Doctor insights on:
I'm in constant fear that I have a terminal illness and docs just not finding it. Cognitive therapy doesn't seem to help. On meds for ocd. Advice?
Need more or change?: Sorry to hear of your trouble. All testings negative = reassuring. Ocd is a form of excessive anxiety and seemingly you have some form of that, and some so called irrational fear. Not sure what medicine you are on for ocd, but i would recommend discussing with doc about adjusting dosage and/or adding med to alleviate your symptoms. There are many medications available these days. Good luck. ...Read more
Ocd is characterized by the presence of obsessions/compulsions that are recognized as excessive/unreasonable and time consuming (> 1 hr/day). Obsessions are recurrent/persistent thoughts, impulses, or images. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that one feels driven to perform in response to an obsession. The compulsions are aimed at preventing or ...Read more
Pls suggest cognitive therapy exercises to practice at home. I have mild OCD . Cannot see a doc becos of socialstigma here in india. Pls help. Trapped?
Good books and...: This is not my greatest area of expertise but there are many online resources & good books like http://www.Cherrypedrick.Com/ocdworkbook/, http://www.Ocfoundation.Org/eo_selferp.Aspx & http://ocd.About.Com/od/treatment/a/relaxation_ocd.Htm homeopathy can be very helpful for treating ocd and seeing a good homeopath for your overall health should be without stigma. ...Read more
I have mild ocd. Don't wish to see the doc for fear of social stigma here in india. Pls suggest some cognitive behavioural therapy to practice at home?
Use your brain....: You can never get rid of a thought by resisting it. For example, if i tell you "you can think of whatever you want, but not an elephant" most people will way that the elephant remained. A few stated something like, "i thought of a pink flamingo". So once you know the receptive, intrusive thought, label it "that is my ocd", a medical issue in my brain, and actively focus on something else. ...Read more
CBT: Very good tool under experienced therapist's hands. ...Read more
Can obsessive compulsive disorder be treated with cognitive therapy or is medication use more common?
Both are common: Many people receive relief from ocd symptoms with medications and/or therapy. Discuss this with your doctor and select a treatment plan that's best for you. Both medications and cognitive behavior therapy are common treatments (separately and in combination) for obsessive-compulsive disorder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Okay- Lexapro helps my mood to manage OCD better cognitively.But it gives me more intrusive thoughts. Just started a month ago. Will this get better?
Yes: Ocd requires higher doses of antidepressants to treat and also requires a longer period of time before you see benefit. So, for depression, it typically takes about 1 month before you see an effect at the proper dose, but it can take up to 3 months for ocd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mind Your O's & C's: Ocd can boss u around & try 2 spook u. It can rob ur life of fun & joy & it can really take a toll on ur relationships. It causes some people great anguish & suffering. Make it ur mission to learn all about it -the various forms it takes & how exposure & response prevention (erp) treatment can help. Find trustworthy sources of info like ocfoundation.Org for self help try http://bit.Ly/12daeql. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Cognitive brain exercises for ocd
- Can zoloft 50 mg treat ocd?
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Pristiq for ocd
- Cognitive impairment
- Development of cognitive psychology as a discipline milestones
- Can hypothyroidism cause ocd?
- Talk to a psychologist online for free