A patient states, “My doctor says I have obsessive compulsive disorder. What does that mean?” Which response by the nurse is best?
1. “It means that you have experienced a major life stress and will need therapy to help you manage the symptoms.”
2. “You can expect to experience periods of high energy and anxiety, alternating with periods of feeling very low.”
3. “You may experience involuntary, intrusive thoughts, and feel compelled to respond with seemingly meaningless actions.”
4. “People with obsessive-compulsive disorder are very organized. This is a good disorder to have.
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