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Obsessive Possessive Disorder
I think i have possessive personality disorder, is that a thing? i mean i am so obsessive over some people or things sometimes that i cant think of anything besides them, and then i think its love, but its not, its just obsession, and i become too possess
Relationships..: Sounds like you're trying to figure out why you act the way you do in a relationship, which leaves you disappointed. If you think you could use some professional help or therapy, talk to your parents to see if they agree. If you prefer, talk to a school counselor or social worker to see if they think you might benefit from help being too "possessive" of some people. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Please help. I can't stop obsessive worry about getting a disease like MS. I analyze every symptom over research & worry myself sick. What do I do?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
I need help. I think I have an obsessive love disorder, love addiction or relationship addiction?
Unhealthy relations: If you find that you engage in relationships that are unhealthy - that is a problem. If that is the case, suggest that you arrange for a psychological evaluation with a doctoral level clinical psychologist. After assessment, an appropriate treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
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