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M South Indian. My previous psychiatrist said it is difficult to cure ocd completely with tablets and therapy, only control it, I cannot loose hope right?

M South Indian. My previous psychiatrist said it is difficult to cure ocd completely with tablets and therapy, only control it, I cannot loose hope right?

Don't lose hope: I have patients who have marked improvement of their OCD symptoms with medication plus other forms of therapy. Their quality of life is significantly better. There is great reason to have hope. ...Read more

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Is there a cure of ocd?

Is there a cure of ocd?

No: But there is plenty of help. Ocd like many other disorders such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis and mood disorders can be treated successfully, but often require long term treatment so the disorder does not seriously impair a persons function and they can live a fairly normal life. The best care is counseling, desensitization and medication combined. A strong positive attitude helps also. ...Read more

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Would hypnotists be able to cure ocd?

Would hypnotists be able to cure ocd?

Hypnosis To Do ERP: Ocd can rob ur life of fun & joy & it can really take a toll on relationships. The more u listen 2ocd & believe what it tells u, the more powerful it becomes. Have u had exposure & response prevention (erp) therapy? This is the "gold standard" treatment. ..Can teach u how 2 say shhhh 2 ocd. Hypnosis might serve 2 prepare u for erp. Learn more via int'l ocd foundat'n http//www. Ocfoundation. Org. ...Read more

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I am having OCD from 4 years can it be cured?

I am having OCD from 4 years can it be cured?

Give tx a try & find: Out! . Cognitive behavior therapy can be very beneficial for this. Psychotropic medication are often indicated as well. With less severe ocd there might be complete resolution but often one aims for decrease in symptoms & improvement in quality of life. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of OCD? And how soon can it be cured?

What are the symptoms of OCD? And how soon can it be cured?

OCD: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions). Counseling, therapy and medication can all help with OCD. A Psychiatrist would be the best Dr. To see as they specialize in the anxiety disorders. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat / cure someone I care about with ocd?

Is there a way to treat / cure someone I care about with ocd?

Behavior therapy +: The best treatment for ocd is medication and behavior therapy together. ...Read more

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What is the cure for ocd?

What is the cure for ocd?

No, but can treat it: It can take years for someone diagnosed w/ ocd 2get appropriate treatment. So 1st get properly assessed. Then a) educate urself about what ocd is/isn't: &; b) what form (s) ocd takes. (try http://bit. Ly/y0lvsh.) cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt) that specifically includes exposure &response prevention (erp) has proven very effective as have certain medications. For some, erp/cbt + meds indicated ...Read more

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How can be OCD disease self-cured?

How can be OCD disease self-cured?

Before You Leap. ..: Before seeking out treatment, ensure that you get the most effective treatment (s) available! Consider first doing some serious research about ocd. Learn all you can about it. Also learn all you can about what treatment (s) is/are effective. This way you can know what best to look for ; what questions to ask. I suggest starting with the international ocd foundation (ocfoundation. Org). ...Read more

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Without help of any Psychiatrist or medication how can I cure my OCD?

OCD: First of all I would not use the word "cure" when dealing with any psychological problem. To answer your question - it is possible for people to reduce OCD symptoms so they do not significantly interfere in their life. There are some good resources on the internet to help you understand some basic principles and tools. Seek professional help if you can't resolve the problem by yourself. ...Read more

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Is there a vitamin for negative OCD thoughts or a natural way to cure?

Is there a vitamin for negative OCD thoughts or a natural way to cure?

OCD: There is no vitamin for OCD help but there are specific psychological treatments. Cognitive therapy from a clinical psychologist can be helpful. Be sure to select a therapist who specializes in OCD. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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M south Indian. My psychiatrist here told me it doesn't matter how much knowledge I have on OCD minimum 8 month medication is needed to cure it. Right?

M south Indian. My psychiatrist here told me it doesn't matter how much knowledge I have on OCD minimum 8 month medication is needed to cure it. Right?

No: Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a condition where the patient has obsessions (ruminative thoughts about death or contamination) or compulsions (ordering things, rituals). High dose SSRI medications are the treatment of choice, or the tricyclic drug clomipramine. Time to relief of symptoms is quite variable, there is no minimum. Often the patient will need to be on medication indefinitely. ...Read more

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Could pranayam cure anxiety disorders like OCD?

Could pranayam cure anxiety disorders like OCD?

You mean from yoga?: If this is what you mean, the breathing in yoga of various types can do many things. Some are relaxing, others activating. These techniques have been used by yogis to quiet the mind. I know, that breath work can reduce anxiety. I have not seen anything suggesting it as a cure, for OCD. Keep breathing but speak with your doctor as well. ...Read more

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How can I cure my ocd/mysophobia, whatever type of anxiety disorder I have?

How can I cure my ocd/mysophobia, whatever type of anxiety disorder I have?

Most avoid that word: It is most often described as successful treatment - not cure. And yes, those disorders can be successfully treated. Your expectations need to be aimed at realistic targets so that you'll be able to evaluate the benefits of your treatment. Talk with a psychotherapist to DX & plan a treatment approach that will be right for you. It may include drugs or not. Work together to be successful. ...Read more

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How do I cure obsessive compulsive disorder aka ocd?

OCD: Dear butterfly. To successfully treat obsessive compulsive disorder, one needs to address their thoughts. This requires counseling. Cognitive behavioral therapy is often effective. Psychiatric medications are sometimes needed as well. Take care. ...Read more

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Can sexual OCD be cured with medicines I have sex thoughts again and again & I start to masturbate will it cure or recur after medicine stopped?

