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Is there such thing as obsessive reading disorder

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
24 years experience Pediatrics
Never heard of it: I have never heard of ord, but i suppose like any other compulsion, if reading interferes with other healthy activities, it could be problematic. Of c ... Read More
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Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Semantics: We can be "obsessive" without having ocd. A key feature of OCD is that the person does not enjoy or want to engage in the thoughts and behaviors. So ... Read More
Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
No: There is no such thing as a DSM 5 disorder listed as obsessive reading disorder. People are known to read compulsively, but this is not a disorder. Pe ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes: . . . When the reading problem interferes with academic achievement or daily activities that require reading skills.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
See below:: There are 2 types: basic reading problems occur when there is difficulty understanding the relationship between sounds, letters and words. Reading com ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Talk to the boss: Talk to your supervisor. Perhaps accommodations can be made such as allowing a little extra time or affording you tasks that may not directly require ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Reading Disorder: There are many types of reading disorders. Dyslexia is a common one where letters can be reversed in the mind of the reader. Another one is an inabi ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Reading disorders: There are none that are very reliable, but some that are suggestive are: making letter or number reversals when writing (this can be normal if only te ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Liebler
28 years experience Critical Care
Not necessarily!: It all depends on what story you are reading. If i were to read a dense story i could perhaps understand the words, but not the comprehend the subj ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Stress & Reading: A reading disorder is categorically a specific deficit that would exist even without stress. However, high levels of stress interfere with concentrati ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
Aka Dyslexia Rx: Every person with a reading disorder requires a different strategy. Individual education plan should be created for each child with the condition.The ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
22 years experience Psychiatry
OCD: Please seek evaluation and treatmemt by a psychiatrist who is experienced in ocd management (medication and cbt for ocd). If you do have ocd, also see ... Read More
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