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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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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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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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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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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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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 doesnt mean aspergets at 24. I would get a good evaluation and diagnostic work up. ...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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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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more