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Is hoarding a common symptom of ocd?

Is hoarding a common 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 more

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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?

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

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I wanted to know is having a habit of biting your lip a symptom of ocd?

I wanted to know is having a habit of biting your lip a symptom of ocd?

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

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Can you tell me how someone with multiple symptom OCD should deal with it?

Can you tell me how someone with multiple symptom OCD should deal with it?

Psychotherapy w/a: Professional who works frequently w/ocd. Medication is often used as well. An old book called "the boy who couldn't stop washing" may be helpful also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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When putting back things i tend to do it multiple times is that a symptom of minor ocd?

When putting back things i tend to do it multiple times is that a symptom of minor ocd?

It could be: Ocd typically comes with obsessive thoughts and sometime followed by compulsive behavior. If you gets anxious by not repeating behavior (compulsion), it is possible that you have ocd. Ocd can be treated with cbt or medication management. ...Read more

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What are your personal experiences of success using erp to treat adult ocd? Relapse rate? Treatment success in symptom reduction?

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

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Have panic attack ocd and severe anxiety lately. Get pressure under jaw on neck like im being lightly choked. Triggers panic attacks. Anxiety symptom?

Have panic attack ocd and severe anxiety lately. Get pressure under jaw on neck like im being lightly choked. Triggers panic attacks. Anxiety symptom?

Panic & OCD: It is understandable that your physical symptoms can trigger panic. See your doctor to rule out physical conditions. Then deal w/anxiety w/the help of a mental health pro to learn strategies to cope, not only medicine if offered. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What to do if I have obsessive-compulsive disorder (symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder?

What to do if I have obsessive-compulsive disorder (symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Treatment.: The usual treatment for OCD is: Cognitive behavioral therapy(CBT) or medication, usually with an SSRI antidepressant medicine or a combination of CBT plus an SSRI antidepressant medicine. ...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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What are the main symptoms of ocd?

What are the main symptoms of ocd?

Ocd: Ocd is an anxiety disorder characterized by obsessive or ruminative thoughts. Repetitious or ritualistic behaviors may also be present. The person may be very rigid in thinking. May get into number counting. ...Read more

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I have ocd. What are some symptoms?

I have ocd. What are some symptoms?

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 more

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What are the tell-tale symptoms of ocd?

What are the tell-tale symptoms of ocd?

Severe Anxiety: Obsessions are thoughts and images which produce anxiety . Compulsions are behaviors which respond to this and attempt to reduce or avoid anxiety. It is the intensity frequency and repetitive nature which leads to a disorder. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are OCD symptoms?

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

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Is taking 5 showers a day a sign of ocd?

Is taking 5 showers a day a sign of ocd?

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

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Is it possible that I have OCD symptoms?

Is it possible that I have OCD symptoms?

More info needed: To answer the question more info needed. Please rephrase the question. ...Read more

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Are these OCD behaviors symptoms of disabilities?

Are these OCD behaviors symptoms of disabilities?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of OCD? and how soon can it be cured?

What are the symptoms of OCD? and how soon can it be cured?

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 more

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Any tricks to making my OCD symptoms at least be not so bad?

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 more

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What is the most effective way to douse the symptoms of ocd?

TX: Cognitive behavioral disorder can be very effective in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder. Psychotropic medications may also be indicated. ...Read more