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A 19-year-old female asked:

I experience compulsive behaviors, feeling anxious (worsened by: emotional stress) and i have irrational fears. what's wrong with me? what can i do?

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Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 21 years experience
See doctor: You need to start by seeing your doctor. You need to tell your doctor what is going on. You then need to have any medical issues ruled out and then address the mental health issues to determine the best treatment for you
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Compulsive: The symptoms you mention indicate the need to consult w/a mental health professional such as a clinical psychologist who works w/mood disorders. He/she will let you know what is going on and provide help. This situation is treatable. Peace and good health. Stress makes just about everything worse, very normal.

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