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Doctor insights on: Obsessive Compulsice Disorder

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Is there such thing as obsessive reading disorder?

Is there such thing as obsessive reading disorder?

Semantics: We can be "obsessive" without having ocd. A key feature of OCD is that the person does not enjoy or want to engage in the thoughts and behaviors. Someone who has to stay up all night to finish a book usually does so because of the enjoyment of reading. If the person did so because of a fear that otherwise something really bad might happen, then that might be ocd. ...Read more

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What traits characterize an obsessive disorder?

What traits characterize an obsessive disorder?

Repetitive thoughts: Intrusive, usually unwanted, bothersome repetitive thoughts. They come in many favors and often lead to compulsions. Obsessions are the bothersome, intrusive recurring thoughts. Compulsions are behaviors that attempt to get relief from obsessions. It's important to remember that everyone has some obsessive traits. What makes it a disorder is when it impairs day-to-day life. Day-to-day life. ...Read more

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Help please! is being obsessive connected to a personality disorder?

Help please! is being obsessive connected to a personality disorder?

Ocpd: That depends on what kind of obsessive thoughts or compulsive rituals you are having that are bothering u the most. Refer to my response on definition of Obsessive Compulsive Personality. ...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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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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What is typical obsessive compulsive behaviour disorder?

What is typical obsessive compulsive behaviour disorder?

Obsessive Compulsive: The person would have obsessive ideas that go through his/her mind continuously, and have compulsions to do certain behaviors. The person cannot let go of the idea or focus effectively on anything else. Compulsive behaviors include things like washing hands over and over because of fear of contamination with germs; checking things like stoves or locking doors; also counting things endlessly. ...Read more

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Can anxiety disorder involve obsessive actions and thoughts and feelings?

Can anxiety disorder involve obsessive actions and thoughts and feelings?

CBT: It can. Obsessive compulsive disorder is actually one of the anxiety disorders. If that is a problem for you, consider seeing a psychologist for cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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What is the schizo-obsessive disorder? Is there a cure?

What is the schizo-obsessive disorder? Is there a cure?

No such thing: There is no such thing as schizo-obsessive disorder, as you put it. There is such a thing as schizoaffective disorder which is a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and there is also obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) which involves repeating unwanted thoughts and repeated acts or rituals based on those thoughts. Most often the emotional impetus behind OCD is fear and/or anger. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's obsessive-christmas disorder?

Can any doc tell me what's obsessive-christmas disorder?

Its a joke: Its obviously a play on obsessive compulsive disorder, a joke. Target used it in a holiday advertisement. There is no obsessive Christmas disorder. ...Read more

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I don't think I have an eating disorder, but I don't know why i'm so obsessive about my eating abits?

I don't think I have an eating disorder, but I don't know why i'm so obsessive about my eating abits?

Maybe you do: If you think you are "obsessive" with your eating habits - you may have a eating disorder. Don't get upset with the term, it is a common problem with young ladies. Do you obsesses over other aspects of your daily life? Are the obsessions interfering with your relationships, or your ability to cope with changes? If you answer yes to my questions, you should talk to a therapist. ...Read more