Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Facts About Various Disorders

For my own reference, and for the greater good of others researching the subject, I've decided to make some little fact lists about some Disorders. I've chosen OCD, Schizophrenia, and ADD/ADHD.


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

- People who suffer from OCD suffer from both Obsessions and Compulsions. 
- The Obsessions include: reoccurring, unwanted thoughts, or images. They are often disturbing and cause anxiety and disstress.
- Compulsions include: Repetitive acts that are in response to the Obsessions. They can be mental or physical, and are meant to prevent certain situations from happening.
- OCD Affects men and woman equally.
- People with OCD have different brain patterns compared to others with mental disorders or no disorder at all when looked with a PET (positron emission tomography).
- 2% of the US Population has OCD; one third of that was diagnosed in childhood.

- As devastating a disorder as Schizophrenia is, it is highly treatable. If more research were done on the disease, it could be cured by 2013.
- The leading theories for why Schizophrenia occurs are mainly that it is genetic, along with certain enviromental factors.
- Schizophrenia usually occurs between ages 15-25, and is generally slightly younger in development in women.
- Hardly anyone under the age of 10 or above the age of 40 is diagnosed with Schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia occurs in all races, genders, religion, or culture.
- At least 51 Million people worldwide suffer from Schizophrenia.

Attention Deficit Disorder

- Affects between 5 and 12 percent of children worldwide.
- Children with ADD/ADHD are not all alike, as there are different severances of the disorder (Mild, Moderate or Severe).
- Often occurs along with other disorders such as; Learning Disabilities, Tourette Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Substance Abuse, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Conduct Disorder.
- Affects more males than females.
- Depending on the person, ADD/ADHD may only last through childhood and they learn to cope with it, others suffer through it the rest of their lives.
- There are two distinct types of ADD/ADHD: Hyperactivity and Impulsive or Inattentiveness without Hyperactivity.

I plan on doing more of these when I decide it is needed. I decided to name my pet cockatiel Roc, as Alice suggested. She seems to be okay with the name, and I think it will fit her.


  1. Interesting. A cure in 2013, eh? Can't wait 'till then, let's just hope we'll all survive 2012 and whatever catastrophe was supposed to happen then. *snorts*

    lol, nice to hear that she doesn't hate the name at least!

  2. Ha! I'm sure we'll survive whatever 2012 will be, it can't be all that bad. I mean we survived 2000 no sweat.

    Yes, it seems to be the few things she does like which doesn't surprise me, lol!