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

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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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 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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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.

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.

Yes!: It likely increases your anxiety and in these cases I suggest my patients stop surfing the Internet. A firm of response prevention. ...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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Which ssri is the fastest in dealing with OCD and anxiety (social and a kind of test or performance anxiety)?

Which ssri is the fastest in dealing with OCD and anxiety (social and a kind of test or performance anxiety)?

SSRI's: In terms of generalized worry, certainly lexapro's data shows that it starts working in the first week. The same cannot be said of the other antidepressants in terms of generalized anxiety. If you need something quickly for performance anxiety then a brief benzodiazepine or the use of a beta blocker can be of help. Ocd takes up to 12 weeks for maximum benefit no matter which agent you use. ...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

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Recently, in tests, and school exams, I am having trouble thinking and remembering and I am very anxious. I have ocd-add. What is the problem? Any solution?

Recently, in tests, and school exams, I am having trouble thinking and remembering and I am very anxious. I have ocd-add. What is the problem? Any solution?

PERFORMANCE ANXIETY: It sounds like you are having performance anxiety. The best treatment for this is low dose Inderal (propranolol) as long as you are not asthmatic or diabetic.) it calms down the Adrenalin rush that you get before a test so that you can focus. It knocks out the jitters very well. It is used a lot for musicians who have performance anxiety prior to a concert. Ask your psychiatrist about it. It is non-addictive. ...Read more

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Are there any tests I could do if I have OCD and depression. Like vitamins and minerals.

Are there any tests I could do if I have OCD and depression. Like vitamins and minerals.

No: There are none that I am aware of. Perhaps one of my colleagues will have experience with some other ideas regarding this. 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 isn't doing anything. Antidepressants don't 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 isn't doing anything. Antidepressants don't 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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Being diagnosed bipolar ADHD and In the past OCD I recently heard about "pure o", what can I tell my psychiatrist regarding this for better diagnosis?

Being diagnosed bipolar ADHD and In the past OCD I recently heard about "pure o", what can I tell my psychiatrist regarding this for better diagnosis?

Why not advise him: Or her that you've read some articles on the matter and ask to review the symptoms or concepts that you learned about. Have you read "Pure Obsessions: a Variant of OCD". REF: https://www. Psychologytoday. Com/blog/fighting-fear/201207/pure-obsessions-variant-ocd ...Read more

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Hi, I am 31 yrs f, not married yet, I have ocd, dr took sample for prolactin level, why he is taking prolactin test for ocd?

Hi, I am 31 yrs f, not married yet, I have ocd, dr took sample for prolactin level, why he is taking prolactin test for ocd?

Doctor should tell: However, there are old studies that reported basal prolactin levels were influenced by a history of chronic tic disorder and by the duration and severity of obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Check with your doctor to determine the reason and the results. Best regards. ...Read more

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I was just prescribed zoloft (sertraline) for Pure OCD, and panic disorder. Any wise words of advice?

I was just prescribed zoloft (sertraline) for Pure OCD, and panic disorder. Any wise words of advice?

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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My skin prick test had no reaction to wheat. However, I believe that gluten is the cause of my anxiety, OCD n gastro (self elim. Test). Who do I see?

My skin prick test had no reaction to wheat. However, I believe that gluten is the cause of my anxiety, OCD n gastro (self elim. Test). Who do I see?

Prick test: A skin test is not going to show the kind of food sensitivity to gluten that it sounds like you're talking about. Those responses are longer term (several days) than skin tests. You could try eliminating gluten from your diet on your own and see if this changes your anxiety symptoms any. You can also see a holistic or integrative medicine physician for help. Http://www. Holisticboard. Org/. ...Read more

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Are there doctors who can test to find out why I have ADHD and OCD and suggest non medication treatment options?

Are there doctors who can test to find out why I have ADHD and OCD and suggest non medication treatment options?

Sort of: There are no specific tests to either adhd or ocd; both are clinical diagnoses based on patient description of symptoms. However, there are non-medication treatments for both, especially for ocd. Look for a specialist in cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt). In urban areas, you probably can find centers that specialize in non-medication interventions for both adhd and ocd. ...Read more

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18yo f diagnosis bilateral talus OCD 5yr ago. Nonopp tx, 2 excision&curettage, 2 bone graphs, are there tests to say why it doesn't work? / what do I do now?

18yo f diagnosis bilateral talus OCD 5yr ago. Nonopp tx, 2 excision&curettage, 2 bone graphs, are there tests to say why it doesn't work? / what do I do now?

