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Obsessive Possessive Disorder
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?
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
Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder, what to do?
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
How effective is rational emotive behavior therapy for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?
Rational emotive: therapy is an early form of Cognitive Therapy or CT. Research shows Exposure+Response Prevention and CT work best. E+RP is a structured program of confronting the feared situation or thought without using the compulsive behavior to escape from it. CT challenges faulty thinking associated with OCD. Effective treatment with either approach takes a very skilled therapist. ...Read more
Emotional, dramatic: Histrionic personality disorder is a condition in which people act in overly emotional and dramatic ways that draws attention to themselves. Individuals with histrionic personality disorder are easily influenced by others, overly sensitive to criticism/disapproval, charming, energetic, easily frustrated, manipulative, seductive, erratic, and demanding. Talk therapy is the best treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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