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Doctor insights on: Obsessive Convulsive Disorder

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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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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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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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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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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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Is obsessive christmas disorder related to obsessive-compulsive disorder?

No such thing: There is no such thing as obsessive Christmas disorder mentioned in the DSM. That being said, there are people who take the Christmas spirit and go over the top with it, if you will, but this is not officially diagnosable. ...Read more

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What are obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) and tourette syndrome?

What are obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) and tourette syndrome?

Somewhat alike: Both were thought to be closely related due to the anxiety and compulsions related to both but we are now rethinking this. Ocd usually more cognitive while tourette more motor but there's overlap. ...Read more

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Are mental disorders like depression, bipolar, social anexity disorder inherited?

Are mental disorders like depression, bipolar, social anexity disorder inherited?

Yes: Many people have one or more parents with mental health disorders. Off spring may grow up with no mental health problems or they may develop the same or different disorders than their parents. ...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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Is schizoaffective disorder schizophrenia?

Is schizoaffective disorder schizophrenia?

No: By definition, there is a difference. Schizophrenia is characterized by psychosis which is when a person experiences hallucinations and/or delusions. A mood component is not part of such a clinical picture. Schizoaffective d/o is when a person has a major mood disorder and has also had periods of psychosis during times when they had no disturbance of their mood. There's bipolar & depressed types. ...Read more

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What is obessive compulsive disorder?

What is obessive compulsive disorder?

OCD : Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts or feelings (obsessions), and/or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions). ...Read more

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Is nocturnal enuresis an obsessive compulsion disorder?

Is nocturnal enuresis an obsessive compulsion disorder?

Not generally: In general this is unconscious behavior and not part of the OCD spectrum. ...Read more

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What is the differed between obsessive compulsive disorder and obsessive compulsive personality disoder?

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

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Is oppositional defiant disorder a psychiatric condition?

Is oppositional defiant disorder a psychiatric condition?

ODD: It is a behavioral disorder classified under the psychiatric diagnoses. ...Read more

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Is schizoaffective disorder a psychosis?

Is schizoaffective disorder a psychosis?

Schizoaffective: It belongs to the schizophrenia spectrum disorders & other psychotic disorders, according to our upcoming diagnostic manual for mental illnesses. ...Read more

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What distinguishes schizotypal personality disorder from schizoid personality disorder?

What distinguishes schizotypal personality disorder from schizoid personality disorder?

Different presentati: schizoid persons withdraw from others and isolate. Schizotypal persons act unusual. ...Read more

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Dissociation disorder vs schizophrenia?

Dissociation disorder vs schizophrenia?

Very different!: Schizophrenia is a chronic psychotic illness. Dissociative disorders is a very different type of escape from reality that rarely involves psychosis. Treatment is also very different. ...Read more

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Is paranoid personality disorder a true mental illness?

Is paranoid personality disorder a true mental illness?

Yes, it is: Yes, paranoid personality disorder is a real mental illness. In it, there's a fixed, pervasive, and relatively inflexible pattern of distrust and suspiciousness such that others' motives are interpreted as malevolent. It generally begins in teen years or early adulthood, and differs markedly from one's culture. It causes distress in important areas of functioning, like relationships or work. ...Read more

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Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder, what to do?

Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder, what to do?

Psychologist: Your need long term psychological counselling, behaviour modifications, group therapy. Please get help from a psycholigist. ...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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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Should i be concerned if my boyfriend has OCD (obsessive compulsion disorder)?

Is he in treatment?: Is he doing all he can to control the ocd? Does his behavior bother you? Only you can decide if it is something you should be concerned about. It is a difficult condition to overcome, but only you can decide if it interferes with your relationship with him. ...Read more

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Why do I obsess about my health? Every symptom becomes a major disease in my head.

Why do I obsess about my health? Every symptom becomes a major disease in my head.

Illness anxiety: It is possible you experience Illness Anxiety Disorder (formerly Hypochondria). While this name might sound stigmatizing, this anxiety disorder can be quite debilitating. Here's a quick screen: http://www.4degreez.com/misc/hypochondria_test.html If positive, consider consulting with a mental health professional about it. It can be treated! ...Read more

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Is nocturnal enuresis an obsessive compulsion disorder?

Not generally: In general this is unconscious behavior and not part of the OCD spectrum. ...Read more

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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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Is nocturnal enuresis a type of obsessive compulsion disorder?

Is nocturnal enuresis a type of obsessive compulsion disorder?

No: Nocturnal enuresis is not a purposeful behavior. It is not under the control of the person that has it. ...Read more

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How obsessive do I have to be in avoiding gluten for celiac disease?

How obsessive do I have to be in avoiding gluten for celiac disease?

Obsessive: For most cases. Pretty obsessive. Sometimes for mild or asymptomatic carriers you could get by with some now and then. ...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

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What are the symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorders?

What are the symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorders?

OCD: Ocd is an anxiety disorder characterized by repeated unwanted thoughts, feelings, ideas (obsessions) or behaviors make them feel driven to do something (compulsions), or both. The key is that they are unpleasant and intrusive thoughts and the compulsions are an attempt to relieve the anxiety. Ocd patients often know it is excessive. Theme(s) involved can be many things, including checking or germs. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes obsessive-compulsive disorders?

Please tell me what causes obsessive-compulsive disorders?

A few ideas: Now, there seems to be a consensus that there is a biological, at least partially genetic, issue involving neurotransmitters. Part of the presentation appears to be similar across sufferers but individual differences in expression reflect one's other character traits and personality styles as well as culture and intellectual differences. Best! ...Read more

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What can I do about obsessive compulsive personality disorder?

What can I do about obsessive compulsive personality disorder?

How Others See You: Ocpd (http://bit.Ly/11eonc1) makes people rigid, bossy. It robs life of joy & takes a toll on relationships. It can cause great anguish & frustration to its sufferers. Read up on ocpd -what it looks like to you and to others. Most effective treatment 4 ocpd = psychotherapy - incl insight-oriented therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt), acceptance & commitment therapy (act), etc. ...Read more

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What would you suggest I do to control obsessive compulsive personality disorder in myself?

What would you suggest I do to control obsessive compulsive personality disorder in myself?

1st, Back 2 Basics?: Like ocd, ocpd can rob life of joy, & take a toll on relationships. Both can cause great anguish & frustration 2 its sufferers. If u haven't done so be4, read up on ocpd & ocd - how they tic. Most effective treatments: a) 4 ocd = exposure & response prevention (http://bit.Ly/12d); b) 4 ocpd = (http://bit.Ly/11eonc1) - psychotherapy (including insight-oriented, cbt, acceptance & commitment therapy). ...Read more