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Dr. Grace Ho Dr. Ho
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How do you know if you actually have obsessive compulsive disorder?

Dr. Grace Ho Dr. Ho
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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 do you know if obsessive compulsive disorder?

Obssesive compulsive: Ocd is defined as a anxiety disorder with endless cycles of repeatative thoughts and bahaviour.Recurring thoghts and fears they can not control.Anxiety produced by these thoughts leads to perform certain rituals or routines.There is fear of jerms and diseases, or making mistakes etc.It can present with repeatative washing of hands or bathing or many other tasks.Person is aware but cannot stop. ...Read more

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How can you know if you have an obsessive compulsive disorder?

See below: Ocd is defined by the presence of recurring obessions (thoughts) & compulsions (behaviors) that are distressing to the person because of time consumed or effects of thoughts/acts. If you routine have thoughts and behaviors that feel "weird" or "odd" but you can't stop, then it's worth seeing a mental health professional for evaluation.. ...Read more

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How to know if I have "obsessive compulsion disorder"?

How to know if I have "obsessive compulsion 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 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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How do know if you have bipolar disorder?

How do know if you have bipolar disorder?

See a psychiatrist: Have an evaluation by a. Psychiatrist bring a relative or friend who knoews you well as an outside observer. ...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 do you know if you have an anxiety disorder?

How do you know if you have an anxiety disorder?

By the symptoms: Common psychological symptoms include nervousness, worry, feeling disconnected or like you are not in your body, and repetitive/obsessive thoughts. Common physical symptoms include shaking, sweating, feeling hot, feeling like your heart is racing, feeling short of breath, feeling like you may pass out or have a heart attack, nausea, feeling like you have to go to the bathroom, etc. ...Read more

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How do you know that you might have bipolar disorder?

How do you know that you might have bipolar disorder?

Bipolar: Bipolar I and bipolar II, In the first, manic phases are more severe, and in the second, depressive phases are more severe. There is also cyclothymia which is a low grade version of bipolar disorder in general, where mood swings are not as severe in either direction, manic or depressive. A psychiatrist will look for extreme swings of mood as part of formulating a diagnosis as opposed to testing. ...Read more

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How do you know you have asperger's instead of an obsessive compulsive disorder?

Or both?: Asperger syndrome's has deficits in social skills because of an inability to understand that others can have a different belief, point of view or emotional reaction in a given situation than your own. Ocd is an anxiety disorder in which the person recognizes recurrent thoughts (obsessions) as not reality-based & feels compelled to repeat acts to get rid of them & reduce anxiety temporarily. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have body dysmorphic disorder?

How do you know if you have body dysmorphic disorder?

Get good help: If you are having sx making you suspicious you should get an evaluation with an psychiatrist experienced with body dysmorphic disorder. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have attention deficit disorder?

How do you know if you have attention deficit disorder?

Poor concentration: Add is a condition recognized in childhood, if later poor attention becomes a concern, doctor needs to collect thorough history, including school performance. There several medications which found to be helpful for this problem, including Adderall and ritalin (methylphenidate). Anxiety commonly accompanies add and medication for add may help to have less anxiety. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have TMJ disorder?

How do you know if you have TMJ disorder?

Symptoms: From mayoclinic.Com: signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders may include: pain or tenderness of your jaw aching pain in and around your ear difficulty chewing or discomfort while chewing aching facial pain locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth. ...Read more

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How do I know if I might have antisocial personality disorder?

How do I know if I might have antisocial personality disorder?

Lack of empathy/guil: Little concern about rules or morality no empathy 4 people's feelings little remorse or guilt--watch dexter 4 extreme example. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have an eating disorder?

How do you know if you have an eating disorder?

Are you overly: self-critical about your weight, your body shape or size? Do you diet often? Use laxatives or diuretics to maintain weight. Are you significantly over or under weight. Eat until you feel over-full? Scared to eat? Eat in secret? Do you over-exercise? Make yourself vomit to handle your weight? If any of things apply - encourage medical and psychiatric evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have obsessive compulsion disorder?

I need help! How do I know if I have obsessive compulsion disorder?

Get real help: The only way you can know is if you get a professional assessment. If you are experiencing symptoms of OCD and it is having a negative impact on your life you should get help with it. There are therapists that can help. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have an obsessive compulsive disorder?

I need help! How do I know if I have an obsessive compulsive disorder?

Get evaluated: If you are asking, you must have concerns about yourself. What are you noticing? OVD has many forms. Most common are persistent worry about something that you ca t get off your mind, perfectionism so that you get lost in details and don't finish tasks, checking and rechecking things that,you fear you have forgotten and rituals based on fears such as repeated hand washing. See doc ...Read more

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How do you know if you have pica (an eating disorder)?

How do you know if you have pica (an eating disorder)?

Pica: Consuming substances of no nutritious value, such as soil (geophagia) or ice (pagophagia). ...Read more

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How do you know if someone has bipolar disorder?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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How do you know if someone has bipolar disorder?

Bipolar: Periods of agitation, grandiosity and lack of sleep, alternating with periods of sadness & lack of energy and appetite changes, basically highs & lows. ...Read more

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