Has anyone been able to control their moderate social anxiety / obsessive compulsive behavior with no drugs?

Treatment Options. Social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder respond well to cognitive-behavioral therapy. Some patients can achieve 100% remission of their symptoms. Check with your physician or your local mental health association for a referral to a mental health professional who specializes in the non-psychopharmacologic treatment of these conditions.

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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...

Could using apps be an obsessive/compulsive behavior?

Not likely. Only if people have intrusive & inappropriate thoughts about the app that cause a lot of distress, and then go on to do some repetitive behavior in response to the obsession in order to prevent or reduce the distress. It's more likely that people could develop a habit of using apps--maybe even a high-frequency-use habit. High frequency behaviors are ok unless they cause problems in life. Read more...

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

Possible OCP or OCD? Habits are behaviors that we do automatically without thinking. They can change only when the person realizes that it is a problem and is willing to replace it with something positive. Neatness is good, however, if a person cannot leave home without cleaning for hours, it may be ocp(obsessive compulsive personality). This is distinct from ocd, which is a medical problem and needs rx with an md. Read more...
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...

I binge but I do not purge. I am emotionally unstable & I believe I have an obsessive compulsive behavior, I pull out & eat my hair. How do I stop?

See a psychiatrist. You are describing an Obsessive Compulsive behavior which includes, compulsive eating, trichotillomania, pulling your hair, anxiety when you try to stop these behavior. This condition can be treated with a combination of medications and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Your PCP can refer you to one. Read more...

Will obsessive compulsive disorder and social anxiety be totally cured and disappear after stopping medication (faverin)?

Not likely. Faverin and medications like it do not totally cure ocd or social anxiety. They help manage the symptoms, which may return after tapering off the drug. Read more...
Cured? In mental health, cures are not common. The medication doesn't cure anything and the therapy helps people manage their symptoms more effectively. Read more...