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What can cause someone to have anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression?

What can cause someone to have anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression?

There are multiple: Factors which cause all mental illnesses. It is impossible to answer such a broad question with 400 characters. Be more specific. Does the person have one or all three diagnosis? ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Is a combination of 60mg of prozac and 150mg of wellbutrin xl effective for depression, anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorder?

Is a combination of 60mg of prozac and 150mg of wellbutrin xl effective for depression, anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorder?

For some people: This type of treatment has to be individualized for each person. Wellbutrin is good for depression but could make anxiety worse in some patients. Prozac is good for all three disorders in most people.. ...Read more

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Can major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder be cured?

Can major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder be cured?

All at once or: All at once, or one at a time? Those are 3 major disorders and there are many types of each of them. So the answer is yes, and no. It depends on which disorder and how much of a physiological component there is in each illness. You can not cure diabetes, but you can learn to control it. That is true of many psychological disorders as well. ...Read more

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Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?

Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?

Theoretically yes,: But unlikely. The symptom most likely, most common to these four is anxiety, so start there. Go to a clinician and answer a lot of questions about your history and symptoms. This will fine-tune your understanding of what's going on. Treatment follows from that... ...Read more

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What is also good for depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder beside Prozac (fluoxetine)?

What is also good for depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder beside Prozac (fluoxetine)?

How about talking?: How about talking to the right person about things that you don't feel good about? Do you know exactly why you don't feel well? Are you doing well in school? Do you like school & your friends? Anybody in your peer group you can lean on? How about home? Is that part of the problem or do you have a sib or parent you can share things? Can I ask someone from HealthTap to comment on your situation? ...Read more

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Can be prescribed cipralex 20mg with zoloft 200 mg together for depression and Obsessive compulsive disorder?

Can be prescribed cipralex 20mg with zoloft 200 mg together for depression and Obsessive compulsive disorder?

Both of these drugs: Are SSRI's and there is the increased potential for serious side effects. Potential for serotonin syndrome is quite high. Discuss this with your health care provider if it causes you concern. He/She has your whole health and mental health history and is weighing the risks and benefits of this therapy for you. ...Read more

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Whenever I see beautiful women I get depressed because my wife is ugly! Doctor gave me medicine for obsessive compulsive disorder is it right?

Whenever I see beautiful women I get depressed because my wife is ugly! Doctor gave me medicine for obsessive compulsive disorder is it right?

Hmmmm. . .: I agree with drs. Fowler & jacobson's responses. I'm wondering if your alcohol use might be blurring your vision in more ways than one. Hopefully you'll bring this up with your doctor, since it's essential info for your ongoing care. The other thing I wonder is: what does your wife see, when she looks at you? People can torment each other in all kinds of ways, but I wish you both good health. ...Read more

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If I can't go to school, is this because obsessive-compulsive disorder and major depressive disorder? I also take Prozac (fluoxetine) and Lorazepam.

If I can't go to school, is this because obsessive-compulsive disorder and major depressive disorder? I also take Prozac (fluoxetine) and Lorazepam.

NEED A THERAPIST: Hey Jan you seem to have a lot of concerns and have questions about your medications and school. Please contact your doctor and get more answers. You seem to be on the right track. ...Read more

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I am struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety attacks, please help?

I am struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety attacks, please help?

Assessment: Suggest seeing a good psychologist or a psychiatrist to assess and then to provide treatment recommendation. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be effective for both. Sometimes psychiatric medications are also indicated. Take care. ...Read more

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Will obsessive compulsive disorder and social anxiety be totally cured and disappear after stopping medication (faverin)?

Will obsessive compulsive disorder and social anxiety be totally cured and disappear after stopping medication (faverin)?

Not likely: Faverin and medications like it do not totally cure ocd or social anxiety. They help manage the symptoms, which may return after tapering off the drug. ...Read more

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Is there a medical cure for a person with obsessive compulsive disorder and if not what is the best medication? Triggers, anxiety, sleepless, always tired. Pracrastinater! Antisocial... I am 58 years old and in good health but wieght goes up and down. I t

Is there a medical cure for a person with obsessive compulsive disorder and if not what is the best medication? Triggers, anxiety, sleepless, always tired. Pracrastinater! Antisocial... I am 58 years old and in good health but wieght goes up and down. I t

No cure: OCD itself is not generally curable, but it can be managed with treatments - both a special variant of CBT therapy and a host of medication options are available. Careful assessment and accurate diagnosis are the foundations of good treatment outcomes. ...Read more

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I have obsessive–compulsive disorder and epilepsy, is there a way to know if I've got the asperger's?

I have obsessive–compulsive disorder and epilepsy, is there a way to know if I've got the asperger's?

Aspergers: On the aspie front try to find a good psychologist who can give you a good background and developmental interview as well as checklists which may determine one way or another. This is my take on asperger's http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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What are the differences between these disorders? - adhd - asperger's - obsessive/compulsive disorder how do you know you have one, some or each one?

What are the differences between these disorders? - adhd - asperger's - obsessive/compulsive disorder how do you know you have one, some or each one?

Neuropsychological &: Psychiatric evaluations are needed to determine if your symptoms fulfill criteria for these distinct but often co-morbid disorders. Difficulty understanding that others' opinions & desires can differ from your own underlies autistic behavior. Difficulty maintaining focus solely on salient information occurs in adhd. Repetitive, non-functional movements can be tics, compulsions, or stereotypies. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with obsessive–compulsive disorder. When I was a child I isolated myself and I prefered to play alone. Possible asperger's?

I've been diagnosed with obsessive–compulsive disorder. When I was a child I isolated myself and I prefered to play alone. Possible asperger's?

Possible: There are many ways OCD and aspergers can look alike. There can be overlap and yet they can be very different. Just because you were isolative as a child doesn't mean aspergets at 24. I would get a good evaluation and diagnostic work up. ...Read more

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How do you know you have asperger's instead of an obsessive compulsive disorder?

How do you know you have asperger's instead of an obsessive compulsive disorder?

Or both?: Asperger syndrome's has deficits in social skills because of an inability to understand that others can have a different belief, point of view or emotional reaction in a given situation than your own. Ocd is an anxiety disorder in which the person recognizes recurrent thoughts (obsessions) as not reality-based & feels compelled to repeat acts to get rid of them & reduce anxiety temporarily. ...Read more

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What are obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) and tourette syndrome?

What are obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) and tourette syndrome?

Somewhat alike: Both were thought to be closely related due to the anxiety and compulsions related to both but we are now rethinking this. Ocd usually more cognitive while tourette more motor but there's overlap. ...Read more

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How can I control my thoughts, and go study without doing anything else? I am diagnosed add and obsessive compulsive disorder.

How can I control my thoughts, and go study without doing anything else? I am diagnosed add and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Time to let your: Fear of failure take over. Write some notes and put them around your house about your fear of failure. And let yourself feel that fear intensely. Use that fear the block out your ocd fears and to motivate you to keep your focus on your studies. ...Read more

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How do people usually define obsessive compulsive disorder?

How do people usually define obsessive compulsive disorder?

An Anxiety Disorder: Obsessive compulsive disorder is considered an anxiety disorder in which a person experiences obsessions which are unwanted and repeated intrusive thoughts and then performs compulsions which are behaviors designed to release the anxiety driven by the obsessive thoughts. Most are aware that their thoughts are irrational, but cannot get them out if their mind. This can lead to impairment in life. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more