A 16-year-old male asked:
In ocd, person have washing habit , then as a sideeffects he will have fear of other urine does this fear also remain after the habit gone?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If not properly: treated, obsessive thoughts could remain even if a particular compulsive behavior was extinguished.
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Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Phobia: It is always important to keep in mind that a psychological symptom may be caused by an underlying physical disorder. A physical disorder should be ruled out before undertaking a psychological course of treatment. Psychologically, the cause is unique to the individual and benefits from exploration in psychotherapy with a clinical psychologist.
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Last updated May 7, 2017
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