Can sexual OCD be cured with medicines I have sex thoughts again and again & I start to masturbate will it cure or recur after medicine stopped?

Long term condition: Sex thoughts persist for the first 60 - 70 years, then gradually decline, but very rarely disappear completely. Marriage can sometimes help eliminate or control these thoughts. ...Read more

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Is OCD treatable via medication (faverin) temporarly? Or will it be totally cured after you stop it? Is it like ADHD medications? Instantly workin?

Is OCD treatable via medication (faverin) temporarly? Or will it be totally cured after you stop it? Is it like ADHD medications? Instantly workin?

No, not instantly: Faverin and other ssri's require at least 4-6 weeks -- and often longer -- for therapeutic effect with ocd. It can help manage but not cure symptoms. They may return after you taper off and stop the drug. Faverin does not work instantly. ...Read more

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder hasn't been cured after years of using SSRI (luvux)+Serequel+Valporic Acid, OCD becoming worse, what could be the issue?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder hasn't been cured after years of using SSRI (luvux)+Serequel+Valporic Acid, OCD becoming worse, what could be the issue?

See psychiatrist: Not everyone responds to the same medicines. There are a number of different treatments. Talk to your psychiatrist about alternative drugs ...Read more

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I have bipolar disorder, social anxiety, panic disorder, and ocd. Is there a cure that doesn't require tons of meds?

I have bipolar disorder, social anxiety, panic disorder, and ocd. Is there a cure that doesn't require tons of meds?

Probably: Bipolar disorder could account for social anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive thoughts, and compulsive behaviors so you do not necessarily have 4 separate disorders. Mood stabilization may help to allay the other syptoms. A mood stabilizer such as depakote, lithium, lamictal, trileptal, seroquel, or Abilify (aripiprazole) would be the place to start. Discuss this with your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for ocd? Mine is getting worse. It's now come down to distress in touching public door handles, gas hose at pumps- all public accesses

Is there a cure for ocd? Mine is getting worse. It's now come down to distress in touching public door handles, gas hose at pumps- all public accesses

GET THEE E.R.P.!: There is effective behavioral treatment for ocd. It's possible to gain control of ocd & learn to stop it from running your life! The "gold standard" treatment is behavioral: it's called exposure & response prevention. Find an ocd expert to help. See resources on the international ocd foundation website: www. Ocfoundation. Org. Meds can be big help too. ...Read more

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How long after medication from psychiatrist & psychologist session does OCD anxiety disorder muscle tension leave? Its been months &does cure/supress?

How long after medication from psychiatrist & psychologist session does OCD anxiety disorder muscle tension leave? Its been months &does cure/supress?

Time to review: If you've been in treatment for "months" and are still experiencing uncomfortable muscle tension, talk with your doctors about an adjustment in your treatment plan. If you're not already doing so, in addition to reviewing your meds/cognitive therapy, a targeted program of gentle stretching or other exercise may help reduce the tension that comes from "bracing" oneself against unspecified fear. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Is it possible to cure obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Manage: Ocd is disorder which can be well managed and have go into complete remission. However we don't usually talk about being cured because of its chronic phasic nature. ...Read more

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What is the complete cure for obsessive compulsive disorder?

Psychotherapy + Meds: Ocd responds very well to cognitive behavioral psychotherapy and certain types of medications. Try to have an evaluation with a psychiatrist or psychologist who specialize in anxiety disorders. If money is an issue, think about your local community mental health center. ...Read more

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What are the natural cures for obsessive compulsive disorder?

What are the natural cures for obsessive compulsive disorder?

Therapy: If when you say natural you mean without psychotropic medications, then psychotherapy is the way to go. Typically, the emotional impetus behind OCD is unresolved fear or anger, which gets explored in treatment by a clinician who specializes in OCD. ...Read more

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What are the causes of obsessive compulsive disorder, and has a cure for it been found?

What are the causes of obsessive compulsive disorder, and has a cure for it been found?

Effective treatment: No true cure has been found for ocd, but a number of treatments, both medication and cognitive therapies, have been shown to produce lasting benefits. Ocd can be so severe that it is one of the few mental disorders for which psychosurgery still is used at times too. Ocd tends to wax and wane over time, but a good treatment regimen should enable an individual to function quite well. ...Read more

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They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. What about obsessive-compulsive disorder?

They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. What about obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Healthy Lifestyle: Technically there is no specific way to guarantee that you will not have problems with ocd, although it is unlikely to start once a person is well into adulthood. However, in general your emotional health will receive the best benefit by paying attention to your overall health in all areas of life (physical, emotional, social, spiritual). A healthy lifestyle is your best bet for emotional health. ...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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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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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 completely overcame ocd 4 years ago, using cbt+meds. Meds stopped 6 mnths ago. Since then overcame 10-11 lapses. What is general risk of relapse?

Obsessive-Compulsive: I commend you for overcoming 10-11 OCD Relapses.
Breathe in sense of satisfaction in your achievements.
Let wise Person in you guide:
•Awareness of Perfectionism
•Preoccupation with details
•Preoccupation with specific order
•Preoccupation with cleanliness
•Determination to prevent relapse
Discuss with a Psychiatrist:
•Effect of OCD on your functioning
•Coping Skills for stress
•Therapy ...Read more