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Pure O Ocd
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
4 weeks on Lexapro 10mg for Anxiety/OCD (Pure 'O') then on 20mg past week. Still no effect, feelimg worse rather than better. Time to stop/change? Bromazepam perscribed as of last week on top, it isnt doing anything. Antidepressants dont work for me?
Time may tell: You may need a little more time before obsessive compulsive symptoms get better. The recent American Psychiatric Meeting in Atlanta this year had some experts reiterating a potential need to go past 20 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) for obsessive symptoms to abate although you may want a heart test if that is implemented, sertraline at higher doses may also be helpful for this obsessive constellation of symptoms! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diagnosed with OCD in 2012(pure-o). I've been having constant racing unrelated thoughts. I feel like i am nearing a breakdown, is this part of OCD?
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