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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ate dominoes, used mouthwash for extended period of time as an OCD compulsion of fear of aids, tasted blood after worried that there was HIV on food?
I take lustral(zoloft 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
Could be.: Ocd is characterized by having obsessions and compulsions, usually like the compulsion to count or to check locks many times before leaving the house. Someone with ocd understands the compulsion is not a rational response to the obsession, but can't help from enacting the compulsion. You recognize the irrationality of your fear, so maybe ocd. But my first thought was a possible eating disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have OCD for last 2 years. It mainly involves fear of contamination and washing. i really want to give it up as it is making life difficult.
OCD is the brain's: attempt to control the uncontrollable--which is pretty much the way it is in life. "The boy who couldn't stop washing" is a old but good book about this. A clinical psychologist who specializes in OCD is a good person to see. Your doc or psychiatrist may also offer an anti-depressant. I understand that you are not depressed but some help OCD. Peace and good health. ...Read more
My friend fears he has OCD and can't control "bad thoughts" that he keeps having. Thinking about these thoughts he knows are wrong gives him anxiety.
Therapy?: Has your friend yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as OCD, anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your friend's best day best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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