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What is the difference between obsessive compulsive and being a germaphobe?

What is the difference between obsessive compulsive and being a germaphobe?

Different feel: Although phobias and OCD both are categorized as anxiety disroders, most people feel justified with their phobias while those with OCD nearly always see their symptoms as odd or "weird" and making no sense. However, treatments are quite similar both with respect to mediations and with talk therapies. ...Read more

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What is the link between obsessive compulsive disorder and being a germaphobe?

What is the link between obsessive compulsive disorder and being a germaphobe?

"Germaphobes" + OCD: Mysophobia, or fear of germs is one among ocd's cluster of symptoms, of course, not the only one. Frequent washing, and fear of contamination accompany this. This germ fear can exist by itself in what is called a "simple phobia" which is the commonest category of specific anxieties or co-occur in ocd. Treatment can be medication, cognitive-behavioral therapy, desensitization. Causes much distres. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bad habits & obsessive compulsive behavior?

What is the difference between bad habits & obsessive compulsive behavior?

Very different: Good question! "ocd" has almost become a household expression for simply worrying or caring a lot about something. But, statistically, obsessive -compulsive disorder occurs in only about 1-2% of the population. The disorder has two major components: intrusive and inappropriate thoughts (not worries about real-life problems), and repetitive behaviors aimed at preventing or reducing distress. ...Read more

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What are the differences between these disorders? - adhd - asperger's - obsessive/compulsive disorder how do you know you have one, some or each one?

What are the differences between these disorders?
- adhd
- asperger's
- obsessive/compulsive disorder
how do you know you have one, some or each one?

Neuropsychological &: Psychiatric evaluations are needed to determine if your symptoms fulfill criteria for these distinct but often co-morbid disorders. Difficulty understanding that others' opinions & desires can differ from your own underlies autistic behavior. Difficulty maintaining focus solely on salient information occurs in adhd. Repetitive, non-functional movements can be tics, compulsions, or stereotypies. ...Read more

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What is typical obsessive compulsive behaviour disorder?

What is typical obsessive compulsive behaviour disorder?

Obsessive Compulsive: The person would have obsessive ideas that go through his/her mind continuously, and have compulsions to do certain behaviors. The person cannot let go of the idea or focus effectively on anything else. Compulsive behaviors include things like washing hands over and over because of fear of contamination with germs; checking things like stoves or locking doors; also counting things endlessly. ...Read more

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What can I do to get over obsessive compulsive disorter?

What can I do to get over obsessive compulsive disorter?

Meds; psychotherapy: Get a full psychiatric evaluation to assess for PTSD symptoms, and see if medications are warranted. Next, find a reputable psychotherapist nearby who specializes in PTSD. Generally speaking, meds and psychotherapy together are the best approach. ...Read more

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What if i scored 29 out of 41 on yale–brown obsessive compulsive scale? What should I do?

What if i scored 29 out of 41 on yale–brown obsessive compulsive scale? What should I do?

Seek Treatment : A score of 29 is in the severe range. Ocd is a potentially serious condition for which effective treatments exist including psychotherapy and prescribed medication. ...Read more

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Can amantadine cause obsessive compulsive behaviour?

Can amantadine cause obsessive compulsive behaviour?

Yes!: One of the established and common side effects of amantadine is compulsive behaviors but not ocd. ...Read more

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How to know if I have obsessive compulsive disorder?

OCD: If you are having repetitive thoughts and behaviors that seem irrational to you, yet are unable to refrain from thinking or resist them, and they are interfering with your life, it warrants an evaluation by a mental health care professional. ...Read more

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What are the tests for obsessive compulsive disorder?

What are the tests for obsessive compulsive disorder?

Clinical Exam: As with many psychiatric disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (ocd) is diagnosed by a comprehensive clinical examination. A patient must meet criteria set forth in the diagnostic & statistic manual or the icd-9 diagnosis manual. Questionaires, such as the yale-brown obsessive compulsive scale (ybocs), can help diagnose OCD and monitor one's progress during treatment. ...Read more

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What are the tests for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

What are the tests for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Clinical Exam: As with many psychiatric disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (ocd) is diagnosed by a comprehensive clinical examination. A patient must meet criteria set forth in the diagnostic & statistic manual or the icd-9 manual. The primary symptoms are obsessions or compulsions that are not due to medical illness or drug use and they cause major distress or interfere with everyday life activities. ...Read more

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I have obsessive compulsive disorder what should i do?

I have obsessive compulsive disorder what should i do?

OCD: Short answer, see your doctor. There are good medications on the market for OCD but they need a prescription. ...Read more

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Please help me? What is obsessive compulsive disorder?

Please help me? What is obsessive compulsive disorder?

OCD: OCD is obsessive compulsive disorder, which is comprised of obsessions (repeating unwanted thoughts) and compulsions (ritualistic behaviors to help deal with those thoughts) such as washing hands repeatedly, constantly cleaning, checking locks, and other similar behaviors. Often the emotions behind OCD are based in fear and/or anger that is unresolved and even unverbalized. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is obsessive compulsive disorder?

Could you explain what is obsessive compulsive disorder?

