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How come I have a compulsion to chew ice alot?

How come I have a compulsion to chew ice alot?

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 more

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Dr. James Krick
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Compulsions (Definition)

Compulsions are behaviors that people do, not because they want to, but because they somehow feel they must do them. Different compulsions are seen in ...Read more


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How to know if I have "obsessive compulsion disorder"?

EVAL: Get a psychiatric evaluation for OCD symptomology and severity, and possible medication management. Then get a referral to a reputable clinician who specializes in OCD. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have obsessive compulsion disorder?

I need help! How do I know if I have obsessive compulsion disorder?

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

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Is there a weird compulsion that causes you to over eat all the time?

Is there a weird compulsion that causes you to over eat all the time?

Sure!: Overeating can be a compulsion. People overeat because of an emotional emptiness that they are trying to fill or because of stress. Reaching for food is a common reaction to stress and can become a habit. ...Read more

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What is the difference between wanting something really badly and having a compulsion?

Somewhat alike: A compulsion is a repetitive behavior that is in response to a thought or urge. The implication is that it is powerful and very difficult to resist. Compulsions can be unwanted or intrusive and tend to feel out of control. ...Read more

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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?

Possibly: This is actually very rare and may be a few different things. Many psychological and neurological conditions mask emotions and may lead to think this. Please consider getting a complete evaluation before you throw that label on yourself. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my boyfriend has OCD (obsessive compulsion disorder)?

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

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Is nocturnal enuresis a type of obsessive compulsion disorder?

Is nocturnal enuresis a type of obsessive compulsion disorder?

No: Nocturnal enuresis is not a purposeful behavior. It is not under the control of the person that has it. ...Read more