Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - CMEZ240

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

by Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, MSN, RN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN
(4.5 / 24 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a common, disabling condition characterized by uncontrollable thoughts and disruptive behaviors. Once thought rare, it’s now recognized as one of the five most common causes of mental health disability worldwide. About 1.6% of the U.S. population age 18 or older (about 1% of all Americans) has OCD in a given year. This continuing education module will help you understand how to help patients and those around them cope with what can be a debilitating psychological disorder.


The goal of this continuing education program is to enhance nurses’, physicians’, and social workers’ ability to care for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Recognize the clinical features of OCD
  • Describe pharmacological management of OCD, including adverse effects from medications
  • Identify nonpharmacological therapeutic treatment options and interventions for patients with OCD

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including physicians, nurses, and social workers.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.ContinuingEducation.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 9/14/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/22/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/22/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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William W - Oldsmar, FL  ·  Nov 27, 2018
not well explained, in general
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Vanessa P - Murrieta, CA  ·  Aug 19, 2018
Improves understanding of the patient with OCD.
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STEVEN P - Omaha, NE  ·  Feb 15, 2016
Although I do not work in the mental health and am not a practitioner I found this course very interesting. We do work with patients who have neurocardiogenic syncope and in visiting with the physicians I work with I found it interesting that some of the meds used for treating that are also used for treating OCD
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Gino V - Miami, FL  ·  Jan 21, 2015
no comment, thank you
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Matt S - Clermont, FL  ·  Jan 19, 2015
full of facts and knowledge
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50