Peter is a 21-year-old man referred for assessment after recently losing his job. Peter reports this was due to frequently being late to work due to repeatedly needing to check his electoral switches before leaving the house. Peter reports he fears if he does not check the switches in a specific order that his house will catch fire and he will die. Peter reports his obsessional thoughts and checking behaviours often means he cannot achieve what he needs to in the day.
A Discuss the aetiology of anxiety disorders and the specific risk factors that may have predisposed Peter to developing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)