excoriation disorder, substance/medication-induced OCD.

OCD onset, course, associated features, genetic transmission, differential diagnosis, etc.

What is the evidence for treatment effectiveness?

Proposed treatment paradigms for obsessive-compulsive and related disorders

12:45 p.m. – Adjournment


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October 11
8:00 am - 12:45 pm


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Pineville, LA 71360 United States


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(318) 443-0845


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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
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