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Symptoms Of Compulsion
Medical Checkup 1st: Cravings for ice and chewing ice can be a sign of iron deficiency (anemia). Less commonly, they can indicate other nutritional problems. If your primary care doctor rules out or has ruled out these nutritional possibilities, then you might want to consult with a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist to rule out any emotional/psychological conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's the intensity: Of the distress. A compulsion (behavior) or obsession (thought) comes with intense anxiety & distress. Wanting something really badly or having a goal usually feels more positive and motivating & is something you think is good for you. If you get what you want, you feel good. A compulsive action is never satisfying, it just keeps repeating & the distress continues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get real help: The only way you can know is if you get a professional assessment. If you are experiencing symptoms of OCD and it is having a negative impact on your life you should get help with it. There are therapists that can help. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
I don't feel any emotions. I have a compulsion to lie and take from people without feeling bad. I am just curious to know, am i a psychopath?
It must bother you: Some or you would not be writing and asking about this. I would recommend that you meet with a psychologist. Tell them about your lack of emotions, tendency to lie or steal from others and they will help you decide whether this is a personaiity disorder or not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is he in treatment?: Is he doing all he can to control the ocd? Does his behavior bother you? Only you can decide if it is something you should be concerned about. It is a difficult condition to overcome, but only you can decide if it interferes with your relationship with him. ...Read more
As i stop compulsion or postponed it , I am facing concentration problem and anxiety , what can I do for anxiety and concentration?
Congratulations on: Learning to stop your compulsions or postpone them. The initial anxiety that can be associated w/that will fade over time. In the meanwhile you can practice some breathing from the belly and releasing slowly when you feel anxious and remind yourself that the feeling is self-limiting and will stop. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have Pure OCD and I spend a lot of time searching online for answers. Is that a form of a mental reassurance compulsion? It's time consuming.
How do you explain the difference between a Body Focused Repetitive Behavior Disorder and an OCD relying mostly on compulsion? what distinguishes it?
Any excessive: thinking (obsession) or behaviors (compulsions) that interfere w/function or comfort in life could be considered negative. "Positive addictions" is a term coined by Wm. Glasser, MD, and has to do w/behaviors we enjoy that are non competitive (even w/oneself). These can include, running, sports, paying an instrument, etc. A mental health pro can help, not drugs only. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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