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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Possibly: Ocd has two major components: intrusive and inappropriate thoughts (not worries about real-life problems), and repetitive behaviors aimed at preventin ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Coping methods: "delusions of grandeur" can be a way of coping with feelings of inadequacy in certain conditions. But a "delusion" is a fixed false belief not impact ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Anxiety v. psychosis: Ocd has two major components: intrusive and inappropriate thoughts (not worries about real-life problems), and repetitive behaviors aimed at preventin ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
OCD & schizophrenia: are two different disorders. Your anxiety may be what is prompting you to ask this question. The fact that you have not had any schizophrenic sympto ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Very different: Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and often disabling brain disorder with psychotic symptoms like hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Yes: All of the phenomena you list can be found in the DSM 5, published by the American Psychiatric Association as recognized diagnoses.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Saccomando
19 years experience in Psychiatry
Insight: Occasionally, the line can be blurry. However, basically, an obsession is a thought you know doesn't make sense and a delusion is a fixed false belie ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
CBT: It can. Obsessive compulsive disorder is actually one of the anxiety disorders. If that is a problem for you, consider seeing a psychologist for cogn ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Well...: Significant paranoia is found in paranoid personality disorder. Hallucinations may occur in a person with schizotypal personality disorder. When a pe ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Psychotic: Paranoia may make you distort reality in a delusional (fixed false belief) or psychotic kind of way. Depression may or may not be psychotic depending ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
38 years experience in Clinical Psychology
These are two big: questions. You might want to do your own research on each, as they are separate. Try psychologytoday.com. Try nimh.org. PSTY disorders are lar ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
44 years experience in Family Medicine
See MD ASAP : Appears that you are having significant problems with your moods and can be frightening. You need to seek help as soon as possible and find out what ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Good: Abilify (aripiprazole) is an excellent medication. However, as good as any medication is it must be matched with a persons medical condition, diagnos ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Lexapro (escitalopram): It is one of the SSRIs that can be used for anxiety, works well if tolerated.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience in Clinical Psychology
The major difference: Is that with social anxiety disorder, the person is uncomfortable with the fact that they have difficulty in social situations and want the overcome t ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
But not a part of BD: There really is nothing to keep a person from having elements of all sorts of things. You can have diabetes and arthritis, right? Some oc thinking may ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience in Psychiatry
These are old terms.: But, yes, depression can occur with or without psychotic symptoms. And neurotic depression referred to several things like less severe depression or ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Schiz.: Nope. Bipolar is a mood disorder. Schizophrenia is a thought disorder. Refer to my previous responses on these topics.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
19 years experience in psychiatry
Types: Schizophrenia is divided into types based on the symptoms that are most prominent such as paranoid, disorganized, undifferentiated catatonic and resid ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Sometimes.: Anxious ruminations & agitated depression can certainly present with racing thoughts. I can't think of any reason why ocd might not somtimes present ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristine Gerwell
40 years experience in Clinical Psychology
There is similarity: Research has found few differences between the kinds of symptoms that people with sad and apd have. Because of the similarities between sad and apd, p ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Schiz.?: Only if misdiagnosed earlier.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
NPD Not Related: Narcissistic personality disorder: http://psychology.About.Com/od/personalitydisorders/a/narcissisticpd.Htm psychotic depression: http://www.Webmd ... Read More

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