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Is This Considered Minor Ocd To Just Twist And Twirl Hair
Ocd?: It can be a number of things, such as a mannerism, a habit, an expression of anxiety or stress or compulsive behavior. One thing to consider is whether this hair twirling is causing you any discomfort or whether it negatively affects your life or functioning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ocd is characterized by the presence of obsessions/compulsions that are recognized as excessive/unreasonable and time consuming (> 1 hr/day). Obsessions are recurrent/persistent thoughts, impulses, or images. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that one feels driven to perform in response to an obsession. The compulsions are aimed at preventing or ...Read more
I can't stop twirling / twisting my hair. My wife does not like this and is very annoyed. I feel like i can't control it tho. What can this be?
Hair twisting: Hair twisting and pulling are body focused repetitive disorders. http://tinyurl.com/nyghsla they may be associated with anxiety, boredom, and sometimes ocd -- but are treatable with behavioral therapies such as habit reversal and stimulus control. You'll need a therapist trained in these approaches -- many are listed at http://www.Trich.Org/ good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does it itch?: If your scalp itches, you may have seborrheic dermatitis (a dermatologist can tell you if you do, and give you treatment for it). Twirling hair is a habit, as you said -- not the worst habit in the world, but if bothers you, try cutting your hair short enough that you can't twirl it. ...Read more
Unlikely: If you twirl with no pressure on the hair root, then this is a harmless activity. Prolonged tension on the root of the hair has been known to inhibit hair growth in some people and repeated hair pulling can also do this. So twirl away but don't pull on the hair at its attachment. ...Read more
I am from south india and I am a 28 year old male.Does the turning of some of my hairs on my head into grey color has got something to do with my ocd?
Depends: Having ocd won't turn your hair grey, but u certainly could become obsessed with greying hair. If part of your ocd is hair pulling, this is a different question. Repeated plucking of hair from the same follicle can change the hair that follicle grows, including loss of pigmentation, which is what causes greying. In addition to anafrinil, are you in therapy? Exposure therapy works well for this. ...Read more
What's the diff between mania & ocd? My mom picks at her dog's fur-dog's hair is falling out now. Is that mania or ocd? Should i take the dog away?
Compulsion?: First off - a psychiatric diagnosis can't be made with this info. Mania is a state with markedly increased energy level & rapid thoughts. Obsessive compulsive disorder deals with compulsive behaviors that the person finds hard to control. If this is a compulsion- that could be a problem for the dog. I suggest talking to her about it before making decisions about what to do with the dog. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has been diagnosed with pdd, ocd, and adhd. I was going to cut his hair and noticed he has grey hair. Is this normal?
Premature Greying: Going gray, by itself, does not mean you have a medical problem, except in rare cases. Scientists don’t know exactly why some people go gray early, but genes play a large role. Also, a vitamin B-12 deficiency or problems with your pituitary or thyroid gland can cause premature graying that’s reversible if the problem is corrected. Recommend further eval by pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hair-Pulling Problem: Compulsive hair-pulling - trichotillomania- is a body-focused repetitive behavior (bfrb), like skin-picking & nail-biting."trich" arises in response to (a) emotions like anxiety, fear, boredom, excitement; & (b) detecting an irregularity on scalp. Hair-pulling can feel pleasurable & tends to relieve tension. It can feel frightening to imagine stopping! there are effective treatments. See trich.Org. ...Read more
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