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A 45-year-old member asked:

How to tell for sure whether or not i have obsessive-compulsive disorder?

1 doctor answer7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Get Expert 2 Diagnos: See pcp 2rule out any physical conditions. Then consult w/ psychiatrist or clinical psychologist specializing in ocd. Expert can help rule out other problems that may look like or accompany ocd. 2 ensure u get the right doc(s) & most effective treatment(s), research ocd & learn all u can about it. 2nd, learn effective treatments. Start w/the internat'l ocd foundation: httpl//www.Ocfoundation.Org.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if I have obsessive compulsive disorder?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Benson
Psychiatry 42 years experience
How to check for OCD: A person can use a number of standardized scales and diagnostic screeners to cone down on if you have OCD or not. If you go on line and google OCD screening tools, you will find things like the yale brown obsessive compulsive checklist, or ybocs. With a little background, you can take this. Plan to discuss this with a trained mental health professional like a psychiatrist to be sure.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can someone tell me how to overcome obsessive-compulsive disorder?

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Get help: There is not a simple solution to overcoming ocd. Find a therapist who specializes in ocd and start working on overcoming the symptoms. You may want to consult with a psychiatrist about medication if the ocd is severe. Behavioral techniques can be helpful in combination with insight oriented work. Good luck, but it will take time, don't be discouraged.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can i tell me how i can fight peripheral vision obsessive compulsive disorder?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Get professional: Help. You should engage a psychiatrist who is experienced with this disorder. You will need lifelong care for this which is not curable but is treatable.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about the most successful form of treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Combination Therapy.: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psychiatric medications may be needed. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night ; good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Don't isolate - spend time with friends and stay active.
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