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What are the causes of OCD people to think unwanted thoughts uncontrollably?

What are the causes of OCD people to think unwanted thoughts uncontrollably?

Tackling Obsessions: Obsessions =unwanted thoughts that get stuck in ur head. They can spook u ; trick u so that u come 2 believe the thoughts r real or that they mean something. They can also trick u into performing actions/rituals 2 chase away these thoughts ("compulsions"). See http://bit.Ly/ykpajd. We don't understand what causes obsessions. For help tacking obsessions, see http://bit.Ly/1azqpnh. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Definition)

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


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What are the causes of OCD in a child?

What are the causes of OCD in a child?

Many: Not completely known but genetics appears to present an underlying predisposition and then biological factors (such as infections and other illnesses) and environmental factors (changes in the child's world including relationship issues, abuse, school issues) may trigger or worsen ocd. ...Read more

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What causes ocd?

What causes ocd?

Big question: The short answer is a combination of biopsychosocial factors that predispose, with environmental factors that may flip the switch into disorder. Some have wondered about infectious agents being one of these environmental stimuli. For more, see: http://www.Webmd.Com/anxiety-panic/guide/obsessive-compulsive-disorder. ...Read more

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What causes OCD in teens?

What causes OCD in teens?

OCD cause: Speculation is that it is a combination of genetic vulnerability and interaction with environment. In young people strep infections might lead to OCD symptoms, but antibiotic treatment has not been effective. ...Read more

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Is failing to apply one's logic is the main cause of happening of ocd?

Is failing to apply one's logic is the main cause
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Not that simple: There are two main components of obessessive-compulsive disorder (a type of anxiety disorder): (1) intrusive and inappropriate thoughts, impulses, or images that cause a lot of anxiety or distress, and (2) repetitive behaviors (including mental "acts") that a person feels driven to perform in response to the obsession (or according to rigidly applied rules). There is even more to this diagnosis. ...Read more

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M South Indian.Are research still going on regarding the causes for OCD?Does it vary from person to person like ocd itself.my case it is reassurance.

M South Indian.Are research still going on regarding the causes for OCD?Does it vary from person to person like ocd itself.my case it is reassurance.

Yes, hope is real: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and many psychiatric disorders have significant research going currently as to underlying cause(s). We definitely know what we now diagnose appears to be on the surface level. OCD and others disorders likely have many underlying factors that lead to what we label each one. The good news is we know combination therapies which may include meds with therapy can help. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could OCD cause difficulty understanding what people are saying?

Please tell me, could OCD cause difficulty understanding what people are saying?

Possibly: If the ocd messages that are directing the individual on a fairly constant basis, it's like trying to have two conversations at once. The interference would make it hard to understand people. Especially complex interactions would be quite difficult. You are wise to recognize this and i hope you can find a good therapist to help get the ocd under control. It's not easy, but it is possible. Best! ...Read more

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Can OCD cause difficulty understanding what people are saying? Any help appreciated!

Can OCD cause difficulty understanding what people are saying? Any help appreciated!

Possible: OCD can present in many ways. If you are distracted and in your head fixated on certain thoughts you might not be focused on what people are saying to you. The best way to figure it out is to sit down and talk to someone who can help you sort it out. ...Read more

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Can pure OCD cause a lot of mood changes?

Can pure OCD cause a lot of mood changes?

Not directly: Obviously, having severe OCD symptoms can be discouraging or even depressing, but mood changes are not an inherent part of ocd. When depression sometimes coincides with OCD — and it does somewhat more than chance would suggest — it is diagnosed separately. On a related note, ssri antidepressants also can treat OCD symptoms, as they help anxiety disorders too. ...Read more

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Can constant handwashing cause skin breakdown? I have OCD.

Can constant handwashing cause skin breakdown? I have OCD.

Yes: Yes, too frequent hand washing can deplete the skin of the natural oils and lead to breakdown. You need to get help for your OCD! Good luck! ...Read more

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