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Symptom Of Ocd
Not Primary Symptom: "18-40% of ocd sufferers display hoarding as a *symptom*, though only 5% display it as a *primary* symptom." also: "many researchers now believe hoarding and ocd are separate disorders." source: www.Psychologydegree.Net as found on this fact sheet posted on the website of the international ocd foundation. Find it here: http://bit.Ly/1apidlu. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Been picking scabs on my scalp for a yr now & never thought abt it. I do it more when I'm anxious but feel I can control it. Is this a symptom of OCD?
Anxiety: I understand your distress. You deserve relief from Anxiety. Commend yourself that you can control picking scabs on scalp. It is likely that experiences with unresolved feelings of worry, fear, hurt, resentment, , shame, or guilt due to stresses in your life are causing Anxiety. Become Captain over your feelings and symptoms, NOT Victim. See Psychiatrist for Therapy, Medication, Relaxation ...Read more
Its more on the: level of biting your nails--a nervous habit aimed at discharging anxiety. Called "oral cannabilism," lip biting is not serious unless taken to extremes, in which case medical intervention is indicated. I would first look at the causes of your tension, rather than trying to find a psychiatric diagnosis. Try stress-relieving techniques: meditation, exercise, etc. and lower stimulant ingestion. ...Read more
What are your personal experiences of success using erp to treat adult ocd? Relapse rate? Treatment success in symptom reduction?
ERP works if you do: Exposure and response prevention (erp) for ocd works. It only works, however, if you work and stay committed to it. A therapist who is a good fit will push you to stretch your limits but not so hard that it feels impossible, and will support you through setbacks and encourage you to keep on pushing your limits. If you keep working on it, little by little you will be successful. ...Read more
I take Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) and have OCD. Have a serious skin picking problem. Meth can cause that symptom. Can amphetamines cause skin picking too?
Have panic attack ocd and severe anxiety lately. Get pressure under jaw on neck like im being lightly choked. Triggers panic attacks. Anxiety symptom?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety Provoking: With obsessive-compulsive disorder (ocd), one experiences intrusive, unwanted, anxiety producing thoughts. To combat the anxiety, a person develops ritualistic behaviors that lead to a temporary reduction in anxiety only to have the anxiety return. Fear of germs or contamination cause a patient to wash their hands so frequently as to injure their skin. Check out "stop obsessing", by edna foa. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
OCD Symptoms: The symptoms of ocd include obsessions , which are persistent, repeated, and unwanted thoughts and ideas, and compulsions, which are repetitive behaviors in order to eliminate whatever discomfort the obsessions cause. These symptoms can fluctuate throughout your lifetime and are usually worse when you're stressed. ...Read more
Could be: Yes, taking 5 showers a day could be a sign of ocd. It could also be a sign of someone who exercises or works outdoors and sweats a lot. If you have such concerns about yourself, time to talk with a psychiatrist or psychologist for evaluation. ...Read more
OCD: OCD is obsessive compulsive disorder, which is comprised of obsessions (repeating unwanted thoughts) and compulsions (ritualistic behaviors to help deal with those thoughts) such as washing hands repeatedly, constantly cleaning, checking locks, and other similar behaviors. Often the emotions behind OCD are based in fear and/or anger that is unresolved and even unverbalized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OCD: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions). Counseling, therapy and medication can all help with OCD. A Psychiatrist would be the best Dr. to see as they specialize in the anxiety disorders. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of good ideas: Go to the national ocd site. There are many highly effective treatments for ocd, some related to medications but many involving cognitive behavioral approaches. It is a highly treatable disorder, but it can be chronic and tends to wax and wane over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer