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How do psychiatrists diagnose ocd?

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In brief: Patterns of...

..Thinking and or behavior. He/she will ask you (often detailed) questions about behavior patterns, for example: must you always ensure that all closet doors are closed before you go to sleep? If you might have left one open, can you out it out of your mind? Or thinking patterns: for example, must you always count silently to 100 if you have a "bad" thought? In ocd such patterns dominate life.

In brief: Patterns of...

..Thinking and or behavior. He/she will ask you (often detailed) questions about behavior patterns, for example: must you always ensure that all closet doors are closed before you go to sleep? If you might have left one open, can you out it out of your mind? Or thinking patterns: for example, must you always count silently to 100 if you have a "bad" thought? In ocd such patterns dominate life.
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Recurrent and persis

Thoughts , impulses, or images that r experienced at some time during the disturbance, as intrusive and inappropriate and that cause marked anxiety or distress.
So if u have experienced this u need to see u pcp and he can refer u to a psychiatrist or psychologist for assesment.

In brief: Recurrent and persis

Thoughts , impulses, or images that r experienced at some time during the disturbance, as intrusive and inappropriate and that cause marked anxiety or distress.
So if u have experienced this u need to see u pcp and he can refer u to a psychiatrist or psychologist for assesment.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: Through an exam

Ocd or obsessive compulsive disorder is diagnosed by taking a thorough history, completing a mental status examination, a neurological exam and reviewing pertinent medical history and medications.
Laboratory or radiological or other studies may also be needed.

In brief: Through an exam

Ocd or obsessive compulsive disorder is diagnosed by taking a thorough history, completing a mental status examination, a neurological exam and reviewing pertinent medical history and medications.
Laboratory or radiological or other studies may also be needed.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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