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What Does Ocd Mean
If I have a lot of the symptoms of OCD and I already take medicine for anxiety does that mean I could have OCD and the medicine is just helping?
Professional Opinion: It can take years for someone diagnosed w/ ocd 2get appropriate treatment. So 1st get properly assessed. Then a) educate urself about what ocd is/isn't: & b) what form(s) ocd takes. (try http://bit.Ly/y0lvsh .) cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt) that specifically includes exposure & response prevention (erp) has proven very effective as have certain medications. For some, erp/cbt + meds indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Passion flower I read is effective for anxiety.Does this mean it can also help people with anxiety similar to OCD with thoughts only?
Not necessarily: In one study, passion flower liquid extract 45 drops daily compared favorably to Oxazepam (serax) 30 mg for treating symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder in some patients. I don't know of any studies using it for OCD -- but i did run across one anecdotal comment that was positive. It could be worth a try, but you would be your own experimental series of one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have post it notes and like to label lots if things and most of my stuff is organised really well. Does this mean I am ocd?
Not all by it's self: Although i know many people who have obsessive compulsive traits who do this, by it's self, this does not constitute a disorder. There are specific criteria that must be met to make a diagnosis of ptsd. ...Read more
If I keep asking question about seizures which I haven't had any after my first 17 yearago does that mean I have OCD so I can keeo seeing the answers?
Good self-awareness!: One who asks the same or similar questions over and over and over again, thus getting similar answers over and over again, is indeed showing an OCD trait. That one is aware of it is good. Now, what does one do about it? A primary care doctor and/or a psychiatrist has several medication options that can help. Psychiatrists have "talk therapy" and other techniques that also help. ...Read more
Can ADHD cause that someone become slow in thinking (without medication) ? Or OCD can cause that ?I mean being slow during the exams for example. ?
Just stared Lexapro for OCD, I know psych meds and alcohol don't mix but does this mean not even one, forever? Not 1 glass champagne on NYE? :(
Correct!: Just your Dr. can answer this question more in depth . I do not know you well enough to suggest a cogent answer. ...Read more
Ocd or depression losing ones temper saying nasty mean things you can't stop feeling drained not having fun doing anything checking alarm 10 times?
I see you are: Diagnosed with ocd. The only listed medication is desipramine. Was that prescribed for your ocd? That is a tricyclic antidepressant. Have you ever been treated with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor? Are you being followed by a psychiatrist? If not, that might be a good place to start. ...Read more
Maybe less effect: I think you mean that you are homozygous for the s (short) variant of the serotonin transport protein. Some studies suggest you might be less resilient to stressful events and less responsive to particular medication -- the ssris (prozac, zoloft, etc.) these studies are only guidelines. They should not dictate treatment. Your physician will consider that information as she considers tx options. ...Read more
Because I have an anxiety/OCD and my blood sugar is a little higher and my cholesterol as well does this mean ill get diabetes and cardio diseases?
Not necessarily: You can reduce your risk for both my maintaining a healthy weight. If you are even a little bit overweight. try to lose it. Not an easy thing, but worth it. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you take rodogyl if having teeth operation when taking faverin for OCD ? I mean in general can you take antibiotic with faverin ?
Yes: Follow your dentists instructions to the letter, and get infection treated as soon as possible. ...Read more
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