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Causes Of Compulsive Eating
Possibly.: An eating disorder can cause gastritis if there is vomiting associated with it or if a person is not eating enough, compared to the amount of acid produced in the stomach for normal digestion. The symptoms of gastritis, which can include nausea and pain, can also be caused by overeating or hunger from not eating enough. You should discuss this with your doctor and be examined. ...Read more
I am a compulsive liar. I exaggerate everything. How can I stop? It just started after my dad died a year ago. What caused this change? Is it serious
Yes: Yes. This is serious. In my humble opinion, you are reacting badly to your father's death and this could last for years - with or without therapy. However - therapy is likely to shorten your destructive path. I'm so very sorry for your loss. You are not a bad person for reacting like this - most people have some sort of serious reaction to losing a parent. You are in my thoughts... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serotonin imbalance: Serotonin which is great brain juice to make u happy and keep u calm help u sleep also performs many other functions reserachers knew that OCD occurred with depression as part of brain called cingulate gyrus has serototin dysregulation. It can happen in unipolar and bipolar depression both it is like brain has hiccups unlikely thought come to mind called obsessions and actions followedcompulsions. ...Read more
A few ideas: Now, there seems to be a consensus that there is a biological, at least partially genetic, issue involving neurotransmitters. Part of the presentation appears to be similar across sufferers but individual differences in expression reflect one's other character traits and personality styles as well as culture and intellectual differences. Best! ...Read more
Likely Are Mulitiple: Via ocd-uk: "in spite of a range of theories & considerable research, scientists...Have not been able 2 identify a definitive cause 4 a person developing obsessive-compulsive disorder... However...It is believed that ocd is likely 2be the result of a combination of either neurobiological, genetic, behavioural, cognitive, or environmental...Triggers..." more here; http://bit.Ly/14igwa5. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Likely Many: Via ocd-uk: "in spite of a range of theories & considerable research, scientists...Have not been able 2 identify a definitive cause 4 a person developing obsessive-compulsive disorder... However...It is believed that ocd is likely 2be the result of a combination of either neurobiological, genetic, behavioural, cognitive, or environmental...Triggers..." more here; http://bit.Ly/14igwa5. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can someone lying for a long period of time to a child about who their biological father is cause the child to become a compulsive liar?
More complicated.: A child learns behaviors by example, and if adults in their lives often lie, they will model that. Adults often tell "white lies" to avoid an interaction, ie, "Tell them I'm taking an nap and can't talk." Thirdly, children often lie to avoid consequences, ie, why tell the truth if that leads to punsihment Also, it depends on whether the child is aware of the truth or falsehood of his parentage. ...Read more
Can a bad reaction to Abilify (aripiprazole) cause paranoid thinking and obsessive/compulsive type behavior? My issues started around the time I started Abilify (aripiprazole)
Only one way to know: It seems self-evident to me, but I guess not to others. Don't do this without your doctor's collaboration. Really knowing is a 2-step process. 1) Stop the Abilify (aripiprazole) & see if the bad stuff goes away. 2) If it does, restart Abilify (aripiprazole) & see if it comes back. Step 2 is important for drugs e.g. for diabetes, blood pressure, etc. For psych meds, step 2 is often not necessary or even desirable. ...Read more
That can be tricky: Tic disorder and OCD can co-exist and so the answer to this question requires a psychologist to evaluate you and help distinguish and determine what it is. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I use psychiatric treatment caused me increase in hours sleep up to 14 hours, which is a compulsive sleep I can not resist it. what is the solution?
Help please! what drugs are good for anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders that won't cause weight gain?
That's a tough one.: Bezodiazepines dont cause weight gain, work well but can be addicting so use cautiously. Hydroxyzine (vistaril) and Buspirone (buspar) are minimally effective & don't cause weight gain they deal mostly with anxiety & may help OCD some. The best meds long term are serotonergic or dual acting antidepressants (serotonergic/noradrenergic) for both anxiety and OCD but most can cause some weight gain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you explain if it's true that obsessive-compulsive disorder is a disorder caused by the brain blocking unwanted emotions?
OCD and suppression: People suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder are usually very frightened of experiencing their anxiety, or things that may create anxiety for them (such as dirt, contamination by germs, etc.). Suppression of anxiety is a way to control the situation, and to avoid the pain of the emotions that are so feared. There are many techniques available to help learn how to release emotions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ocd causes me to obsessively fear terrible things then makes me act compulsively to seek reassurance. These ideas show in my dreams. Is this usual?
I have bumps on the head of my penis. Can my thinking from obessive compulsive disorder cause bumps on the head of my penis?
That sounds powerful: A man's thoughts do not have the power to raise bumps on the head of his penis. Some rashes, such as hives from anxiety, may happen in relation to intense thoughts and emotions. A person sometimes may be in a heightened state of awareness, and be better able to see the bumps, but the bumps were probably already there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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