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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Ocd Disorder

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Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Can a trauma to the brain like a Brain Surgery or a severe concussion or whiplash cause OCD ?Obsessive Compulsive Disorder later in life?

Can a trauma to the brain like a Brain Surgery or a severe concussion or whiplash cause OCD ?Obsessive Compulsive Disorder later in life?

OCD: is an attempt to control the uncontrollable in life through repeated thoughts and behaviors. There are a combo of factors and some mystery as to its cause. These include genes and personal history. It is likely that the trauma you have been through contributes to your OCD more than the surgery itself. Please see your doc and then a clinical psychologist who specializes in anxiety disorders. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Constant feeling of brain fog or like everything is a dream Could this be caused by my anxiety and ocd disorder? I don't even drive it had got so bad

Constant feeling of brain fog or like everything is a dream Could this be caused by my anxiety and ocd disorder? I don't even drive it had got so bad

Brain fog MAY be: a side-effect of your medication. Please do not change your medication but do see your doc and tell him/her about it. Anxiety can also cause brain fog, often called depersonalization or derealization. Your docs can help you sort out what is going on in your case. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
46 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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I just read an article that says a study found stress causes diabetes. I am freaking out I have anxiety disorder and OCD is this true?

I just read an article that says a study found stress causes diabetes. I am freaking out I have anxiety disorder and OCD is this true?

A causal link has : not been proven, but there is an association in Hispanics & young adults, especially with comorbid anxiety & depressive disorders. Long-term, consistent Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is the mainstay of treatment for OCD, with adjunctive medications as needed. Discuss your treatment program with your psychiatrist & your psychologist for optimal control of symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Krishna Kumar Dr. Kumar
Psychiatry
51 years in practice
University of Delhi, Maulana Azad Medical College
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Can anxiety and panic disorder and ocd cause extreme physical and mental fatigue ?

Can anxiety and panic disorder and ocd cause extreme physical and mental fatigue ?

Fatigue, OCD, Panic: I feel empathy for your extreme physical and mental fatigue At age 19, problems and conflicts with parents, relationships with turmoil and separations, work and finances can cause Anxiety, panic, physical fatigue. OCD can cause mental fatigue. Relax by Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Yoga, and Meditation See a Psychiatrist for diagnosis, to cope with stressors in life, obsessions, Medication ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dr. Donald Hazlett Dr. Hazlett
Psychiatry
50 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Can emotional, physical, sexual and verbal abuse, control and threats during pregnancy cause such disorders as toutetts, ocd, odd, anxiety?

Can emotional, physical, sexual and verbal abuse, control and threats during pregnancy cause such disorders as toutetts, ocd, odd, anxiety?

Maybe not cause but: Certainly uncover or make worse any of those issues noted. Intervention should be done as soon as possible to protect the expectant mother & the unborn child. There is evidence to support the belief that children of mothers who have untreated psychiatric problems during pregnancy have babies who are at risk for behavior & mood disorders as children & adolescents or even later in life also. ...Read more

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Dr. Cyma Khalily Dr. Khalily
Psychiatry
31 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Can OCD and major depression disorder treated with Prozac (fluoxetine) and Lorazepam, cause halucinations?

Can OCD and major depression disorder treated with Prozac (fluoxetine) and Lorazepam, cause halucinations?

NOT USUALLY: Hallucinations are typically an indication of a psychotic process or maybe less serious if it happens upon falling asleep or waking up. OCD does not involve hallucinations as a symptom. Antidepressants do not typically cause hallucinations either. If the is some connection then the diagnosis may need to be reconsider like possibly bipolar disorder. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar Dr. Kumar
Psychiatry
51 years in practice
University of Delhi, Maulana Azad Medical College
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GAD/OCD/panic disorder (no depression).Been on 40Prozac for 2yrs.Caused extreme weight gain that cant be controlled with diet. Which meds Dont do this?

GAD/OCD/panic disorder (no depression).Been on 40Prozac for 2yrs.Caused extreme weight gain that cant be controlled with diet. Which meds Dont do this?

GAD, Panic, OCD: I feel empathy for what you have gone through. Without Depression, symptoms of GAD and Panic Disorder respond well to Medications-like Buspar, Ativan or Xanax. Intensive Therapy can be helped by OCD. •Feel Blessings of 3 Million Air Sacs in your lungs due to which you have Breath of Life every 4 seconds. •Feel Wonders of Creation in a National Park •Breathing and Music Relaxation •Visual Imagery ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can anxiety, depression and OCD cause a racing mind simular to bipolar disorder?

Can anxiety, depression and OCD cause a racing mind simular to bipolar disorder?

Sometimes.: Anxious ruminations & agitated depression can certainly present with racing thoughts. I can't think of any reason why ocd might not somtimes present similarly. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster Dr. Foster
Psychiatry
40 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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I had a red spot on my eyeball that went away this morning. I have OCD/panic disorder. I check my BP 200x's daily. Would 126/98 cause that? I'm scared

I had a red spot on my eyeball that went away this morning. I have OCD/panic disorder. I check my BP 200x's daily. Would 126/98 cause that? I'm scared

Unlikely: Try to calm down. Likely your fear is driven by heightened anxiety, which can also increase blood pressure. There is no proven connection between OCD/panic disorder and red spots on the eyeball. If red spot returns, see your pcp or ophthalmologist. Checking your BP 200x's a day suggests you would benefit from seeing a mental health professional. Ask your pcp for a referral. For general info: http://tinyurl.com/zswww3a ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein Dr. Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
23 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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What are the causes of obsessive compulsive disorder?

What are the causes of obsessive compulsive disorder?

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 more

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Dr. Timothy Re Dr. Re
Clinical Psychology
27 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What are the causes of obsessive compulsive disorder oc?

What are the causes of obsessive compulsive disorder oc?

Severe Anxiety: Causal factors have been debated for some without concensus. All however start with anxiety which has genetic and environmental components. Certain personality factors and stresses may make one more predisposed. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein Dr. Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
23 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Can you please list the common causes of obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Can you please list the common causes of obsessive-compulsive disorder?

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 more

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Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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What causes obsessive-compulsive disorder? Are people born with it?

What causes obsessive-compulsive disorder? Are people born with it?

Cause unknown: The cause of ocd isn't fully understood. It may be genetic but to date no gene has been identified.It does seem to run in families however. ...Read more

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Dr. Glen Elliott Dr. Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
39 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Daniel Sternberg Dr. Sternberg
Clinical Psychology
45 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Can you explain if it's true that obsessive-compulsive disorder is a disorder caused by the brain blocking unwanted emotions?

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 more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
Clinical Psychology
31 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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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. Imad Khreim Dr. Khreim
Psychiatry
35 years in practice
Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology
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Could obsessive compulsive disorder (not including hair loss because of pulling hair out) cause hair loss?

Could obsessive compulsive disorder (not including hair loss because of pulling hair out) cause hair loss?

Yes/NO: there is no link between OCD and hair loss. HOWEVER it is well established that hair loss is associated in some cases with increased stress level and OCD elevates baseline anxiety and stress. so indirectly untreated symptomatic OCD may be associated with increased baseline anxiety and hair loss ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What causes ocd?

What causes ocd?

Big question: The short answer is a combination of biopsychosocial factors that predispose, with environmental factors that may flip the switch into disorder. Some have wondered about infectious agents being one of these environmental stimuli. For more, see: http://www.Webmd.Com/anxiety-panic/guide/obsessive-compulsive-disorder. ...Read more

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