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A 35-year-old female asked:

I've ocd but never anxiety attacks. some days i feel very lightheaded for a short time. could it be a brain tumor? no other symptoms. blood work is ok

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Dr. Mary p Marshall
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Investigate.: Lightheadedness somedays is not diagnostic of anxiety or OCD. If your doctor cannot find a physical reason after examination and lab work, the start a journal of the time and day with a description of the symptoms. Look for any pattern to get ideas about any association that could lead to discover of a cause that then would begin to suggest solutions. Your doctor would have referred for a tumor.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Anxiety : Ruling out any physical problems, I would recommend a full psychiatric evaluation to determine what is bothering you based on your symptomology. Consider medication, as well as a referral to a reputable psychotherapist to help you with whatever bothers you.

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