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How to help my OCD?

How to help my OCD?

Get Free Thru ERP!: Exposure & response prevention= gold standard non-medication treatment 4 ocd. Read jane singer's article about how erp helped her 20-y-o son recover from ocd here: http://bit.Ly/z7dftt caution: erp is hard as it involves not giving in when ocd orders u 2do something. Requires letting urself experience rising anxiety 4 a while. Get ppl u're close 2 involved in ur treatment 2help u stay motivated! ...Read more

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What can help my OCD type condition?

What can help my OCD type condition?

Please clarify: Obsessive-compulsive disorder is often best handled by professional psychotherapy and/or medications. There is also another condition known as obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (this is actually what pop culture is referring to when using the expression "ocd"). It is treated by similar means, perhaps more often with psychotherapy than with medications. ...Read more

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What can I do or use to help my ocd?

Medication: Medication and cbt works best make sur see professional dont diagnose your self some conditions overlap ...Read more

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Please help me. Ocd is extremely severe. I m literally disabled. Not sure what to do. Might not live. Help.

Please help me.  Ocd is extremely severe.  I m literally disabled. Not sure what to do.  Might not live. Help.

Psychiatrist: You must be evaluated and treated by a psychiatrist but I don't advise a psychologist as he/she cannot prescribe medications. I sense some urgency in your plea for help and suggest you obtain psychiatric evaluation as soon as possible even if you have to go to the hospital emergency room where one can be contacted if you can't get an appointment as an outpatient soon. ...Read more

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Got adv to seek prof med help for ocd, but my ? Is what to do been unemployed for years and have no way to pay and the free help doesn't work? Im screwd

some options: Access to mental health care continues to be limited despite "parity" laws. Low-cost or free care (meds or therapy for ocd) may be available thru your county mental health department. Some educational institutions have closely-supervised trainees providing care at low/no cost. Finally, some clinical research programs offer "treatment as usual" as an option - see clinicaltrials.Gov. ...Read more

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How does topirmate help with ocd?

How does topirmate help with ocd?

How it may help: Recent clinical reports indicate that it may have mood stabilizing properties. Several cellular targets have been proposed to be relevant to the therapeutic activity of topiramate-- (1) voltage-gated sodium channels; (2) high-voltage-activated calcium channels; (3) GABA-A receptors; (4) AMPA/kainate receptors; and (5) carbonic anhydrase isoenzymes. It helps for seizures & OCD & other disorders ...Read more

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What tea does usually help with OCD?

What tea does usually help with OCD?

The 't' in Zoloft (sertraline): There is no proven help from any tea to decrease OCD symptoms. Medication does help, such as Zoloft Isertraline). That being said, one's mind can do many things. If a patient drinks a particular tea of his choice (whether it be Darjeeling, Earl Grey, or etc...) and that tea habit helps his OCD brain decrease other OCD thoughts or actions, then for that one patient, that particular tea does help. ...Read more

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does meditation help with OCD?, if so , how? please help me understand ,thanks

 
does meditation help with OCD?, if so , how? please help me understand ,thanks

Lower anxiety: Meditation can help clear your mind of jumbled thoughts, mental overload and decrease overall stress. Meditation is not specific for OCD, but has been shown to decrease general anxiety. ...Read more

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Do natural spirulina capsules work for ocd? I have no insurance and need help treating OCD naturaly.

Do natural spirulina capsules work for ocd? I have no insurance and need help treating OCD naturaly.

Spirulina/OCD? No: Spirulina is a rich source of nutrients -- it contains up to 70% protein, & has good b-complex vitamins, phycocyanin, chlorophyll, beta-carotene, vitamin e, and multiple minerals. Some reported (but not truly documented in research) benefits include improved digestion, strengthened immune system, and less fatigue. Ocd is not one of these, though. For low-cost treatment: http://www.Needymeds.Org/. ...Read more

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How does taking medicaction help in OCD patients?Will they produce some chemicals that stops unwanted or rational thoughts?

How does taking medicaction help in OCD patients?Will they produce some chemicals that stops unwanted or rational thoughts?

Also Try Non-Med Tx?: Exposure & response prevention= gold standard non-medication treatment 4 ocd. Read jane singer's article about how erp helped her 20-y-o son recover from ocd here: http://bit.Ly/z7dftt caution: erp is hard as it involves not giving in when ocd orders u 2do something. Requires letting urself experience rising anxiety 4a while. Get ppl u're close 2 involved in ur treatment 2help u stay motivated. ...Read more

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Does strattera (atomoxetine) help with ocd?

