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Obsessive Compulsory 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
What is the differed between obsessive compulsive disorder and obsessive compulsive personality disoder?
OCD: This is an anxiety do, with intrusive thoughts that cause apprehension/fear/worry, and repetitive behaviors aimed at reducing the anxiety. Examples are excess washing, cleaning, checking, hoarding,emotional/financial distress. OC Personality is pervasive pattern of preoccupation with details & rules & schedules, rigid, stubborn, hoards, perfectionism. ...Read more
Serotonin imbalance: Serotonin which is great brain juice to make u happy and keep u calm help u sleep also performs many other functions reserachers knew that OCD occurred with depression as part of brain called cingulate gyrus has serototin dysregulation. It can happen in unipolar and bipolar depression both it is like brain has hiccups unlikely thought come to mind called obsessions and actions followedcompulsions. ...Read more
Therapy and Meds: First a comprehensive mental health evaluation is suggested. After confirming the diagnosis of ocd, consider working with a psychologist and a physician "team". For psychotherapy: consider dr. Jeffrey schwartz's four step method outlined in the book "brainlock". Also consider an ssri medication. ...Read more
CBT, meds: First would be to get a good psych evaluation, if that hasn't happened already. Self-diagnosis can be faulty. Effective treatments for OCD include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) & behavioral approaches such as "exposure and response prevention". Medications also help OCD, especially the SSRI antidepressants. The most important thing is that OCD is treatable with help. Take care. ...Read more
OCD v. idiosyncrasy?: Ocd sufferers experience their symptoms as odd or shameful, and tend to hide them and their suffering. This can be quite different from character quirks, or idiosyncrasies that may not really involve obsession [ driven thoughts] or compulsions [driven, unwanted, behaviors]. Psychobabble is rampant everywhere, and care should be used in "labeling". "label" only to understand, empathize and help, . ...Read more
We don't know.: There has been some speculation about the fact that obsessive compulsive traits, ie the ability to be meticulous, the ability to check your work, have been so valued in this country that we have actually helped to increase it's presence in our society. ...Read more
Usually not: Eating disorders come in several forms, the most common being anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and obesity. Although some individuals with one of these disorders have obsessive behaviors, no evidence suggests that the latter is the cause for the eating problems. Anxiety and depression also are quite common in individuals with eating disorders, but again probably not related to the cause. ...Read more
Unsure of question: Ocd is a medical disorder, not a gene. Although there may be genetic factors involved, no single gene is apt to explain the disorder, and many non-genetic factors come into play as well. ...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
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