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

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How might you help someone with bipolar disorder?

How might you help someone with bipolar disorder?

See Below: Learn how to manage stress, how to become aware of symptoms, how to take care of yourself, learn good sleep hygiene; and most of all, work toward learning what triggered your initial episode. Having a "crisis card" -- with names of people to call, things to do, your supports will also be helpful. ...Read more

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How can someone with asperger's help someone with bpd overcome 'emptiness' and depression?

How can  someone with asperger's help someone with bpd overcome 'emptiness' and depression?

Be a friend.: Be supportive. Offer to engage in activities like going for a walk, swimming, talking, catching a movie etc. Remember that no matter how much you care you can't fill another's emptiness or cure their depression. This is where professional mental health care comes in. Take care. ...Read more

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What can cause someone to have anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression?

What can cause someone to have anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression?

There are multiple: factors which cause all mental illnesses. It is impossible to answer such a broad question with 400 characters. Be more specific. Does the person have one or all three diagnosis? ...Read more

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How to overcome obsessive-compulsive disorder?

How to overcome obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Meds; psychotherapy: Get a full psychiatric evaluation to assess for PTSD symptoms, and see if medications are warranted. Next, find a reputable psychotherapist nearby who specializes in PTSD. Generally speaking, meds and psychotherapy together are the best approach. ...Read more

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Can you please define obsessive compulsive disorder?

Can you please define obsessive compulsive disorder?

A Bit of Info: A disorder characterized by obsessions ; compulsions. Obsessions =unwanted thoughts that get stuck in ur head. They can spook u ; trick u so that u come 2 believe the thoughts r real or that they mean something. They can also trick u into performing actions/rituals 2 chase away these thoughts ("compulsions"). See http://bit.Ly/ykpajd. Exposure ; response prevention = effective treatment. ...Read more

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How can you cure obessive compulsive disorder when you have an anxiety of homophobia?

How can you cure obessive compulsive disorder when you have an anxiety of homophobia?

OCD & homophobia: Are not related except that they both involve irrational anxiety. Find a mental health professional who treats anxiety. ...Read more

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How can you deal with personality disorders?

How can you deal with personality disorders?

Long-term therapy: Generally, personality disorders are best treated with intensive, long-term psychotherapy with a skilled psychologist or psychiatrist. If you're in a social, work, or family relationship with someone who has a personality disorder, your situation is much different. Depending on intensity, you might consider seeking help yourself -- for education, and also because such relationships are painful. ...Read more

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How can I help friend with bdd (body dysmorphic disorder)?

How can I help friend with bdd (body dysmorphic disorder)?

Emotional support: Provide emotional support without over accommodation or enabling. Read the broken mirror by phillips as excellent resource. Support professional therapy. Be a friend and try to not let the disorder encroach on other spheres of life. ...Read more

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A natural urge to hurt someone. How can you help someone deal with compulsive behavior?

A natural urge to hurt someone. How can you help someone deal with compulsive behavior?

Urge to hurt peers: Very severe problem which must be treated by professional. Help can be successful. Do not be late in treatment. ...Read more

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How to deal with bipolar disorder?

How to deal with bipolar disorder?

Well...: Seek out an evaluation by a doctor have regular sleep habits, eat he, althy, avoid alcohol drugs, exercise regularly. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am developing ocd. (obsessive compulsive disorder)?

How to tell if I am developing ocd. (obsessive compulsive disorder)?

Observe: Ocd has symptoms which range from mild to completely incapacitating. If you are experiencing anxiety and behaviors which are distressing and starting to interfere with your life then get an evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I treat obessive compulsive disorder?

How can I treat obessive compulsive disorder?

ERP therapy: Exposure & response prevention (erp) for ocd works, but only if you work & stay committed to it w/ a therapist who will push you to stretch your limits but not so hard that it feels impossible, & will support you through setbacks & encourage you to keep on pushing your limits. If you keep working on it, little by little you will be successful. SSRI meds are sometimes a good adjunct to ERP. ...Read more

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How can I fight OCD (Obsessive–compulsive disorder)?

Please get the help: of a mental health professional. Psychotherapy and/or medication can be very helpful. See a book called "The boy who couldn't stop washing." Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can I do about obsessive compulsive personality disorder?

What can I do about obsessive compulsive personality disorder?

How Others See You: Ocpd (http://bit.Ly/11eonc1) makes people rigid, bossy. It robs life of joy & takes a toll on relationships. It can cause great anguish & frustration to its sufferers. Read up on ocpd -what it looks like to you and to others. Most effective treatment 4 ocpd = psychotherapy - incl insight-oriented therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt), acceptance & commitment therapy (act), etc. ...Read more

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How do you cope with an affective disorder?

How do you cope with an affective disorder?

SAD Therapy: Treatment for seasonal affective disorder may include light therapy, medications and psychotherapy. If you have bipolar disorder, your doctor will be careful when prescribing light therapy or an antidepressant. Both treatments can potentially trigger a manic episode. ...Read more

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Can you help me with this borderline personality disorder question?

Can you help me with this borderline personality disorder question?

What question?: I'm happy to help you with a question about borderling personality disorder -- but what do you want to know? ...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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I'm helping someone to cope with their bipolar mood disorder. What should I do?

I'm helping someone to cope with their bipolar mood disorder. What should I do?

Psychoeducation: There are a number of phenomenal resources available for individuals with loved ones suffering from bipolar disorder. I would suggest looking on amazon for resources: http://www.Amazon.Com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?Url=search-alias%3daps&field-keywords=bipolar+family aside from medication, look for resources involving cognitive-behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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How should a person with obessive compulsive disorder approach dieting rationally?

How should a person with obessive compulsive disorder approach dieting rationally?

Plan: From a psychological point of view its good to follow a prescribed plan because OCD can stress judgement. I would also allow some time off the plan.Maybe try 6days on and 1 day off in a week. ...Read more