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Obsessive Compulsive Hand Washing
My friend has been diagnosed with ADHD - inattentive subtype. He believes he may have OCD as well (compulsive hand washing,etc). Can they coexist?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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