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Is there a difference between someone having ocd and just plain neurosis

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Dr. Paul Pancner
17 years experience Clinical Psychology
Neurotic??: Neorosis is an antique term that is no longer commonly used in the mental health field. It was eliminated in the dsm and was used to explain disorders ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
35 years experience Psychiatry
Severity: The distinction doesn't exist in the current diagnostic system, however the difference was based on the notion that neurotic disorders were ones that ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Different concepts: Generalized anxiety disorder (gad) is a symptom-defined category in the diagnostic and statistical manual that all mental health professionals use. I ... Read More
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Dr. Timothy Re
30 years experience Clinical Psychology
Somewhat alike: Neurosis is an older term which describes a broad spectrum of problems due to maladaptive defenses, poor coping and overwhelming demands. Generalized ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
I'm not sure : What you mean. Please explain how your anxiety impacts on your appearance? Consider going into therapy to reduce your anxiety and learn how to relax. ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Massey
12 years experience Clinical Psychology
Mood & Anxiety: It is often difficult, but also unnecessary, for professionals to distinguish between depression and anxiety (sometimes called neurosis). Both are bel ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Factitious DO: Neurosis is old term that is replaced by somatization do. Factitious do is one type of it.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No way to know: An educated person is more likely to seek the care of a psychiatrist who will diagnose neurosis. Severe neurosis may inhibit a person from achieving ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
27 years experience Psychiatry
Not much : Neurosis is a name that us not used any more.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Be a real friend: You are good to want to help someone in need. I'm not a psychiatrist / therapist, but phobias are often managed successful and return these unfortunat ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
56 years experience Psychiatry
Reality testing : Psychosis usually refers to where there is a break with reality no matter what the cause. Auditory or visual hallucinations are considered psychotic s ... Read More
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