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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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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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How do I cure obsessive compulsive disorder aka ocd?

How do I cure obsessive compulsive disorder aka ocd?

OCD: Dear butterfly. To successfully treat obsessive compulsive disorder, one needs to address their thoughts. This requires counseling. Cognitive behavioral therapy is often effective. Psychiatric medications are sometimes needed as well. Take care. ...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 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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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 are the causes of obsessive compulsive disorder?

What are the causes of obsessive compulsive disorder?

Likely Are Mulitiple: Via ocd-uk: "in spite of a range of theories & considerable research, scientists...Have not been able 2 identify a definitive cause 4 a person developing obsessive-compulsive disorder... However...It is believed that ocd is likely 2be the result of a combination of either neurobiological, genetic, behavioural, cognitive, or environmental...Triggers..." more here; http://bit.Ly/14igwa5. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Is it possible to cure obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Manage : Ocd is disorder which can be well managed and have go into complete remission.However we dont usually talk about being cured because of its chronic phasic nature. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder bad?

Are the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder bad?

OCD Symptoms: The symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder range from very mild causing little to no impairment in a patient's life, to very severe where the patient is totally disabled and unable to perform even simple activities of daily living. Examples: counting rituals interfere with getting to work, spending 12 hours each day in the shower, fear of HIV contamination leaves a patient home bound. ...Read more

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I have obsessive compulsive disorder what should i do?

I have obsessive compulsive disorder what should i do?

OCD: Short answer, see your doctor. There are good medications on the market for OCD but they need a prescription. ...Read more

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Why is obsessive compulsive disorder oso common today?

Why is obsessive compulsive disorder oso common today?

OCD recognized more: Ocd was once dubbed the 'secret disorder' because sufferers instinctively "hide" it from others, suffering in isolation, feeling very abnormal. Prevalance may run from 2% to a surprising 4% of population, so literally we previously did not know its rate of occurrence, missing it a lot. Diagnosis better with some standardized screening tools and scales to help nail it down. Publicity adds notoriety. ...Read more

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Could obsessive compulsive disorder impair judgements?

Yes: Ocd will result in actions that could impair judgement due to repetitive behaviors. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have obsessive compulsive disorder?

How do I know if I have obsessive compulsive disorder?

Insight: The important thing about OCD is that you realize that the thoughts and behaviors don't make a lot of sense to others. For example, if you have obsessions of contamination and need to wash your hands, you realize that everyone else would see that as strange. The anxiety is just too uncomfortable to do nothing. Children don't need to have the insight to have ocd. ...Read more