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Causes Of Ocd Disorder
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
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
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
M south indian male age-29.Cause of my hair turning white-inherited disorder or my too much repeated thinking on small and unwanted things(ocd)?
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
Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause intrusive thoughts? I am only on 1/2 ml (bc I am so sensitive) for panic disorder. Or can it cause ocd?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers