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True people with ocd/fear of death and severs tress can manifest symptoms in the body? I'm 34 and think that all ailments are gonna result in cancer

True people with ocd/fear of death and severs tress can manifest symptoms in the body? I'm 34 and think that all ailments are gonna result in cancer

Yes: It is possible for ocd anxiety even without severe stress to cause physical symptoms sometimes referred to as a somatoform disorder in dsm-iv. I still have to complete my reading of dsm-v to find out call somatoform disorder has been divided up and reclassified. Just some fun holiday reading for my christmas vacation. Have a happy and blessed holiday season. ...Read more

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Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more


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How is ERP carried out for treatment of OCD (fear of certain chemical)? Is there any reliable website available for reference?

How is ERP carried out for treatment of OCD (fear of certain chemical)? Is there any reliable website available for reference?

If ERP is: referring to Exposure Response Prevention, this is a treatment for OCD wherein you are gently exposed to situations that may trigger OCD and the various rituals that folks use to ward of perceived danger (often vague or unknown dangers). The response or ritual is prevented with the help of a therapist and in time the behavior extinguishes, dies off. Don't know of a specific website. Peace. ...Read more

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Ocd and fears of catching stomach bugs. How can I relieve these fears?

Ocd and fears of catching stomach bugs. How can I relieve these fears?

Behavior Therapy: Bt and meds together are used to treat this. Fears of germs and or becoming sick are very common types of ocd. You start with deciding if your fears are causing undue distress or interfering in your life or effecting functioning. It can be a focus of treatment and be addressed by learning about ocd treatment. ...Read more

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If an OCD sufferer fears certain chemical, how will erp (exposure and response prevention) be carried out?

If an OCD sufferer fears certain chemical, how will erp (exposure and response prevention) be carried out?

2 Main Types: There are 2 main types of exposure therapy that good for this. In vivo therapy invovles creating a hierarchy and systematically exposing yourself to more anxiety producing thought s , situations and chemicals. Imaginal exposures are sometimes use when real life exposures would be impossible or too difficult. They both are efective if applied right. ...Read more

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Hello i have ocd and i fear germs but most i fear sperm i cant touch it. Every time i get on my hands, clothes i got to wash Them a lo of times help ?

Hello i have ocd and i fear germs but most i fear sperm i cant touch it. Every time i get on my hands, clothes i got to wash Them a lo of times help ?

Meds and therapy: Meds (usually antianxiety medications, but not always) combined with therapy with a clinician who specializes on OCD is the best combination to treat OCD, typically. This is the best treatment approach for OCD, but it does not guarantee a cure for it. ...Read more

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I take lustral(zoloft (sertraline) in us),stilizan(an antipsychotic)&tranko-buskas meds for my OCD about my fear of gettin somehow preg.Could they delay my period?

I take lustral(zoloft (sertraline) in us),stilizan(an antipsychotic)&tranko-buskas meds for my OCD about my fear of gettin somehow preg.Could they delay my period?

Prolactin increase: Antipsychotics can affect menstruation in particular if they inadvertently increase prolactin - which some of the first generations antipsychotics can. This can be detected via blood tests. Other symptoms may include breast fullness or discharge, headaches, and changes in vision - especially in the periphery. ...Read more

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Struggle with OCD thoughts and irrational fears, unable to believe what doctors tell me. Why do I question facts from doctors and experts?

Struggle with OCD thoughts and irrational fears, unable to believe what doctors tell me.  Why do I question facts from doctors and experts?

You may be: developing some paranoid thinking. It is important for you to get a good psychiatric workup as soon as possible. You may need medication. The fact that you know that your fears can be irrational is important. Left untreated you might not be able to differentiate between irrational fears and real ones. Please meet with a qualified psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I feel tired from inside . Iam sure i have OCD. I feel extreme fear every time i have exam . I always check things many times. My parents not serious.

I feel tired from inside . Iam sure i have OCD. I feel extreme fear every time i have exam . I always check things many times. My parents not serious.

Anxiety, OCD: I understand your unhappiness with your parents. “Checking things many times” can be a symptom of OCD. “Extreme fear every time I have exam” is due to pressure on yourself; or to please your parents. “Feeling tired from inside: indicates being overwhelmed and frustrated. Anxiety, Fear and OCD are treatable with good success. See Psychiatrist for diagnosis; Therapy, Medication; family Therapy ...Read more