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What are your biggest compulsions and obsessions if ocd?

What are your biggest compulsions and obsessions if ocd?

Those That Impair: The worst symptoms of OCD (obsessions and compulsions) are those that cause the greatest impairment in a person's ability to engage in life. One patient comes home and spends 8 to 10 hours straightening the fringe on his carpet and is able to hold a normal job. Another patient cannot hold a job because of chronic tardiness as he must park his car in an exact manner and continues this for hours. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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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What are the 2-3 best meds to get rid of my obsessive compulsive behavior?

What are the 2-3 best meds to get rid of my obsessive compulsive behavior?

Not clear: All of the ssris have been shown to be highly beneficial for treating ocd. Those available in the us are fluoxetine (prozac), sertraline (zoloft), fluvoxamine (luvox), citalopram (celexa), escitalopram (lexapro), and clomipramine (anafranil). Side effects vary, and sometimes one will work and aother won't, so trying several if needed is appropriate. ...Read more

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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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How do you cope with OCD unwanted thoughts overtaking you when your on medicine?

How do you cope with OCD unwanted thoughts overtaking you when your on medicine?

Erp+meds: The most powerful treatment is a combined approach which utilizes behavior therapy and medicine concurrently. Both can be helpful independently but when used together they can produce results which are better and long lasting. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts on bulimia? Difficulties with helping this?

What are your thoughts on bulimia? Difficulties with helping this?

Eating Disorders: In general, eating disorders need thorough evaluation by a mental health counselor to determine the type, extent, and comorbidity issues, which will guide toward appropriate interventions. Therapy involves cognitive therapy, group therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, evaluation for possible medications for comorbid conditions, dietary consult, & referral to an eating program depending on severit. ...Read more

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Intrusive thoughts that cause me apprehension and fear. I then perform repetitive behaviors in response to these. What is wrong?

Intrusive thoughts that cause me apprehension and fear. I then perform repetitive behaviors in response to these. What is wrong?

Possible OCD : You may fave obsessive compulsive disorder . You perform ritualistic behaviors to ward off certain phobic worries . Very treatable with medication and cognitive behaviorsl therapy. See your doctor. ...Read more

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So if you can somehow stop the compulsion part(telling brain there is no logic in what you are going to do , it is ocd) can u overcome OCD gradually?

So if you can somehow stop the compulsion part(telling brain there is no logic in what you are going to do , it is ocd) can u overcome OCD gradually?

Cues, counters: The keys to countering obsessions & compulsions are: developing an awareness of what your cues or triggers are, engaging countering behaviors (e.g., progressive relaxation, challenging automatic thoughts, distraction), & tracking the success of your counters. Medications can be a big support as well. A licensed cognitive-behavioral therapist can help you develop strong skills! ...Read more

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Do you avoid social situations because of your anxiety disorder?

Do you avoid social situations because of your anxiety disorder?

Yes: All types of anxiety disorders can cause a person to want to avoid social situations. This avoidance occurs because the anxiety is so strong that a person "can't stand" the idea of feeling uncomfortable or anxious, so he avoids it. Unfortunately, this avoidance becomes costly over time. But with proper treatment from a behavior therapist, avoidance can be overcome and anxiety will decrease. ...Read more

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Which mental disorder makes you think people are talking badly about you all the time?

Which mental disorder makes you think people are talking badly about you all the time?

Maybe more than one: Social anxieties/phobias are often associated with negative thoughts about others and their attitudes towards you. However more serious conditions such as paranoia or delusional thinking can also result in beliefs about others that have some negative intent toward you. Seeking help and talking through the possibilities may be of help here. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my therapist believes that emotional abuse is "teasing" and that victims are "too sensitive" .what about you?

What do you suggest if my therapist believes that emotional abuse is "teasing" and that victims are "too sensitive" .what about you?

Better explanation: If this is part of a repeating pattern and is a big if, because I do not know the case you may want to test drive a different therapist. In general It not unusual to have clients not have that right fit with therapist. The administrator of the clinic may be able to help you sort it out. Take care ...Read more

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What are some ways to know if youre dealing with anxiety specifically health anxiety or hypochondriac ?

What are some ways to know if youre dealing with anxiety specifically health anxiety or hypochondriac ?

Honesty: Be as honest as you can with yourself and your care team. If you have a history of diagnosed ailments and a family history of similar ailments a case could be made for having a genuine concern. If you're aware of hypochondriacal tendencies, be as honest with these as well. Often, true hypochondriacs have emotional issues that hypochondriasis masks. If this is the case, find a recommended therapist ...Read more

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What are your thoughts about obesity?

Respect Obesity: I like this question. It may garnish a number of different responses. My first thought is that fear of obesity leads many people to be mean, prejudiced, and to treat the overweight poorly. I often think that the morbidly obese i see and treat may have some significant trauma in their past and they need compassion, caring, and understanding to get to a healthy place. Love one another. ...Read more

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What are your two biggest fears and why?

Rejection : Fear of rejection and fear of public speaking. I believe these have an evolutionary/hereditary basis. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with obsessive and intrusive thoughts?

What is the best way to deal with obsessive and intrusive thoughts?

Encourage: psychiatric assessment. When issues is better understood, treatment recommendations can be made (like cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotropic meds, etc.). ...Read more

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What are the thoughts and actions a Pyschologist would take if he suspected stalking behaviour or dependency , do they hate and reject the person ?

What are the thoughts and actions a Pyschologist would take if he suspected stalking behaviour or dependency , do they hate and reject the person ?

Stalking is both: a psychological and legal issue. Protection for the one being stalked is the first order of business which involves the police. The stalker needs psychological diagnosis and treatment. There are several types of stalkers, e.g., rejected, resentful, seeking intimacy, etc. Stalkers are good at rationalizing their behavior problems away and often have poor interpersonal skills. Peace and health. ...Read more

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I suffer from avoidant personality disorder what are the best ways to try on being better socially?

I suffer from avoidant personality disorder what are the best ways to try on being better socially?

Exposure & practice: Good for you for asking this question! giving in to social avoidance, while it might provide immediate relief, will only perpetuate the problem. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a good idea for learning to dispute the irrational thoughts about your inadequacy and fears of negative evaluation. A tip is to start where you are now and keep gradually adding more social contact and interactions. ...Read more

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What are “stim behaviors” and why does the person with asperger’s disorder do them?

What are “stim behaviors” and why does the person with asperger’s disorder do them?

Comfort: Self-stimulating behaviors are a variety of things that people engage in when they are uncomfortable or anxious in their environment. They can be automatic and like a habit, and can done in an unconscious manner. When people with autistic symptoms do them, it is a way of them coping with their environment by coping with stressful situations and getting a reduction in anxiety. ...Read more

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These obsessive intrusive thoughts are causing me distress, what do I do?

These obsessive intrusive thoughts are causing me distress, what do I do?

Eval: Get a full psychiatric evaluation for obsessional thoughts or even obsessive compulsive disorder, and see if meds are warranted. If so, anti-anxiety meds are most typically used. Also, get a referral for a reputable clinician who specializes in OCD, anxiety, and obsessional disorders. ...Read more

Obsession (Definition)

Is a thought that recurs or persists despite efforts to ignore or confront them, seen ...Read more