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A 20-year-old male asked:

I think i have hiv obsession or ocd. should i come to psychiatrist, psychologist or someone else. these thoughts are affecting my life so much?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Perhaps start with a psychiatrist, who could provide medications to stabilize current turmoil. Counseling will add to benefits. Would recommend meditation regularly, but also aerobic exercises. All of these together should assist significantly. This can be turned around.
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Dr. Patricia Allamon
Family Medicine 18 years experience
This is very common in your age group. I do recommend both a cognitive behavioral therapist and a psychiatrist to evaluate for therapeutic medications.
Apr 21, 2022
Last updated Apr 26, 2022

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