Does strattera (atomoxetine) help with ocd?

Strattera (atomoxetine): Helps focusing & impulsivity in ADHD, not anxiety of OCD. ...Read more

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Is it possible for Effexor (venlafaxine) to help with ocd?

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Is it possible for Effexor (venlafaxine) to help with ocd?

Effexor (venlafaxine): Yes it can be used, at an optimum dose, but be careful combining it with buzpar due to some elevation in the blood pressure. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Which vitamin or herb to help treat OCD symptoms is the very best?

Which vitamin or herb to help treat OCD symptoms is the very best?

Overall not: There is no good clijnical evidence that this or that herb/vitamin is good for treating ocd. One exception. ...Read more

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Is 10mg Lexapro (escitalopram) enough to help with OCD but small enough dose so you don't gain weight?

Is 10mg Lexapro (escitalopram) enough to help with OCD but small enough dose so you don't gain weight?

Need more: Lexapro (escitalopram) is less likely to be associated with weight gain than other ssri meds. However usually higher doses of Lexapro (escitalopram) are needed for optimal ocd benefits. ...Read more

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By doctor prescribed me cerefolin he said it helps for OCD, is that true? please explain why it would help. thanks

By doctor prescribed me cerefolin he said it helps for OCD, is that true? please explain why it would help. thanks

Maybe.: Vitamins in cerefolin, vitamin b12, folic acid are believed to be important in the production of the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. Especially the former. The police says, that's by providing more vitamin b12, it enhance its production of serotonin and that's help with OCD symptoms. It is worth a try. ...Read more

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Is nac safe daily to help treat ocd? I read they dose it around 2000mg to around 4800mg for the pill is that safe? (In use together with escitalopram)

Is nac safe daily to help treat ocd? I read they dose it around 2000mg to around 4800mg for the pill is that safe? (In use together with escitalopram)

Great Question: There has been some data for several years now suggesting N.A.C. as an alternative medicine for treatment-resistant OCD. As there are no formal guidelines on its use, it would be best to find a local psychiatrist who is experienced in OCD TX and especially one comfortable with N.A.C. Lexapro (escitalopram) generally plays well with other medicines, though it is always worth a double check. ...Read more

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Can i take efalex original brain formula with Zoloft (sertraline) and do you think it would help my ocd?

Can i take efalex original brain formula with Zoloft (sertraline) and do you think it would help my ocd?

Efalex : Efalex is a supplement containing a high dha formulation of fish (tuna) oil and evening primrose oil supplying gamma-linoleic acid (gla). This is actually a low epa product, and epa is the portion of fish oil especially needed in mood disorders like depression (common in those with ocd). Omega-3's have not been studied well in ocd, so we can't say if they help with this. ...Read more

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My dr gave me namenda (memantine) to lower glutamate levels, he said there were studies that show it can help for OCD, since glutamate causes excitement , can this med cause me emotional numbness,plz explain, ty?

My dr gave me namenda (memantine) to lower glutamate levels, he said there were studies that show it can help for OCD, since glutamate causes excitement , can this med cause me emotional numbness,plz explain, ty?

OFF LABEL USE: There is some anecdotal data on off label use for namenda (memantine) for treatment resistant ocd. Discuss with your doctor your concerns. Especially if you have failed multiple Meds. If you are not satisfied ,seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin and effexor (venlafaxine) go together to help GAD, OCD, and depression?

Can wellbutrin and effexor (venlafaxine) go together to help GAD, OCD, and depression?

Sure: This is a fairly standard cocktail for depressive and anxiety disorders. While I prefer the newer version called Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) (because you don't need to titrate the dose like Effexor XR) ... That's more a matter of physician preference, hope that helps! ...Read more

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Dr just raised my venlafaxine from 150 mg. To 225 mg. What should I expect and will it help with OCD and irritability, moodiness, depression?

Dr just raised my venlafaxine from 150 mg. To 225 mg. What should I expect and will it help with OCD and irritability, moodiness, depression?

Expect improvement.: It generally is more effective against depression and even OCD at 225 mg., but don't expect much help for moodiness or irritability at that dosage. ...Read more