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OCD

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Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by repetitive behaviors, obsessions, compulsions and anxiety. OCD is often managed through medication and behavioral therapy. Questions about the disorder, its effect and treatment should be placed in this category.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder comes in many shapes and forms. For  me, I did not like ot touch anything. For others, it could range  from scrubbing there hands "clean" and repeating numbers. These are  the compulsions OCD is trying to make someone do. Maybe you find  that you wash your hands a...
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The main difference between the two is that, Asperger's is an  autistic spectrum disorder, a neurological disorder, that you are  either born with or you're not and is not something that can really  ever go away for good. Whereas OCD is a mental illness, an anxiety  disorder, that you're not...
What is referred to sounds like Emetophobia (Fear of vomiting) which is a phobia, not OCD. I am stating this because it is more believed that a phobia can be treated where OCD is less likely, although if you do suffer from severe fear which is almost disabling your normal daily life, you should seek...
Very unlikely and nearly impossible. It is important to seek  treatment from a healthcare professional. i.e psychologist or a  psychiatrist
that would be Disposophobia i didnt know how to spell it so i just copyed itDisposiphobia wold be eaxctly the opposite of a fear of clutter - its a compulsion to clutter. So, its not the right answer
Simple answer. Because they are compulsively obsessive about everything!
Compulsive feelings are internal urges that are hard to resist.  This is what people with OCD deal with.    For instance, some people are obsessed with germs, and whenever  they feel dirty they feel a compulsion to wash their hands. We  might think this is natural, but for someone with OCD,...
Yes. OCD has existed for centuries, if not millenia. It is only  recently that its set of symptoms has been given a name in the DSM  (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual - of Mental Disorders).
Yes it can with therapy group therapy meds and much more!
The best way to beat this disorder is to try to reduce the anxiety that can cause from not giving into your behaviors.
  No. Symptoms of OCD involve obsessive and compulsive behaviour. It is a psychiatric problem, not a physical one that could be seen in an MRI.
Symptoms may include repetitive handwashing; extensive http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Compulsive_hoarding; preoccupation with http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Sexual_obsessions or aggressive impulses, or with particular religious beliefs; aversion to odd numbers; and nervous habits, such as opening a door...
Yes, a lot of people diagnosed with OCD also are diagnosed with  other anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder and major depressive  disorder.
  i am 35 yr f 5'31/2. I weighed 158lbs when i first started taking 20mg adderrall xr and 10mg lexapro. Its been 6 1/2 weeks since i began, I now weigh 142 Lbs. You may lose your appetite and get very tired in the evening. I have no problems sleeping at all. I do not have OCD. I was diagnosed...
It could be, however, a diagnosis needs to be made by a healthcare  professional. i.e psychologist or a psychiatrist.
No, however, in individuals diagnosed with OCD, when faced with an  obsession, you can say that the compulsion that one performs as a  response to the obsession is a coping mechanism used to reduce the  anxiety and distress initially caused by the presence of the  obsession.
actually,no. you will know if you have OCD because you will need everything a certain way, or be afraid of certain things. OCD is not a joke it is a serious health and mental condition so stop playing around, it isn't funny.
how many people in the world suffer from ocd
Marijuana causes a lovely, relaxed mood while you are getting high (which is the short arm of the curve) and irritability, anxiety and bad feelings while it is wearing off (the long arm of the curve.) In Bipolar individual, this makes the tendency to mood swings WORSE, and pretty much invalidates...
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is what OCD is shortened from.
Some people just enjoy washing their hair and have a need to have it clean. If you see the same thing happening with other things though, then I would maybe check with your doctor to see if you might have some kind of OCD.
  The best way of dealing with someone who has OCD has been suggested by research to be gradual exposure. For example, if they had problems touching something seen as "contaminated", a tissue for example, you could gradually encourage them to touch something touched by the tissue until they get...
CHOP HIS FINGERS OFF, that'll teach the little brat!
20 milligrams of fluoxetine. which is a type of selective serotonin uptake inhibitor.
well, i used to take lexapro, because i have OCD, now i am on zoloft. but, if you really want to know if lexapro will help, ask your doctor.http://www.lexaprosideeffectshelp.com/
There is a huge difference between PTSD and OCD. PTSD appears usually after some extremely stressful in a bad way event, for example a murder. Whilst, OCD can occur even with slightly heightened stress levels.
Try to think about your actions before you do them. I just finished reading a Howie Mandel auto biography and he tells you all about it. I don't have OCD but to control impulses try to think about it before you take action.
There are no subtypes of OCD, but OCD can manifest in dif. ways... Ppl with OCD fall into categories such as: checkers (obsessively checking to ensure everything is in order), counters, savers (saving unneeded things that are no longer useful), etc.
Unfortunately, no, it's not. :(
OCD is a chronic illness. It is a chemical imbalance in your brain  that you are born with and that lasts your whole life. Medications  and treatments are available to help, but OCD never quite goes  away, unfortunately
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yes, i have had it for awhile. it's utterly horrible and consuming of the most important part of yourself--your faith. it hurts to pray because a little voice in your head will say something blasphemous or you will have to repeat and beg God for forgiveness 800 times before it feels ok again when in...
