The Obsession (W5)
Catalogue Number: CTV552
Subject: Guidance, Health and Medicine
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2012
Running Time: 20
We all have nagging worries - did I turn off the stove? Did I lock the door? But for Canadians with obsessive-compulsive disorders, these thoughts get stuck, playing over and over in the mind like a broken record. And the only way to lower the volume is to perform rituals - behaviours such as constant checking, excessive washing or extreme hoarding to control the unwanted thoughts. Symptoms can be so severe that that some patients are unable to hold down jobs, go to school or even leave their homes.
The Strep Connection: W5CTV CTV655
W5 investigates possible links between common infection and psychiatric and neurological disorders...
Case Studies in Childhood Obsessive-Compulsive DisorderFilms Media Group 393894
Bridget, 15, cannot go near her own parents because she fears they are somehow "contaminated."...
Howie's Horrors: W5CTV CTV652
In our lengthy W5 interview, Howie Mandel opens up about an episode in his youth that his...