Diagnosing and treating compulsive disorder (Proceedings)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD-DSM IV)
Obsession: "...persistent idea, thoughts, impulses, or images that are experienced as intrusive and inappropriate and that cause marked anxiety or distress".
Compulsion: "...repetitive behaviors (e.g. hand washing, ordering, checking) or mental acts (e.g. praying, counting, repeating words silently) the goal of which is to prevent or reduce anxiety or distress, not to provide pleasure or gratification".Does animal obsess? We do not know. Thus, we use the term compulsive disorder for animals.
Similarity in Characteristics
Categories of CDs
Compulsive Disorder in Cats
Compulsive Disorder in Dogs
Cause- prolonged, repeated frustration and stress