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Pure O Ocd
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
I have pure-o OCD about involuntarily harming myself and others. How can I stop feeling like an insane, worthless, and evil person?
U deserve 2 get help: You deserve to have talking therapy which may include medication. This treatment approach has helped many young people such as yourself with similar issues. Treatment works . If these feeling are out of control you should tell your family, call 911 or go to a hospital. Getting treatment now will allow you to feel better in the future. ...Read more
I suffer from OCD and the Pure-O form of OCD. I recently was shopping in a store looking down when I looked up and saw this girls butt that I thought looked nice. When I looked up I realized she was like 12-13 and my anxiety flared up. I did a checking ri
Not directly: Obviously, having severe OCD symptoms can be discouraging or even depressing, but mood changes are not an inherent part of ocd. When depression sometimes coincides with OCD — and it does somewhat more than chance would suggest — it is diagnosed separately. On a related note, ssri antidepressants also can treat OCD symptoms, as they help anxiety disorders too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have Pure OCD and I spend a lot of time searching online for answers. Is that a form of a mental reassurance compulsion? It's time consuming.
Probably not: The o/c ratio is variable in each patient but usually there is some of each present in a patient. Whatever the ratio a combination of therapy and meds is best in producing benefits. ...Read more
I was just diagnosed with pure OCD/anxiety disorder, and I tend to have high anxiety in the morning when I wake up. Is this normal for my diagnosis?
I'm taking zoloft for Pure ocd. How long until I should know if I need to switch meds? I am on day 3 and anxiety is high, I know that's normal.
Zoloft: As dose adjusted as tolerated, average 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
Add non-pharm tx: Add in non-pharmacological treatment for more improvement. Consider: Cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program or Progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more
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