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Doctor insights on: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder And Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Please explain what are the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Please explain what are the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Symptom overview: Obsession = recurring unwanted obsessions/thoughts; Compulsion = recurring, ritualized actions an individual may feel compelled to perform (counting, checking behavior). Compulsive behavior is often not connected to obsessive thoughts. ADHD: Chronic inability to pay attention/sustain focus in multiple settings and impulsive, hyperactive behavior, inability to stay still or remain quiet. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Hyperactivity (Definition)

Hyperactivity is a term that describes a physical state in which a person is abnormally active. It may be caused by hormonal or emotional disorders, and may also be present in children ...Read more


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What is the differed between obsessive compulsive disorder and obsessive compulsive personality disoder?

What is the differed between obsessive compulsive disorder and obsessive compulsive personality disoder?

OCD: This is an anxiety do, with intrusive thoughts that cause apprehension/fear/worry, and repetitive behaviors aimed at reducing the anxiety. Examples are excess washing, cleaning, checking, hoarding,emotional/financial distress. OC Personality is pervasive pattern of preoccupation with details & rules & schedules, rigid, stubborn, hoards, perfectionism. ...Read more

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Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Form of Anxiety: Ocd is a type of anxiety disorder characterized by two types of symptoms. One of these is obessesional thoughts in which a person has constant thoughts (often negative) that are intrusive and paralyzing. The other symptom is compulsive actions, in which a person engages in repetitive or ritualistic behaviors to the point that it interferes with completing daily activities. ...Read more

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How can I treat obsessive-compulsive disorder?

How can I treat obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Therapy, medication: The most effective treatment for diagnosed obsessive-compulsive disorder is something called cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt). During cbt, a therapist can help you "train yourself" to deal with the anxiety and emotions that accompany the compulsions associated with the disorder. There are also medications that may help, but they will be less effective without therapy. ...Read more

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Obsessive compulsive disorder resistant to help?

Obsessive compulsive disorder resistant to help?

OCD seeking help: Persons with OCD can vary a bit in their willingness to get treatment, and the degree to which they seem to "want" to change. The most resistant sub-group of ocd'ers I have observed has been hoarders, who are often quite unwilling to change or get help, resisting all efforts to "contain" their compulsions. They experience intolerable anxiety when "deprived" of their collection. ...Read more

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How do you know if obsessive compulsive disorder?

Obssesive compulsive: Ocd is defined as a anxiety disorder with endless cycles of repeatative thoughts and bahaviour.Recurring thoghts and fears they can not control.Anxiety produced by these thoughts leads to perform certain rituals or routines.There is fear of jerms and diseases, or making mistakes etc.It can present with repeatative washing of hands or bathing or many other tasks.Person is aware but cannot stop. ...Read more

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Can you please define obsessive compulsive disorder?

Can you please define obsessive compulsive disorder?

A Bit of Info: A disorder characterized by obsessions ; compulsions. Obsessions =unwanted thoughts that get stuck in ur head. They can spook u ; trick u so that u come 2 believe the thoughts r real or that they mean something. They can also trick u into performing actions/rituals 2 chase away these thoughts ("compulsions"). See http://bit.Ly/ykpajd. Exposure ; response prevention = effective treatment. ...Read more

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How can I fight OCD (Obsessive–compulsive disorder)?

Please get the help: of a mental health professional. Psychotherapy and/or medication can be very helpful. See a book called "The boy who couldn't stop washing." Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Inattention (Definition)

Inattention is a clinical finding in which a person has decreased attention span. This can occur in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ...Read more


Distractibility (Definition)

A condition in which the attention of the mind is easily distracted by ...Read more