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Doctor insights on: Differential Diagnosis Aspergers Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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I have obsessive–compulsive disorder and epilepsy, is there a way to know if i've got the asperger's?

I have obsessive–compulsive disorder and epilepsy, is there a way to know if i've got the asperger's?

Aspergers: On the aspie front try to find a good psychologist who can give you a good background and developmental interview as well as checklists which may determine one way or another. This is my take on asperger's http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Differential Diagnosis (Definition)

Is a process of elimination, to look at several possibilities for diagnosing a probable illness, through process of elimination, to narrow those probabilities, so as a ...Read more


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How do you know you have asperger's instead of an obsessive compulsive disorder?

How do you know you have asperger's instead of an obsessive compulsive disorder?

Or both?: Asperger syndrome's has deficits in social skills because of an inability to understand that others can have a different belief, point of view or emotional reaction in a given situation than your own. Ocd is an anxiety disorder in which the person recognizes recurrent thoughts (obsessions) as not reality-based & feels compelled to repeat acts to get rid of them & reduce anxiety temporarily. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with obsessive–compulsive disorder. When I was a child I isolated myself and I prefered to play alone. Possible asperger's?

Possible: There are many ways OCD and aspergers can look alike. There can be overlap and yet they can be very different. Just because you were isolative as a child doesnt mean aspergets at 24. I would get a good evaluation and diagnostic work up. ...Read more

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What are the differences between these disorders? - adhd - asperger's - obsessive/compulsive disorder how do you know you have one, some or each one?

What are the differences between these disorders?
- adhd
- asperger's
- obsessive/compulsive disorder
how do you know you have one, some or each one?

Neuropsychological &: Psychiatric evaluations are needed to determine if your symptoms fulfill criteria for these distinct but often co-morbid disorders. Difficulty understanding that others' opinions & desires can differ from your own underlies autistic behavior. Difficulty maintaining focus solely on salient information occurs in adhd. Repetitive, non-functional movements can be tics, compulsions, or stereotypies. ...Read more

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Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Form of Anxiety: Ocd is a type of anxiety disorder characterized by two types of symptoms. One of these is obessesional thoughts in which a person has constant thoughts (often negative) that are intrusive and paralyzing. The other symptom is compulsive actions, in which a person engages in repetitive or ritualistic behaviors to the point that it interferes with completing daily activities. ...Read more

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How do I cure obsessive compulsive disorder aka ocd?

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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Where do I turn for obsessive compulsive disorder help?

Where do I turn for obsessive compulsive disorder help?

Where OCD gets help: I am a board certified psychiatrist, and would recommend that you seek a licensed clinical psychologist, who is a verifiable expert in cognitive-behavioral treatment of OCD symptoms. Treatment needs to be systematic and organized along certain lines. The right pscyh meds, however, can make the difference between failure and success in the change process; without meds, cbt has less lasting impact. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder?

See below: Ocd is defined by the presence of recurring obessions (thoughts) & compulsions (behaviors) that are distressing to the person because of time consumed or effects of thoughts/acts. Nearly all individuals label the thoughts and behaviors as "weird" or "odd, " even very young children; yet, they can't stop. Usually, the compulsion is an effort to get rid of the thought. Range of symptoms is wide. ...Read more

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How do I know if my child suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder?

How do I know if my child suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder?

MD is best source.: The diagnosis of OCD is made when a patient reports having obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors, or by observation of compulsive behaviors. Children are reluctant to reveal these symptoms due to fear of being labeled "crazy". Observe your child. If you see repetitive, ritualistic behaviors, with anxiety, isolation, or depression ask them gently to share their thoughts and fears. Seek help. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have an obsessive compulsive disorder?

I need help! How do I know if I have an obsessive compulsive disorder?

Get evaluated: If you are asking, you must have concerns about yourself. What are you noticing? OVD has many forms. Most common are persistent worry about something that you ca t get off your mind, perfectionism so that you get lost in details and don't finish tasks, checking and rechecking things that,you fear you have forgotten and rituals based on fears such as repeated hand washing. See doc ...Read more