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do i have ocd? or who do i go to to find it out? i was just woundering where to go to to get a diagnosis for ocd

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Dr. Brett Weinzapfel
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 30 years experience
You : You can read more about it on wikipedia. Formal diagnosis may be performed by a psychologist, psychiatrist, clinical social worker, or other licensed mental health professional. To be diagnosed with ocd, a person must have obsessions, compulsions, or both, according to the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (dsm).
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Professional Opinion: It can take years for someone diagnosed w/ ocd 2get appropriate treatment. So 1st get properly assessed. Then a) educate urself about what ocd is/isn't: & b) what form(s) ocd takes. (try http://bit.Ly/y0lvsh .) cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt) that specifically includes exposure & response prevention (erp) has proven very effective as have certain medications. For some, erp/cbt + meds indicated.

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