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How does a person get treated for ocd?

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How does a person get treated for ocd?

Meds and CBT: A combined approach using behavioral therapy and medication has been shown to be most effective. Start with your pcp or consult a experienced mental health professional. The oc foundation website is a great place to start. ...Read more

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How does a person get treated for having ocd?

Dr. Timothy Re Dr. Re
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How does a person get treated for having ocd?

Meds and CBT: A combined approach using behavioral therapy and medication has been shown to be most effective. Start with your pcp or consult a experienced mental health professional. The oc foundation website is a great place to start. ...Read more

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How can I get my girlfriend to get help for her ocd?

How can I get my girlfriend to get help for her ocd?

Encourage her: Encourage her, gently, to seek consultation with a psychiatrist or psychologist. There are good therapies for OCD -- both medications that help this particular form of anxiety, and psychotherapy to help the obsessions & compulsions. You could offer to go with her to the first appointment if she's frightened. Speak from your own heart and loving concerns for her, and not from a blaming position. ...Read more

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Somehow i tend to get a feeling that my memory has gone down after having ocd. Does OCD bring down memory?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Somehow i tend to get a feeling that my memory has gone down after having ocd.
Does OCD bring down memory?

OCD: Possible, since it is an anxiety disorder. Also, effect of medications is another possibility over time. Consult your doc. ...Read more

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Do I have ocd? Or who do I go to to find it out? I was just woundering where to go to to get a diagnosis for ocd

Do I have ocd? Or who do I go to to find it out? I was just woundering where to go to to get a diagnosis for ocd

Professional Opinion: It can take years for someone diagnosed w/ ocd 2get appropriate treatment. So 1st get properly assessed. Then a) educate urself about what ocd is/isn't: & b) what form(s) ocd takes. (try http://bit.Ly/y0lvsh .) cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt) that specifically includes exposure & response prevention (erp) has proven very effective as have certain medications. For some, erp/cbt + meds indicated. ...Read more

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Is this ocd... Or something else? I am very obsessive i tend to think about one thing and one thing only. I plan things that arnt going to happen (if at all) like months before and i plan out every little detail also i get obsesive about things i want ( i

Is this ocd... Or something else? I am very obsessive i tend to think about one thing and one thing only.
I plan things that arnt going to happen (if at all) like months before and i plan out every little detail also i get obsesive about things i want ( i

A Personality Issue?: Obsessions r unwanted thoughts that get stuck in ur head & cause u 2feel anxious. They can rob ur life of fun & joy/create great anguish. In contrast, people w/ oc personality disorder don't tend 2see their obsessiveness as problem. They tend to a) be meticulous/rigid about how they do things: b) hold others 2 same standards; c) be critical micromanagers; & d) clash w/others over how things r done. ...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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Are there any meds that help you get over ocd?

Are there any meds that help you get over ocd?

SSRIs Anaframil : Only drug we had 4 a while was Imipramine pts went out of country 2 get anaframil then ssris came on market we use high doses of ssris sometimes with anaframil most--tegretol helps some pts. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can get over OCD thoughts by myself?

It is much easier: To work on ocd with a therapist. They will help you with tips (behavior modification or cognitive behavioral) or help you try to understand what unconscious issues may be behind the thoughts (more psychoanalytic therapies). ...Read more

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Can I get over my OCD by stopping doing the compulsions, or would that be impossible?

Can I get over my OCD by stopping doing the compulsions, or would that be impossible?

It will help: One of the key components of effective psychotherapy for OCD is reducing and ultimately eliminating the compulsive behaviors. The obsessive thoughts are reinforced each time you engage in the compulsive behavior and elimination of the compulsions certainly improves quality of life as they tend to be a big part of what makes OCD unmanageable. I highly recommend treatment to address both aspects. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get OCD as you get older or is that something people are born with?

Is it possible to get OCD as you get older or is that something people are born with?

Yes: OCD is defined by a cluster of symptoms that define it. There may be different origins, sometimes as a way of adapting to pressures of life and, in some cases, possible biological origins. In the latter case, the syndrome may appear in childhood, without specific triggers. It would be to your benefit to go to a trained psychologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Does OCD get better or worse with age? Drugs don't seem to work and I am tired of worrying about everything.

