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| Published: November 27, 2021

Social Work Graduates Perception and Level of Knowledge About Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

K. Sathyamurthi

Associate Professor, Madras School of Social Work, Chennai-8 Google Scholar More about the auther

, Poonkodi. T

Assistant Professor, SMS college, Coimbatore. Google Scholar More about the auther


DOI: 10.25215/0904.090


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts, instructive thoughts or images that are distressing or disturbing (obsessions) and behaviours (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. OCD can start at any age, often begins in childhood, adolescence or early adulthood; the average age symptoms appear is 19 years old. The study is conducted to understand the adolescence and early hood who are undertaking social work as a subject, their knowledge and perception on OCD. Objectives: To identify the understanding and perception of OCD among students graduating in Social work and the need for awareness on OCD. Methods: A descriptive method is used for the study. The study participants are the students who are pursuing social work and data is collected using questionnaire as a tool. The collection of data is done in convenient sampling, non-Probability sampling technique. Conclusion: The awareness level on OCD among Students graduating in social work need to be high in order for them to sensitize it to public their understanding and perception of OCD may be one contributor to this issue, so awareness on OCD is one important step to receive appropriate care.

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ISSN 2349-3429


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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 4, October- December, 2021