Difficult: This is a tough problem to treat (there are no tests that I know of - it's just a tough problem to treat) and ultimately it may come down to trying to live/deal with the pain as much as possible vs more drastic surgery such as an ankle fusion. Ankle replacement surgery could be an option as well. Discuss further surgical treatment with your doctor and consider a 2nd or 3rd opinion. ...Read more

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I'm having cbt and also celexa (citalopram) for my pure-ocd, anxiety and depressive mood. How long should this last to prevent relapse? Scared of taking it forever

I'm having cbt and also celexa (citalopram) for my pure-ocd, anxiety and depressive mood. How long should this last to prevent relapse? Scared of taking it forever

No definitive answ.: Each case is unique while sharing symptoms with others. You may need some chemical assist all your life and maybe not. You can certainly learn to manage the symptoms but you have a pretty complex pattern there and I wouldn't expect to have a short term fix that will last. You and your therapist and doctor need to discuss prognosis and their impression of how long and what you can expect. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a child of four years old having a sluggish thyroid. He had blood tests that revealed he had a sluggish thyroid, he is thin and very active, the reason they did the blood work, is that they think he has ocd.

What are the signs of a child of four years old having a sluggish thyroid. He had blood tests that revealed he had a sluggish thyroid, he is thin and very active, the reason they did the blood work, is that they think he has ocd.

The: The signs and symptoms of "underactive thyroid" or hypothyroidism can vary depending on the levels of the thyroid hormones. At first it may be barely noticeable, but as the levels drop, more symptoms may appear. Common symptoms include fatigue, excessive sleepiness, weight gain, pale, dry skin, poor appetite, cold intolerance, thinning brittle hair and fingernails, constipation, hoarse voice, fullness in the neck, muscle aches or weakness, poor school performance and depression.

Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune type of hypothyroidisim which is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in children and teens. 5-10% of people with this will have an increase in thyroid hormone before a decrease leading to symptoms such as hyperactivity, nervousness, difficulty sleeping, weight loss/poor growth, diarrhea, fatigue, palpitations, sweating/heat intolerance, and poor school performance.

Once diagnosed, patients thyroid hormone levels are followed closely so that the right amount of thyroid replacement hormone can be given in the form a medication. As the medication causes the hormone levels to return to normal, most symptoms disappear.


Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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I have OCD and lately I'm obsessed with a whistling sound when I exhale. I hear when I provoke it by breathing very slow. All tests clear. Lung cancer?

I have OCD and lately I'm obsessed with a whistling sound when I exhale. I hear when I provoke it by breathing very slow. All tests clear. Lung cancer?

OCD Symptoms?: If you have been examined by a physician, and had the appropriate tests (chest x-ray, blood tests) and nothing was found to suggest lung cancer, then this may be an OCD issue. Do you have family history of lung cancer, or have you lost a friend to this disease? Are you a smoker? If all these are no, then you need to stop monitoring your breathing so closely. Talk to MD or psychologist re OCD. ...Read more

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I have had whistling when I exhale and after tests doctor said I tighten my throat due to my OCD. Read somewhere that it could be thyroid canncer. True?

I have had whistling when I exhale and after tests doctor said I tighten my throat due to my OCD. Read somewhere that it could be thyroid canncer. True?

Thyroid CA unlikely: That's a very unlikely symptom of thyroid cancer. You might discuss things w/ your doctor and do an exam - possibly blood work. But it's not at all likely. Upper respiratory or mucus in throat blockage is more likely. OCD of a very specific sort might be a cause but that also seems odd (for the whistle) the worry - yes! Anxiety associated w/ OCD could be involved as reaction, not cause. ...Read more

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What are the tests for obsessive compulsive disorder?

What are the tests for obsessive compulsive disorder?

Clinical Exam: As with many psychiatric disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (ocd) is diagnosed by a comprehensive clinical examination. A patient must meet criteria set forth in the diagnostic & statistic manual or the icd-9 diagnosis manual. Questionaires, such as the yale-brown obsessive compulsive scale (ybocs), can help diagnose OCD and monitor one's progress during treatment. ...Read more

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What are the tests for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

What are the tests for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Clinical Exam: As with many psychiatric disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (ocd) is diagnosed by a comprehensive clinical examination. A patient must meet criteria set forth in the diagnostic & statistic manual or the icd-9 manual. The primary symptoms are obsessions or compulsions that are not due to medical illness or drug use and they cause major distress or interfere with everyday life activities. ...Read more

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What is ocd?

What is ocd?

Scared Kid=Boss of U: Great intro 2 ocd here at website of anxiety disorders assn of british columbia (in canada, eh): http://bit. Ly/ykpajd ocd can really boss u around. It can b like having a mean, scared child running ur life - getting scary, even embarrasing thoughts stuck in ur head u don't want; forcing u 2 do things it tricks u into believing will chase away those thoughts also check http://www. Ocfoundation. Org ...Read more

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Do I have ocd?

Do I have ocd?

OCD/Paranoid: Ocd is an anxiety disorder characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Common obsessions include fears pf contamination, losing control, harm to self or others, perfectionism, unwanted sexual thoughts, and religious correctness. Common compulsions include washing and cleaning, checking, repeating behaviors, counting, and undoing. ...Read more