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I am struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety attacks, please help?

I am struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety attacks, please help?

Assessment: Suggest seeing a good psychologist or a psychiatrist to assess and then to provide treatment recommendation. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be effective for both. Sometimes psychiatric medications are also indicated. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Will obsessive compulsive disorder and social anxiety be totally cured and disappear after stopping medication (faverin)?

Will obsessive compulsive disorder and social anxiety  be totally cured and disappear after stopping medication (faverin)?

Not likely: Faverin and medications like it do not totally cure ocd or social anxiety. They help manage the symptoms, which may return after tapering off the drug. ...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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Can major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder be cured?

Can major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder be cured?

All at once or: All at once, or one at a time? Those are 3 major disorders and there are many types of each of them. So the answer is yes, and no. It depends on which disorder and how much of a physiological component there is in each illness. You can not cure diabetes, but you can learn to control it. That is true of many psychological disorders as well. ...Read more

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Is there a medical cure for a person with obsessive compulsive disorder and if not what is the best medication? Triggers, anxiety, sleepless, always tired. Pracrastinater! antisocial... I am 58 years old and in good health but wieght goes up and down. I t

Is there a medical cure for a person with obsessive compulsive disorder and if not what is the best medication? Triggers, anxiety, sleepless, always tired. Pracrastinater! antisocial... I am 58 years old and in good health but wieght goes up and down. I t

No cure: OCD itself is not generally curable, but it can be managed with treatments - both a special variant of CBT therapy and a host of medication options are available. Careful assessment and accurate diagnosis are the foundations of good treatment outcomes. ...Read more

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Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?

Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?

Theoretically yes,: but unlikely. The symptom most likely, most common to these four is anxiety, so start there. Go to a clinician and answer a lot of questions about your history and symptoms. This will fine-tune your understanding of what's going on. Treatment follows from that... ...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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What are the tests for obsessive compulsive disorder?

What are the tests for obsessive compulsive disorder?

Clinical Exam: As with many psychiatric disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (ocd) is diagnosed by a comprehensive clinical examination. A patient must meet criteria set forth in the diagnostic & statistic manual or the icd-9 diagnosis manual. Questionaires, such as the yale-brown obsessive compulsive scale (ybocs), can help diagnose OCD and monitor one's progress during treatment. ...Read more

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What are the tests for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

What are the tests for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Clinical Exam: As with many psychiatric disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (ocd) is diagnosed by a comprehensive clinical examination. A patient must meet criteria set forth in the diagnostic & statistic manual or the icd-9 manual. The primary symptoms are obsessions or compulsions that are not due to medical illness or drug use and they cause major distress or interfere with everyday life activities. ...Read more

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