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Doctor insights on: Rhodiola For Ocd

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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

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Can OCD be treated?

Can OCD be treated?

YES, esp. Thru ERP!: Exposure & response prevention= gold standard non-medication treatment 4 ocd. Read jane singer's article about how erp helped her 20-y-o son recover from ocd here: http://bit. Ly/z7dftt caution: erp is hard as it involves not giving in when ocd orders u 2do something. Requires letting urself experience rising anxiety 4 a while. Get ppl u're close 2 involved in ur treatment 2help u stay motivated! ...Read more

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Ocd since 15 years?

Can happen: If you have significant symptoms, I hope that you are receiving professional care for your condition. ...Read more

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How to help my OCD?

How to help my OCD?

Get Free Thru ERP!: Exposure & response prevention= gold standard non-medication treatment 4 ocd. Read jane singer's article about how erp helped her 20-y-o son recover from ocd here: http://bit. Ly/z7dftt caution: erp is hard as it involves not giving in when ocd orders u 2do something. Requires letting urself experience rising anxiety 4 a while. Get ppl u're close 2 involved in ur treatment 2help u stay motivated! ...Read more

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Can you outgrow ocd?

Not usually: Ocd is thought to be naturally waxing and waning. Many do experience lessening of symptoms with different life circumstances but probably not simply due to outgrowing it. ...Read more

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Can OCD be outgrown?

Can OCD be outgrown?

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. Cured is not a word that I would use to describe optimal results. Symptom reduction is part of it, but the emotional management that is the root of it should be the focus. If the anger/fear is resolved then the behavior will decrease ...Read more

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Is there a cure of ocd?

Is there a cure of ocd?

No: But there is plenty of help. Ocd like many other disorders such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis and mood disorders can be treated successfully, but often require long term treatment so the disorder does not seriously impair a persons function and they can live a fairly normal life. The best care is counseling, desensitization and medication combined. A strong positive attitude helps also. ...Read more

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How to come out of ocd?

How to come out of ocd?

First, Know Ur OCD: Before seeking out treatment, ensure that u get the most effective treatment (s) available! I'd suggest doing lots of research on ocd. Learn about how it works & about what treatments are effective (esp exposure & response prevention, mindfulness meditation, psychiatric meds). Teach your family/friends about it. Listen 2this teen w/ocd: http://bit. Ly/10wlenp also see: http://www. Ocfoundation. Org. ...Read more

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Whom to consult for ocd?

Whom to consult for ocd?

Expert Help Matters!: See ur pcp 2rule out any physical problems. Then consult w/ psychiatrist or clinical psychologist specializing in ocd/anxiety. Expert can rule out other problems that may look like or go w/ ocd/anx. To get the right doc (s) & most effective treatment (s), research ocd/anxiety: learn all u can about them & how 2treat effectively. Find a wellspring of educational info here: http://www. Anxietybc. Org. ...Read more

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I am suffering from ocd?

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I am suffering from ocd?

OCD: Tx is available, if your symptoms are interfering with your daily functioning or causing distress. Talk to a mental health professional. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ocd?

What are symptoms of ocd?

Persistent ideas: Obsessions are persistent ideas, thoughts, impulses, or images that are experienced as intrusive and senseless. Compulsions are repetitive, purposeful and intentional behaviors that are formed in response to an obsession, according to certain rules. ...Read more

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How to know if I have ocd?

How to know if I have ocd?

Expert Diagnosis: Obsessions = unwanted ; sometimes disturbing thoughts or images that pop into mind ;don't easily go away. They tend 2cause a lot of anxiety ; distress, ; can interfere w/ daily living. 2 make sure u get right treatment, it's impt 2have an expert psychological or psychiatric evaluation. What u r calling "obsession" may b something else ; might signify a number of different mental health conditions. ...Read more

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Could you suddenly have ocd?

Sudden onset OCD: It is not likely that ocd would just start out of the blue, but you could suddenly become aware of it. ...Read more

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How tt stop OCD on your own?

How tt stop OCD on your own?

Why not get help?: Even if you meet with a therapist, you will be doing the work on your own. You will simply have someone to guide you and help you cope with the ocd. Why go it alone? Cognitive behavioral therapy can be very effective. Therapists do not do the work for their clients, they simply assist them. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have ocd?

What should I do if I have ocd?

MD and ERP: When unwanted thoughts and urges to compulse occur go see your pcp to rule out medical cause; especially, in kids. Untreated disease (like strep) can trigger ocd symptoms and lead to a condition called pandas. In order to treat the anxiety caused by the ocd, a physician should recommend an evaluation by a cognitive behavioral therapist and erp treatment. ...Read more

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Is OCD just being a bad worrier?

No: It is a disorder where the individual recognizes they r compelled to do things or think things that are irrational. ...Read more

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How is OCD officially diagnosed?

DSM -IV: Professionals use a manual that is based on years of research and professional opinion called the diagnostic and statistical manual. This has very specific criteria for diagnosing ocd. ...Read more

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What medications are used for ocd?

What medications are used for ocd?

Non-Med Approach?: Exposure & Response Prevention= gold standard non-medication treatment 4 ocd. Read Janet Singer's story abt how ERP helped her 20-y-o son recover from OCD: http://beyondocd. Org/stories/family/dans-story-age-17 Caution: ERP is hard as it involves not giving in when OCD orders u 2do something. Requires letting urself experience rising anxiety 4 a while. Get ppl u're close 2 involved in ur treatment ...Read more

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What are some particular types of ocd?

What are some particular types of ocd?

Guises of OCD: There are a number of common presentations of ocd as psychiatrist judith rapoport noted in her late '80's book "the boy who couldn't stop washing..." -1st book on ocd meant 4 general public. Common obsession themes: contamination; loss of control; harm 2 self/others; perfectionism; unwanted sexual thoughts; morality. Common compulsions: washing/cleaning; checking; repeating; & mental actions. ...Read more

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What are the causes of OCD in a child?

What are the causes of OCD in a child?

Many: Not completely known but genetics appears to present an underlying predisposition and then biological factors (such as infections and other illnesses) and environmental factors (changes in the child's world including relationship issues, abuse, school issues) may trigger or worsen ocd. ...Read more