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How do you know if you actually have obsessive compulsive disorder?

How do you know if you actually have obsessive compulsive disorder?

Ask the professional: Make an appoitnment to see a mental health professional to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to know if I have obsessive compulsive disorder?

OCD: If you are having repetitive thoughts and behaviors that seem irrational to you, yet are unable to refrain from thinking or resist them, and they are interfering with your life, it warrants an evaluation by a mental health care professional. ...Read more

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I have obsessive compulsive disorder what should i do?

I have obsessive compulsive disorder what should i do?

OCD: Short answer, see your doctor. There are good medications on the market for OCD but they need a prescription. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have obsessive compulsive disorder?

How do I know if I have obsessive compulsive disorder?

Insight: The important thing about OCD is that you realize that the thoughts and behaviors don't make a lot of sense to others. For example, if you have obsessions of contamination and need to wash your hands, you realize that everyone else would see that as strange. The anxiety is just too uncomfortable to do nothing. Children don't need to have the insight to have ocd. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have obsessive compulsive disorder?

How can I tell if I have obsessive compulsive disorder?

How to check for OCD: A person can use a number of standardized scales and diagnostic screeners to cone down on if you have OCD or not. If you go on line and google OCD screening tools, you will find things like the yale brown obsessive compulsive checklist, or ybocs. With a little background, you can take this. Plan to discuss this with a trained mental health professional like a psychiatrist to be sure. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have obsessive compulsive disorder?

Is it possible that I have obsessive compulsive disorder?

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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How to tell for sure if I have obsessive-compulsive disorder?

How to tell for sure if I have obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Good Evaluation: A through history and physical exam are the cornerstones of diagnosing any condition. Start with one's primary care doctor who based upon their findings may refer to a psychiatrist or psychologist for further evaluation. Ocd is a clinical diagnosis and is based upon the presence of obsessions and compulsions. A qualified licensed mental health care provider would be the best source for diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to tell for sure if I have obsessive-compulsive disorder or not?

How to tell for sure if I have obsessive-compulsive disorder or not?

Proper diagnosis: Find a mental health provider and get a proper diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to tell for sure whether or not I have obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Get Expert 2 Diagnos: See pcp 2rule out any physical conditions. Then consult w/ psychiatrist or clinical psychologist specializing in ocd. Expert can help rule out other problems that may look like or accompany ocd. 2 ensure u get the right doc(s) & most effective treatment(s), research ocd & learn all u can about it. 2nd, learn effective treatments. Start w/the internat'l ocd foundation: httpl//www.Ocfoundation.Org. ...Read more

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I have obsessive compulsive disorder I think. So do I need to see someone?

I have obsessive compulsive disorder I think. So do I need to see someone?

Do you want help?: If obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) symptoms are bothering you enough to interfere with your life, then yes -- seeing someone would be wise. Your asking this question shows that this is on your mind. Why suffer longer than you need to, when helpful treatments are available? You can contact a psychiatrist, psychologist, or other therapist; they'll be glad to assist you. ...Read more