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severe ocd, constantly wash and scrub hands with a scourer, can't touch any potential public germ things. always using handgel after everything?needhelp

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
You need help.: By your description, you need to get professional help. I would start with a pcp or clinical psychologist and perhaps a psychiatrist. You seem to have a major issue that needs to be urgently addressed.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
OCD: Is anxiety disorder treated with psychotherapy, behavior modification &medications to ease the obsessive thoughts and reduce compulsive rituals. Some medications include pubic and anafranil (clomipramine). Consult psychiatrist

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