Does OCD get better or worse with age?  Drugs don't seem to work and I am tired of worrying about everything.

Skills vs pills: Age alone does not seem to make ocd better or worse. You say meds haven't helped. Have you tried therapy? Particularly cognitive and behavioral therapies are helpful. The key is to keep trying new techniques and ways of managing the symptoms, finding enough of the ones that work for you. There isn't a 1 size fits all, unfortunately. Many find erp (exposure/response prevention)treatment effective. ...Read more

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I have OCD and sometimes I get bad thoughts/insults about people around me and sometimes I actually call them by those insults. Is it OCD?

I have OCD and sometimes I get bad thoughts/insults about people around me and sometimes I actually call them by those insults. Is it OCD?

OCD Treatment: Racing thoughts is a form of OCD. It can be treated with various forms of neurofeedback, specifically tDCS.https://www.drdiane.com/conditions/anxiety/ocd-obsessive-compulsive-disorder/https://www.drdiane.com/treatments/by-condition/anxiety-treatments/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd-treatments/ ...Read more

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I have a problem about a word that I've heard and now I can't get it out of my head and it is affecting me. I have OCD. How can I forget about it?

I have a problem about a word that I've heard and now I can't get it out of my head and it is affecting me. I have OCD. How can I forget about it?

OCD: The short answer is, if you are on medication, to ask your doctor to adjust the dose or get you on new medication. Medications are prescribed differently for different people, and sometimes it takes some trials to find the right one. Also, you might try Cognitive Behavior Therapy and other behavioral therapies. ...Read more

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Is this OCD? If i get something in my head I have to do it. Eat something, do really anything. Even bad. Why is this? How can I stop these thoughts?

Is this OCD? If i get something in my head I have to do it. Eat something, do really anything. Even bad. Why is this? How can I stop these thoughts?

IF you have OCD: You need the help of a mental health professional to manage this. Please see one for proper diagnosis and treatment. There are strategies you can learn to help. If someone offers medication that is fine but please let a therapist hep also. We all have a touch of this but when it interferes w/function or comfort it needs treatment. Some clinical psychologists specialize in OCD. Peace. ...Read more

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Seriously?! AGAIN fine while busy, get home and BAM anxiety/OCD/noises start!!! HELP TELL ME WHY!! Please! Don't get it cause I LOVE just "me" time!

Seriously?! AGAIN fine while busy, get home and BAM anxiety/OCD/noises start!!! HELP TELL ME WHY!! Please! Don't get it cause I LOVE just "me" time!

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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I have OCD on cleaning is getting worst and i get a lot of anxiety and is causing me to be unhappy and push people away because of my OCD what can I do?

I have OCD on cleaning is getting worst and i get a lot of anxiety and is causing me to be unhappy and push people away because of my OCD what can I do?

See psychiatrist: There are good treatments for ocd, if you will work with a psychiatrist and psychologist. Many medications can help with both obsessions and compulsions. Also cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) is an excellent, well-researched, non-pharmaceutical treatment. During some of this therapy you many be anxious, but cbt is a path towards relief. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of ocd?

How can you get rid of ocd?

ERP: Exposure and response prevention (erp) is a well-established behavioral technique used to treat ocd. In an erp an individual is exposed to their fear and taught to avoid compulsing to reduce their discomfort. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for ocd?

How can I get treatment for ocd?

Behavior Therapy: Exposure and response prevention (erp) is a well-established behavioral technique used to treat ocd. In an erp an individual is exposed to their fear and taught to avoid compulsing to reduce their discomfort. This type of therapy needs to be conducted by a trained psychotherapist. Often medication is used in conjunction with cbt. ...Read more

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How to get rid of ocd? Please help!

How to get rid of ocd? Please help!

OCD: Ocd is a form of anxiety that needs to be understood so you can develop new ways of managing your tension. Try using the anti anxiety app and read articles on treating ocd on soundmindz.Org as these articles are updated weekly. Also consult with a mental health professional who specializes in treating ocd. Best wishes. ...Read more