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A 19-year-old male asked:

Hi and thanks in advance. is excessive sleep, sleep attacks, grinding teeth, and itchy face and scalp caused by my ocd, depression and anxiety?

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Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Most likely: All the symptoms you are referring to are anxiety related, certainly the teeth grinding , unspecified dermatitis.. the sleep excess or sleep attacks would require further evaluation though questioning and history taking for them to be properly diagnosed. I recommend you to do a formal psychiatric consult.
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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Anxiety & Depression: are mood disorders, as is OCD. Please see a mental health professional. If medication is used, please also get psychotherapy from someone who specializes in mood disorders. Learning to manage such conditions will be very helpful. See www.relaxationresponse.org for a self-help procedure also. Peace and good health.
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Last updated Aug 13, 2018


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