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Ocd And Intrusive Thoughts
Ocd is characterized by the presence of obsessions/compulsions that are recognized as excessive/unreasonable and time consuming (> 1 hr/day). Obsessions are recurrent/persistent thoughts, impulses, or images. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that one feels driven to perform in response to an obsession. The compulsions are aimed at preventing or ...Read more
Will taking wellbutrin with Lexapro help OCD and intrusive thoughts without making me gain weight?
Probably not: Wellbutrin will probably not make you gain weight -- but it's also unlikely to help with ocd and intrusive thoughts. Others like ssri's (like lexapro) are much better for ocd, and some are more weight-neutral (lexapro) than others. See a psychiatrist for an evaluation and discussion of options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but not longterm: Ativan, a benzodiazepine, can help with anxiety related behaviors and thoughts. However, it is not an ideal choice for long term use because one can develop tolerance for this group of drugs. Behavioral therapy is foundational for you to be able to het better with or without meds. Exercise can also be very helpful. Med choice may include an ssri. ...Read more
Ocd intrusive thoughts been on misses kid years now but he's not kid now so think I'm gay have thoughts all day on him I love woman should I try ERP?
ERP: Are these obsessive thoughts or are you confused about your sexuality and your relationships ? Exposure Response Prevention Therapy is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) that can be used to treat OCD. Suggest you see a psychiatrist or psychologist to get accurate diagnosis and then discuss the best treatment plan for you. ...Read more
I've been taking zyban off and on for week I was on Zoloft for anxiety and OCD intrusive thoughts my thoughts are back can I go back to zoloft ?
What is the best medicine and treatment for ocd, especially obsessive and intrusive thoughts? I have tried Prozac luvox and risperdal.
Also Try Non-Med Tx?: Exposure & response prevention= gold standard non-medication treatment 4 ocd. Read jane singer's article about how erp helped her 20-y-o son recover from ocd here: http://bit.Ly/z7dftt caution: erp is hard as it involves not giving in when ocd orders u 2do something. Requires letting urself experience rising anxiety 4 a while. Get ppl u're close 2 involved in ur treatment 2help u stay motivated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Zoloft helped with normal ocd, but caused intrusive unwanted thoughts after a month. What can I do now? Best anti-psy/ssri combo and no wt gain?!?
Intrusive thoughts: Intrusive thoughts are often part of ocd, so it's not clear whether zoloft "caused" them, or they were occurring from your ocd at the same time you were barely getting started with zoloft. All antidepressants require at lest 6-8 weeks' trial, and people often need higher doses of ssri's for ocd than for depression. Hoping you'll confer with your psychiatrist about this and not give up! ...Read more
I have OCD and dealing with really disturbing and intrusive thoughts. How can I cope or manage symptoms?
See answer: OCD is generally treated with therapy (interpersonal, CBT and/or exposure) and medication. Do see a mental health professional for a diagnostic evaluation and guidance. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ocd/basics/definition/con-20027827 I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I. Id like to know what's the best medication or best set of medications for people with disturbing, racing and intrusive OCD thoughts?
Glad you asked: I'll defer to the psychiatrists (i'm not one) for their answer. But i wanted to chip in... (1) finding the right medication for an individual patient is often a matter of trial and error; (2) ocd isn't being managed completely without some insight / behavioral therapy; (3) attention to things going on in your life that you or some intervention might improve may be worthwhile. Good luck. ...Read more
Okay- Lexapro helps my mood to manage OCD better cognitively.But it gives me more intrusive thoughts. Just started a month ago. Will this get better?
Yes: Ocd requires higher doses of antidepressants to treat and also requires a longer period of time before you see benefit. So, for depression, it typically takes about 1 month before you see an effect at the proper dose, but it can take up to 3 months for ocd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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