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Doctor insights on: Pure O Ocd

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Can you tell me how i can overcome this pure o/ocd?

Can you tell me how i can overcome this pure o/ocd?

Obsessive Compulsive: Disorder usually responds to a mix of psychotropic medication (such as ssri's) ; talking treatment. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be especially helpful. If you are getting help - would recommend that. Take care. ...Read more

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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

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Can i tell me how i can stop pure OCD (harm-o)?

OCD: Start with cognitive behavioral therapy with a cbt trained therapist with experience in ocd. The therapist will tell you if you also need to be referred to a psychiatrist for medication management. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

OCD: related stress can be what you are dealing with or it cold be a thought disorder. Is you OCD being treated? Medication can be helpful but you need therapy by someone who specializes in OCD. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can pure OCD cause a lot of mood changes?

Can pure OCD cause a lot of mood changes?

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 more

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Does pure-c or OCD with only compulsions (no obsessions) exist?

Does pure-c or OCD with only compulsions (no obsessions) exist?

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

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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 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?

Yes, anxiety is part: of your situation and facing the day can evoke anxiety in many people. Stick w/a good therapist who is experienced in treating this. Please don't use medications only. Peace and good health. ...Read more