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I want to know the diffference between OCD and bipolar racing thoughts?

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Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Somewhat alike

Both types of thoughts can feel repetitive and intrusive.
Both can also result in anxiety. However thematically very different. Obsession's are more unwanted and based in fear while manic thoughts are more grandiose and about other things.

In brief: Somewhat alike

Both types of thoughts can feel repetitive and intrusive.
Both can also result in anxiety. However thematically very different. Obsession's are more unwanted and based in fear while manic thoughts are more grandiose and about other things.
Dr. Timothy Re
Dr. Timothy Re
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Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Type of thoughts

The racing thoughts in bipolar disorder tend to be disjointed and jump from idea to idea.
The thoughts in OCD tend to occur around a specific idea or thought.

In brief: Type of thoughts

The racing thoughts in bipolar disorder tend to be disjointed and jump from idea to idea.
The thoughts in OCD tend to occur around a specific idea or thought.
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
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