Module 5 Discussion: OCD Podcast Reflection

Discussion: Living with OCD

STEP 1: Choose a real-life story of a person who is living with OCD either from this list of podcast episodes or from this list of written stories

Briefly summarize their story. How does their behavior fit the diagnostic criteria for OCD? What surprised you the most about their particular story? Could you relate to any of the parts of their story? Why or why not? At what point in their story was the turning point when their behavior became enough of a deviation from normal that it was indicative of them needing help?

STEP 2: Post your reply (in at least 250 words) in the discussion forum. Your response should include a clear stance on the issue with supporting evidence as to why you feel the way you do. Show that you can think critically on the topic by integrating your own thoughts, analysis, or experiences.

STEP 3: Respond in two separate posts to two classmates (in at least 75 words). Explicitly address their responses and try to extend, complicate, or redirect their points in a substantive, knowledge-demonstrating way.