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what would you do to decide if you have ocd or anxiety disorder?

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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Different symptoms: Anxiety is, by itself a feeling of apprehension from either known or unknown sources, and can vary in intensity, such as a mild level of anxiety when say, a doorbell rings unexpectedly to severe, like say when encountering a life threatening situation ocd often does have a component of anxiety about it, but ocd also is characterized by extreme needs for cleanliness, order, and checking, .
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Expert Help Matters!: See ur pcp 2rule out any physical problems. Then consult w/ psychiatrist or clinical psychologist specializing in ocd/anxiety. Expert can rule out other problems that may look like or go w/ ocd/anx. To get the right doc(s) & most effective treatment(s), research ocd/anxiety: learn all u can about them & how 2treat effectively. Find a wellspring of educational info here: http://www.Anxietybc.Org.

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