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Ocd delusions

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Possibly: Ocd has two major components: intrusive and inappropriate thoughts (not worries about real-life problems), and repetitive behaviors aimed at preventin... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possibly: There isn't enough information to really know. However, a psychological assessment would be a good idea. Take care.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Delusions are a: Psychotic symptom. This is not a symptom of obsessive compulsive disorder but I am sure that this delusion does serve as a manner of coping.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Very different: Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and often disabling brain disorder with psychotic symptoms like hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Saccomando
Psychiatry 20 years experience
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Delusions: One explanation is excess Dopamine in your brain. Another is analytic theory where thoughts & feelings are projected & experienced as coming from the ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Liebler
Critical Care 29 years experience
Irrational beliefs: There are different types of delusions. The most common delusional themes are erotic (believing that one is loved by another), grandiose (believing t... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holtanswered
Family Medicine 28 years experience
I'll explain: Delusions are when you think something is happening and it's not. For instance you may think you're the president of the United States, but you're not... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Illusions are simple: perceptual distortions, seeing things that aren't there because of low lighting, atmospheric distortion, etc. Once light is shined on the cause, the... Read More

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