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How can I learn to live with ocd?

How can I learn to live with ocd?

Find support & help: You may feel alone in this position, but you are not alone. Understanding the problem, how it happens, what can be done about it is key. Writing down your memory about it can give clues to solutions. Most obvious is getting counseling and probably psychiatric help including medication, if needed. Those you trust, friends or family can help as well. You can live better with it or even overcome it. ...Read more

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How would someone learn if they have ocd? What are signs? How is this viewed by the medical community? What different types of OCD exist and what isit

How would someone learn if they have ocd? What are signs? How is this viewed by the medical community? What different types of OCD exist and what isit

OCD: Ocd is a type of anxiety disorder where the person has unwanted and repetitive thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions). The compulsions may be carried out to get rid of the obsessive thoughts, but relief is only temporary. There are helpful treatments; psychiatrists and psychotherapists are the specialists to see. ...Read more

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Learning cbt and dbt techniques to combat OCD for a couple years. But I have increasingly severe skin-picking and the techniques aren't working! help?

Learning cbt and dbt techniques to combat OCD for a couple years.  But I have increasingly severe skin-picking and the techniques aren't working! help?

What works: Hi, first congratulations on sticking with your therapy and learning the techniques. Talk to your therapist, ask for help to get the techniques to work better for the skin picking. Also, are you on medication? Getting your meds right is very important. Talk to your psychiatrist. Keep trying. There is something that will help. Best wishes and good luck. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have ocd?

How do I know if I have ocd?

Ocd: Obsessive compulsive disorder involves unrealistic thoughts/ fear that the person may or may not realize is unreasonable ;/or repetitive behaviors. A psychiatric evaluation would be able to confirm if you do or do not have ocd. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have OCD?

How can I know if I have OCD?

A mental health: Professional needs to diagnose ocd. Symptoms may include a fear that something bad is going to happen if you don't, e.g., more a certain way, say certain words, count things, etc. Psychological and/or medical help can be effective. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How are OCD and add different?

How are OCD and add different?

OCD vs ADD: Ocd is an anxiety disorder while add is a problem with attention and concentration. ...Read more

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I have OCD how do I treat that?

I have OCD how do I treat that?

Research first!: To ensure you get the most effective treatment(s) available, 1st research ocd & learn all you can about it. 2nd, learn about what treatment(s) is/are effective. I suggest starting with the international ocd foundation (ocfoundation.Org). ...Read more

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What are the best meds for ocd?

What are the best  meds for ocd?

Antidepressants: Many of the antidepressants can be useful for OCD . Sometimes OCD can be caused by or can cause depression which is treated by the antidepressant, but it is unclear how much the antidepressant helps the underlying obsessions and compulsive behavior. Some form of behavioral therapy in addition to medication is ideal. ...Read more

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