A Bully Tormenting U: Great intro 2 ocd here at website of anxiety disorders assn of british columbia: http://bit.Ly/ykpajd ocd can really boss u around. It can b like having a mean, scared child running ur life - getting scary, even embarrassing thoughts stuck in ur head u don't want; forcing u 2 do things it tricks u into believing will chase away those thoughts also check http://www.Ocfoundation.Org. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have obsessive compulsive disorder?

Is it possible that I have obsessive compulsive disorder?

OCD: Ocd
compulsion of performing same task again and again such as washing hands multiple times or cleaning the same object again and again

if you have such behavior then you may need a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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What are potential signs of obsessive compulsive disorder?

What are potential signs of obsessive compulsive disorder?

OCD: OCD is obsessive compulsive disorder, which is comprised of obsessions (repeating unwanted thoughts) and compulsions (ritualistic behaviors to help deal with those thoughts) such as washing hands repeatedly, constantly cleaning, checking locks, and other similar behaviors. Often the emotions behind OCD are based in fear and/or anger that is unresolved and even unverbalized. ...Read more

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How to tell for sure if I have obsessive-compulsive disorder?

How to tell for sure if I have obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Good Evaluation: A through history and physical exam are the cornerstones of diagnosing any condition. Start with one's primary care doctor who based upon their findings may refer to a psychiatrist or psychologist for further evaluation. Ocd is a clinical diagnosis and is based upon the presence of obsessions and compulsions. A qualified licensed mental health care provider would be the best source for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can bipolar people sometimes have obsessive compulsive thoughts?

Can bipolar people sometimes have obsessive compulsive thoughts?

But not a part of BD: There really is nothing to keep a person from having elements of all sorts of things. You can have diabetes and arthritis, right? Some oc thinking may be below diagnostic level, or it may meet the criteria. Mood swings can be below bipolar, too. The important thing is to find the best techniques to live a good life. A good therapist can help you understand yourself (more important than labels!). ...Read more

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How to tell if I am developing ocd. (obsessive compulsive disorder)?

Observe: Ocd has symptoms which range from mild to completely incapacitating. If you are experiencing anxiety and behaviors which are distressing and starting to interfere with your life then get an evaluation. ...Read more

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How to tell for sure if I have obsessive-compulsive disorder or not?

How to tell for sure if I have obsessive-compulsive disorder or not?

Proper diagnosis: Find a mental health provider and get a proper diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are signs of obsessive compulsive disorder?

Need expert help here. What are signs of obsessive compulsive disorder?

Fear of consequences: Of not doing things in a very specific way. The saying "step on a crack break your mother's back" is an example. If you could not tolerate the possibility of stepping on a crack thinking it could actually cause harm. People with ocd would not be able to tolerate stepping on a crack and would avoid it at all costs. ...Read more

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How to tell for sure whether or not I have obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Get Expert 2 Diagnos: See pcp 2rule out any physical conditions. Then consult w/ psychiatrist or clinical psychologist specializing in ocd. Expert can help rule out other problems that may look like or accompany ocd. 2 ensure u get the right doc(s) & most effective treatment(s), research ocd & learn all u can about it. 2nd, learn effective treatments. Start w/the internat'l ocd foundation: httpl//www.Ocfoundation.Org. ...Read more

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Is obsessive christmas disorder related to obsessive-compulsive disorder?

No such thing: There is no such thing as obsessive Christmas disorder mentioned in the DSM. That being said, there are people who take the Christmas spirit and go over the top with it, if you will, but this is not officially diagnosable. ...Read more

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How to overcome obsessive-compulsive disorder?

How to overcome obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Meds; psychotherapy: Get a full psychiatric evaluation to assess for PTSD symptoms, and see if medications are warranted. Next, find a reputable psychotherapist nearby who specializes in PTSD. Generally speaking, meds and psychotherapy together are the best approach. ...Read more

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How to overcome obsessive compulsive disorder?

Strongly recommend: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat OCD. If moderate to severe - would also add in pyschotropic medication. Recommend SSRI at minimum. ...Read more

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What're good jobs for sufferers of obsessive-compulsive disorder?

What're good jobs for sufferers of obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Why Let OCD Limit U?: If you find a job you like to do..Something that you are drawn to & you learn to do, then you'll be more likely to enjoy this part of your life. Enjoying work likely means you'll feel less stress from work. In contrast, if you pick a job just because it's a good match for your ocd, but it's not something you like 2 do, the stress it creates 4you may well make your ocd worse! but learn 2manage ocd! ...Read more

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What is the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder?

Meds and therapy: Meds (usually antianxiety medications, but not always) combined with therapy with a clinician who specializes on OCD is the best combination to treat OCD, typically. ...Read more

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To have obsessive compulsive disorder or fake idiosyncratic traits?

OCD v. idiosyncrasy?: Ocd sufferers experience their symptoms as odd or shameful, and tend to hide them and their suffering. This can be quite different from character quirks, or idiosyncrasies that may not really involve obsession [ driven thoughts] or compulsions [driven, unwanted, behaviors]. Psychobabble is rampant everywhere, and care should be used in "labeling". "label" only to understand, empathize and help, . ...Read more

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Could my mother have obsessive compulsive disorder?

History: There needs to be a comprehensive evaluation by either her primary care physician or a psychiatrist to diagnose the mental health condition. If you are concerned feel free to make an appointment with one. ...Read more