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What are the symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorders?

What are the symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorders?

OCD: Ocd is an anxiety disorder characterized by repeated unwanted thoughts, feelings, ideas (obsessions) or behaviors make them feel driven to do something (compulsions), or both. The key is that they are unpleasant and intrusive thoughts and the compulsions are an attempt to relieve the anxiety. Ocd patients often know it is excessive. Theme(s) involved can be many things, including checking or germs. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Compulsions (Definition)

behaviors are those things we do repeatedly and usually unnecessarily. We can obsess (repeated thoughts) and compulse (behaviors) together, e. g., excessive washing. This becomes more frequent under stress or when we feel out of control. Extremes of this is called Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. A mental health professional is recommended to learn ways to cope. ...Read more


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Are the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder bad?

Are the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder bad?

OCD Symptoms: The symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder range from very mild causing little to no impairment in a patient's life, to very severe where the patient is totally disabled and unable to perform even simple activities of daily living. Examples: counting rituals interfere with getting to work, spending 12 hours each day in the shower, fear of HIV contamination leaves a patient home bound. ...Read more

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What are the milder symptoms of early obsessive compulsive disorder?

What are the milder symptoms of early obsessive compulsive disorder?

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 common symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder?

What are common symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder?

See below: Ocd is defined by the presence of recurring obessions (thoughts) & compulsions (behaviors) that are distressing to the person because of time consumed or effects of thoughts/acts. Nearly all individuals label the thoughts and behaviors as "weird" or "odd, " even very young children; yet, they can't stop. Usually, the compulsion is an effort to get rid of the thought. Range of symptoms is wide. ...Read more

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Symptoms of anxiety disorder?

Symptoms of anxiety disorder?

Nervousness: There are common physiological symptoms such as muscle tension, GI complaints, excessive sweating, palpitation and cognitive symptoms such as worries, fears, obsessive thoughts or compulsions. For an overview see: anxiety disorders the basics: http://cpancf.Com/anxietydisordersbasics.Asp. ...Read more

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What are the signs of obsessive anxiety?

What are the signs of obsessive anxiety?

When you : Can't stop thinking about the things that worry you, difficulty sleeping, concentrating on anything else, you have obsessive anxiety, usually referred to as obsessive compulsive disorder. (Some people just obsess others also feel compelled to do things repetitively, like wash their hands due to anxiety about germs). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of anxiety disorder?

What are the symptoms of anxiety disorder?

Various: There are several different types of anxiety disorders, ranging from generalized anxiety disorder to panic disorder and others such as social anxiety, etc. Generalized anxiety is marked by excessive worry, motor tension, feeling overwhelmed, and restlessness. Often times, sleep will be impaired. Treatment of anxiety disorders may involve medication and/ or cognitive psychotherapy. ...Read more

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What're the symptoms of bipolar depression?

What're the symptoms of bipolar depression?

Variable: Bipolar depression is like unipolar depression, but more likely to include hypersomnia than insomnia. People with bipolar also can have mixed episodes which include symptoms of both mania and depression usually with pronounced irritability. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of paranoia disorder?

What are the symptoms of paranoia disorder?

FEAR: Paranoia is an irrational or delusional perception "fear" of the feelings and intentions of others. Someone who is paranoid misinterprets every thing around them to come to the conclusion that someone or something is going to harm them in some way. ...Read more

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What are the typical symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder?

What are the typical symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder?

Excessive worry: Generalized anxiety disorder refers to a persistent pattern of worrying about a variety of real or imagined possible bad events that can occur to the point that it interferes with day-to-day functioning. It is quite common, often runs in families, and can be surprisingly debilitating. It also it quite responsive to various treatments, both talk therapies and medications. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of panic disorder?...

Panic attacks often: Last 2 to 10 mins. Sx’s can include: sense of severe anxiety or panic, chest tightness or pain, rapid or pounding heartbeat, areas of numbness or pins ; needles type sensation, hot flashes or chills ; heavy perspiration. There may be a tickle sensation in the stomach or nausea, feeling dizzy or faint ; physical shaking. The person may fear that they are going crazy, they are out of control or that. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of neurotic personality disorder?

What are the symptoms of neurotic personality disorder?

Over reactive: Freud was one of the first to describe the neurotic personality, although there is no formal diagnosis of neurotic personality disorder. It has come to mean an individual who is emotionally over reactive because of the failure to repress certain drives and conflicts. These individuals find it difficult to sit thru scary movies, they take things too personally, and are easily moved to tears. ...Read more

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What are the causes of obsessive compulsive disorder oc?

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What are the causes of obsessive compulsive disorder oc?

Severe Anxiety: Causal factors have been debated for some without concensus. All however start with anxiety which has genetic and environmental components. Certain personality factors and stresses may make one more predisposed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of social anxiety disorder and depression?

What are the symptoms of social anxiety disorder and depression?

Avoiding social situ: Depression : depressed mood, lack of interest , anhidonia, poor concentration, lack of sleep or sleeping too much, poor appetite or eating too much , guilt feeling psychomotor agitataion or retaradation and suicidal ideation. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of panic disorder?

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What are typical symptoms of panic disorder?

Panic attack: Sudden intense anxiety or apprehension accompanied by sense of impending doom and other hyper arousal symptoms, either due to medical causes or part of panic disorder. ...Read more

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What are potential signs of obsessive compulsive disorder?

What are potential signs of obsessive compulsive disorder?

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 persistent sexual arousal syndrome?

What are the symptoms of persistent sexual arousal syndrome?

PSAS: Involuntary genital and clitoral arousal unrelated to subjective feelings of sexual desire which persists despite one or more orgasms and which usually feels intrusive and unwanted. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of OCD and paranoid personality disorder?

What are the signs and symptoms of OCD and paranoid personality disorder?

OCD/Paranoid: Ocd is an anxiety disorder characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Paranoid personality disorder involves a chronic, pervasive pattern of behaviors including distrust and suspicion, belief they are being deceived or exploited by others, emotionally guarded, angry, looking for hidden meanings or slights in conversations. ...Read more

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Symptoms of authuritis?

Symptoms of authuritis?

Symptoms: There are a vast number of symptoms of arthritis and the symptoms will vary depending upon the specific type of arthritis being presented. The most common type of arthritis is degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis and common symptoms of it include multiple joint pains, swelling, and stiffness and difficulty with walking, and relief (at least initially) with anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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What are the causes of obsessive compulsive disorder?

What are the causes of obsessive compulsive disorder?

Likely Are Mulitiple: Via ocd-uk: "in spite of a range of theories & considerable research, scientists...Have not been able 2 identify a definitive cause 4 a person developing obsessive-compulsive disorder... However...It is believed that ocd is likely 2be the result of a combination of either neurobiological, genetic, behavioural, cognitive, or environmental...Triggers..." more here; http://bit.Ly/14igwa5. ...Read more

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