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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
Ocd is characterized by the presence of obsessions/compulsions that are recognized as excessive/unreasonable and time consuming (> 1 hr/day). Obsessions are recurrent/persistent thoughts, impulses, or images. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that one feels driven to perform in response to an obsession. The compulsions are aimed at preventing or ...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
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
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, and have OCD. Have a serious skin picking problem. Meth can cause that symptom. Can amphetamines cause skin picking too?
OCD & skin picking: It is likely that both compulsive skin picking vis a vis side effects from some stimulants might pose a challenge to adjust treatment. It appears that it would necessary to consult with a professional who is an expert in psychopharmacology. There is really no easy answer without a thorough evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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