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How can I deal with my OCD and anxiety issues?

How can I deal with my OCD and anxiety issues?

Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Wellbutrin (bupropion) has always helped with my OCD and anxiety. It seems the opposite for others. Do you think my external factors really made symptoms better?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) has always helped with my OCD and anxiety. It seems the opposite for others. Do you think my external factors really made symptoms better?

Maybe.: Wellbutrin has caused anxiety in some depressed people but if it helps your ocd, continue to take it. There are other antidepressants well known to help ocd such as luvox, anafranil, zoloft, Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) , Lexapro but each individual is different. The poor concentration makes me think that you may have symptoms of attention deficit for which wellbutrin is indicated. ...Read more

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Antidepressants don't seem to agree with me for my OCD and Anxiety. Are there any other alternative options?

Antidepressants don't seem to agree with me for my OCD and Anxiety. Are there any other alternative options?

Anxiety & OCD: can be treated w/medication and/or behavioral approaches. A clinical psychologist is the appropriate professional to see for that. Try to find someone who specializes in mood disorders. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can my OCD and anxiety disorders be linked ot my hyperactivity as a kid?

Can my OCD and anxiety disorders be linked ot my hyperactivity as a kid?

Yes and no: The coexistence of other neurologic and or emotive disorders in add runs about 40%. Although it can occur in isolation, whatever triggers this variation in brain activity can and does often effect more than one area. ...Read more

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Yaz has exacerbated my OCD and anxiety but really improved my skin. I went to a psychiatrist recently and was prescribed Luvox. Will it help even though my emotional health is being affected by BC and not other circumstances?

Yaz has exacerbated my OCD and anxiety but really improved my skin. I went to a psychiatrist recently and was prescribed Luvox. Will it help even though my emotional health is being affected by BC and not other circumstances?

Worth a try!: However, other skin care options are available, so please discuss this with your GYN or Dermatologist. If Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is contributing/exacerbating your OCD , anxiety, I would not recommend you continue this because it has improved your skin. Several other contraceptive formulations also produce beneficial effects on skin. ...Read more

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Is touretes, ocd, odd and anxiety in a child....A brain developement issue?

Is touretes, ocd, odd and anxiety in a child....A brain developement issue?

Not that we know.: However, if asking whether it's genetic or not, there seems to be a genetic component to all of those disorders with odd (opositional defiant disorder) having no known link. Anxiety, especially panic disoder and agoraphobia, have a somewhat stronger link but not to the degree tourettes and OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) have. No brain "development issues" have been found in these disorders. ...Read more

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Is OCD a form of anxiety ?

Is OCD a form of anxiety ?

OCD: Is an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that cause apprehension/fear/worry, and repetitive behaviors in attempt to reduce tension & anxiety. Examples are excess washing, cleaning, checking, hoarding, etc. Symptoms are time-consuming & cause more distress. ...Read more

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Is OCD always the result of anxiety?

No: Obsessive though can cause people to feel anxious and certain studies have shown association between OCD and generalised anxiety disorder . http://patient.info/doctor/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-pro ...Read more

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Best anxiety/ocd medication i can get?

Varies: The best medications you can get are those that adequately control your symptoms. Treatment needs to be individualized to your needs. ...Read more

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What is natural relief from OCD/anxiety?

What is natural relief from OCD/anxiety?

EVAL: Get a psychiatric evaluation for OCD symptomology and severity, and possible medication management. Then get a referral to a reputable clinician who specializes in OCD. ...Read more

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