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Can racing thoughts of severe ocd often be mistaken for bipolar?

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Dr. Matthew Smith
Psychiatry

In brief: Probably not.

OCD thoughts tend to repeat, recur, but not actually race.
If there is racing, then it is likely that bipolar disorder is a factor. This is complicated, but not a complete surprise: the two disorders can be present, and this is not uncommon.

In brief: Probably not.

OCD thoughts tend to repeat, recur, but not actually race.
If there is racing, then it is likely that bipolar disorder is a factor. This is complicated, but not a complete surprise: the two disorders can be present, and this is not uncommon.
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