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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 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 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Saccomando
19 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Schizoaffective disorder is similar to schizophrenia. In schizoaffective disorder, though, there are also times when there is mania and/or depression ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes, treatment helps: Yes, there are effective treatments for psychotic depression. For the most effective help, work with a psychiatrist who can fully evaluate all your s ... 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.
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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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
48 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Ocd will result in actions that could impair judgement due to repetitive behaviors.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Contrast: The 2 disorders are very different, although both someone dissociating and someone with schizophrenia may appear "far away" to a casual observer. One ... Read More
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 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Owen Scott
38 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Rational emotive: therapy is an early form of Cognitive Therapy or CT. Research shows Exposure+Response Prevention and CT work best. E+RP is a structured program of con ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience in Psychiatry
No : They are different in many ways catatonic typically has an earlier onset.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Many people have one or more parents with mental health disorders. Off spring may grow up with no mental health problems or they may develop the same ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
That is a lot going : On ; it doesn't sound like fun. Take on a little "can do" attitude. Encourage you to enlist the care of a good psychiatrist as well as a therapist/ ps ... Read More
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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 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Manic-depression is a descriptive term for bipolar disorder.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sternberg
48 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Personality disorder: That would be best to ask a doctor or psychiatrist who is prescribing haldol--a discussion of what the Haldol (haloperidol) is being used to treat wou ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
29 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes!: One of the established and common side effects of amantadine is compulsive behaviors but not ocd.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience in Psychiatry
Limbic vs motor: Ocd is an anxiety disorder characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Tourette syn ... Read More

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