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She believes that smoking will stop her putting on weight and help her to cope with stress. Most of her friends smoke and she thinks that smoking helps her to fit in with the group of popular girls, whom she sees as fun-loving and cool.

Kerry has recently married and she and her partner would like to have a baby. She is keen to give up smoking. However, she has tried several times and finds that she experiences unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. She has started to despair and thinks that she will never succeed. Andy is in his first year at university. He is a shy young man who lacks confidence in himself and worries about meeting new people.

One biological therapy for OCD is chemotherapy. Two types of anti-depressant drug is used: SSRIs block serotonin receptors so that there can be a funnel effect, only a few key serotonin receptors get serotonin rather than all the receptors getting very little.

Tricyclics enhance mood and reduce pain by increasing the amount of available serotonin by blocking non serotonin receptors to prevent them mistakenly taking serotonin. These drugs reduce the symptoms of OCD. However, a negative of using anti-depressants are that they take up to 10 weeks to take effect depending on type and severity, this is a bad thing because the patient could give up easily after waiting weeks.

They could either take more anti-depressants or give up. They may think that taking more will work but it will prolong suffering. As soon as patients stop depending on the anti-depressants, they are highly likely to go back to their OCD tendencies, this is a criticism because the drugs only seem to treat the symptoms and not the cause. Therefore, this clearly suggests that chemotherapy may not be an appropriate therapy for OCD as a long term solution. There are appropriateness issues such as the fact that is highly unethical to prolong suffering over 10 weeks when the drugs may not even work on the patient.

This can cause more problems such as long term side effects nausea, mania. This will lead to their self-efficacy reducing. This is a bad thing because the patient would feel as if there will never be a cure, consequently making it much harder to overcome OCD.

It may make them depressed and make it harder to seek other forms of therapy. Therefore, chemotherapy may not be suitable for patients with different severity of OCD.

Another biological therapy for OCD is psychotherapy Moniz This is a last resort in the biological model, after years of chemotherapy and other therapies not being successful.

The idea is damaging the brain to save the mind. Because of this, the biggest problem is expectations after surgery. There is no reliability as there is a very small sample of around 20 surgeries performed a year for OCD sufferers. This is a bad thing because expectations after surgery vary and may impact whether it works in the long term.

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