Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

by Expert Reviewer: Christopher Reist, MD, MBA; Expert Reviewer: Monique Kahn, Psy.D.; Instructor: Nicole Strickland, BA, BSN, RN, CPAN
Credentialed for: Nursing Professionals

$20.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a condition characterized by uncontrollable thoughts and repetitive behaviors and is associated with varying levels of functional impairment. Once thought rare, it is now recognized as one of the five most common causes of mental health disability worldwide. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), about 1.2% of the U.S. population age 18 or older has OCD in a given year (2017). 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 course is to educate clinicians in acute care facilities with tools to aid in the care of patients with OCD.

About the Course Author

Dr. Reist is an Associate Professor (with tenure) in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. He also serves as Assistant Dean in the College of Medicine and the Director of Medical Research for the Long Beach Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. Formerly, he served as Chief of Mental Health, overseeing full service mental health care delivery to over 40,000 enrollees at the Long Beach VA Healthcare System. For the past 12 years, he has served as Associate Director of the Southern California VA Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC), which is focused on improving long-term outcomes in chronic psychotic disorders through basic/clinical research and dissemination of evidence-based practices. Dr. Reist’s clinical interests include schizophrenia, impulsivity, PTSD, pharmacogenomics, and psychopharmacology. NARSAD, NIMH, and VA Medical Research have supported his research. He has served as principal investigator on over 25 clinical trials in areas including schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder and impulsivity. He is a member of professional societies, including the American Psychiatric Association, Pacific Rim Association for Clinical Pharmacogenetics, and the Society of Biological Psychiatry. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Psychiatric Association, has been recognized as an Exemplary Psychiatrist by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and is included in Best Doctors 2007-2010. He is the author of two books, Psychiatry and Psychiatric Drugs, which have been widely used by trainees for the past 15 years. He has over 50 scientific articles that have been published in high-impact journals, including Molecular Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry, and Nature Biotechnology. Lastly, he has extensive experience in psychiatric education that include organizing CME conferences and developing web content that provide information on psychiatric disorders and treatment. Christopher Reist, MD, MBA discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests with: Relevant Financial Relationship with Alkermes as Grant/Research Support.
Monique Kahn, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Spokane Mental Health in Washington, which included specialty rotations in behavioral medicine and time-limited psychotherapies. She is licensed as a psychologist in Maine, where she was in private practice for 14 years, providing services to adult clients with varied presenting issues, but with particular emphasis on the treatment of anxiety disorders, the relationship between psychosocial stress and illness, insomnia, and coping with chronic illness. She has taught in the undergraduate psychology program at Husson University in Maine. In addition, she has worked as a content writer and psychology subject matter expert for several major educational publishing firms. She joined Relias as a clinical content writer and subject matter expert in 2016. Monique Kahn, Psy.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

Nicole Strickland, BA, BSN, RN, CPAN has been a nurse for 8 years in the Raleigh-Durham area. She has cared for medical-surgical, stepdown, and ICU-level neurology and post-anesthesia care patients. She holds a BA in English from Temple University and worked as a medical editor for the National Board of Medical Examiners before returning to school to obtain a BSN from Duke University. She has devoted much of her nursing career to training nurses and nursing students as a Certified Peri-Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN). She now continues her passion for nursing research and education as an acute care SME writer for Relias.

Nicole Strickland, BA, BSN, RN, CPAN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Certificates provided by accrediting body (14 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.


  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-715518
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider # 50-290) This course awards 1.0 contact hours upon successful completion.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Ohio State Medical Board

    1.00HOURS

    State Medical Board of Ohio (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

    1.00HOURS

    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

    1.00HOURS

    Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CE240-60
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-07-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe pharmacological management of OCD, including adverse effects from medications; Identify assistive tools to diagnose OCD, as well as barriers to diagnosis; Identify nonpharmacological therapeutic treatment options and interventions for patients with OCD; Recognize the clinical features of OCD; Relate incidence and genetic factors to the risk of acquiring OCD; Summarize the roles of clinicians and support persons in the management of OCD
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Defining the Disorder
    Defining the Disorder
    Symptom Dimensions in OCD
    Course and Prognosis
    Differentiating OCD from OCPD
    Review
    Section 3: Incidence and Associating Factors
    Incidence
    Predisposition
    Review
    Section 4: Diagnosis
    Screening Tools
    Barriers to Diagnosis
    Review
    Section 5: Treatment
    Pharmacologic Treatment, Side Effects, and Considerations
    Review
    Surgical and Other Brain-Based Treatments
    Non-Pharmacologic Therapy
    Adjunctive Approaches to Treatment
    Review
    Section 6: The Role of Clinicians and Family
    Clinician Management
    Family Support Considerations
    Review
    Section 7: Clinical Vignettes
    Case Studies
    Section 8: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributor(s)
    Resources
    References
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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