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Can OCD be worsened with depression?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: OCD & depression

Ocd and depression quite often coexist in a person.
It may not be all that important to figure out which influences which since they might be equally influencing each other. But the continuous stress a person endures due to her/his OCD might trigger depression, which in turn may worsen the symptoms of the ocd. For some that have ocd, the depression may actually cause them to be more depressed.

In brief: OCD & depression

Ocd and depression quite often coexist in a person.
It may not be all that important to figure out which influences which since they might be equally influencing each other. But the continuous stress a person endures due to her/his OCD might trigger depression, which in turn may worsen the symptoms of the ocd. For some that have ocd, the depression may actually cause them to be more depressed.
Dr. Michio Abe
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

When people are deeper into depression they have a tendency to go to the things that give them comfort.
These are usually features of their OCD issues.

In brief: Yes

When people are deeper into depression they have a tendency to go to the things that give them comfort.
These are usually features of their OCD issues.
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: OCD

Quite likely; I cannot see how the symptoms of OCD would remain unimpacted by depression.
Usually OCD has its emotional bases in fear or anger, and depression could aggravate symptoms easily.

In brief: OCD

Quite likely; I cannot see how the symptoms of OCD would remain unimpacted by depression.
Usually OCD has its emotional bases in fear or anger, and depression could aggravate symptoms easily.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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