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Doctor insights on: How To Help Someone With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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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

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Like to know if someone has obsessive compulsive disorder? Is there an app for that?

Like to know if someone has obsessive compulsive disorder?  Is there an app for that?

An App For That: There are a number of apps for the iphone to help determine if a person might suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder. The app : ybocs OCD test found in the apple app store is an excellent app when it comes to ocd. It is based upon the well known yale-brown obsessive compulsive scale. The 1st part of the program helps with diagnosis and the 2nd half is about gathering data to measure progress. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to overcome obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Can someone tell me how to overcome obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Get help: There is not a simple solution to overcoming ocd. Find a therapist who specializes in ocd and start working on overcoming the symptoms. You may want to consult with a psychiatrist about medication if the ocd is severe. Behavioral techniques can be helpful in combination with insight oriented work. Good luck, but it will take time, don't be discouraged. ...Read more

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What is obsessive-compulsive disorder?

What is obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Anxiety Disorder: Obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) is a psychiatric condition where patients experience anxiety related to obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are intrusive thoughts that produce anxiety, fear or worry. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors that are performed to reduce the associated anxiety. Most OCD sufferers recognize that their obsessions and compulsions are irrational. ...Read more

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What is obsessive compulsive disorder?

What is obsessive compulsive disorder?

Obsessive Compulsive: Obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) is an anxiety disorder characterized by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. The person has persistent thoughts and rituals that cause distress and get in the way of daily life. For more information: http://tinyurl.Com/5732fg. ...Read more

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How can I treat obsessive-compulsive disorder?

How can I treat obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Therapy, medication: The most effective treatment for diagnosed obsessive-compulsive disorder is something called cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt). During cbt, a therapist can help you "train yourself" to deal with the anxiety and emotions that accompany the compulsions associated with the disorder. There are also medications that may help, but they will be less effective without therapy. ...Read more

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Obsessive compulsive disorder resistant to help?

Obsessive compulsive disorder resistant to help?

OCD seeking help: Persons with OCD can vary a bit in their willingness to get treatment, and the degree to which they seem to "want" to change. The most resistant sub-group of ocd'ers I have observed has been hoarders, who are often quite unwilling to change or get help, resisting all efforts to "contain" their compulsions. They experience intolerable anxiety when "deprived" of their collection. ...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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What are signs of an obsessive compulsive disorder?

What are signs of 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. Nearly all individuals label the thoughts and behaviors as "weird" or "odd, " even very young children; yet, they can't stop. Usually, the compulsion is an effort to get rid of the thought. Range of symptoms is wide. ...Read more

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