People with OCD aren't perfect at everything! but they tend to be perfectionists, not al of them but some (depending on the type of OCD ) for example books neatly lined up or things stacked up neatly, on the other hand not all people with OCD are orderly they can be quite the opposite, infact...
A good psychiatrist is going to try very hard not to make you uncomfortable, not to be judgmental, and will probably not get into the "therapy" part (the "why" part) on the first visit. They will want to understand the "what" -- what are the behaviors that are troubling you, what you feel if you...
Yes, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD is a characterised mental illness as defined by the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), ICD (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems), and other manuals on mental disorders.
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No, it is a mental disorder. See a doctor.
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Can I just point out that not all of these apply to everyone with OCD. Everyone is different and therefore habits very from person to person. cleaninghand washingchecking - such as checking that doors are locked, or that the gas or a tap is offcountingordering and arranginghoardingasking for...
OCD--obsessive compulsive disorder is curable. firs get into a therapy group, and discuss your feelings with others who also have this disorder. your psychiatrist will give you medications for OCD, and suggest behavior modification therapy with you also. there is hope for obsessive compulsive...
OCD is a mental disability so it affects the brain.
  You need to get him some specialized professional help immediately. Contact your local mental health association to see what resources might be available in your area. The pharmacology alone could be causing problems, and there are hints of schizophrenia in what you have written. As I'm...
No that is just one of the disorders. You can be ocd over just about anything.
Yes, you should. OCD needs to be treated by a professional as a person cannot handle it by themselves and measures need to be taken as sooner as possible, because after all this disorder is liable to control.
OCD is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It is when something has to be entirely correct or to your particular way of liking it. Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder brought on by a stimulus, example. flying. It causes panic attacks. OCD is not detrimental to your health. It just may cause you to seem...
There is NO CLEAR history. Notions of OCD have been present since the middle ages, often called "insanity" & people were put into mental assylums.In the 1900's the mental illness became effical.
OCD has helped in my career as an accountant. I have great attention to detail, extensive ability to focus. I'm pretty good at seeing see relationships between numbers and find patterns in statistics. I can recall facts and figures from several years past. I also keep at a problem until it is solved...
It depeds on what medication your prescribed, but you could always ask your doctor or pharmasist but personally mine is not too expensive.
Yes infact I would prefer an OCD mechanic or doctor as they tend to be very thorough
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Leonardo DiCaprio and David Beckham are particularly well known ones but others include: Martin Scorsese and Billy Bob Thornton.
Yes. He mentions this in his video "50 Things
Some people have OCD and they don't have Bipolar disorder, but, they can get extremely irritated with their OCD which enables them to get annoyed and angry. Some people who do have OCD, do also suffer from Bipolar disorder, but not all people.
Usually, it does. However, that depends a lot on whether it is treated in some way or not.
The more viable option is the have them examined to see if it is in fact Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or another anxiety or obsessive disorder such as Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa which has yet to fully manifest itself. From there seeking medical and psychiatric help would be the best option for...
There are many medications, from SSRI's to anticonvulsants to tricyclic antidepressants that can provide a lot of help for sufferers of OCD. A psychiatrist can help decide on a treatment and prescribe these medications.  You can take meds for OCD such as Paxil, Prozac, and Zoloft but you would need...
when first one feels have something wrong with...oh, yea, then found out has OCD!
Yes cats can get OCD. They get very very crazy and spin in circles and jump on things in a crazy manner. They can get very aggressive and try to bite you. This can be very dangerous because cats have a disease that turns your skin red and splotchy and it gets very itchy!
A girl begins acting in plays but can't go on stage until she washes her hands five times and walks around the building three times.
It is when you have an intrusive thought that won't get relieved  until you act on it. For example, "If I don't wash my hands right  now, I will get a deadly disease that I can spread to my whole  family..." This causes a person with OCD to act on their thought,  hence the obsessive COMPULSION...
The biggest difference between OCD and OCPD is the presence of true obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions and compulsions are not present in OCPD.
OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), is a disorder that is uncontrolable depending on the level of it. It is a struggle, an urge to have things perfect. I have OCD and I can't help it, I have to have literally everything perfect and I don't hate OCD because it keeps me right most of the time. Like I...
work at it. that means develop outside interests.
  I DO think so. I have had it ever since i was a little girl, and here were/are my symptoms.   -panic attacks   -constant worrying   -making everything in order. For me, everything sort of has to be in a pyramid formation, but in most cases, it is more along the whole straight line...
Yes ocd is a mental problem, what else could it be? Xrays of the brain show ocd.
Maybe if you self harm because of it, yes.
  Be an adult apologize and talk it out.
There is no way to get rid of OCD completely but you may take medication to help with the symptoms.
It could cause you to commit suicide.
Obsessive Compulsive symptoms are always aggrevated by stress. Being mosested is certainly a stressful event! People with OCD respond very well to cognitive therapy to retrain their compulsive habits into more "normal" habits. They also might benefit from medications such as Paxil.
it would help u sleep, that's for sure! lol
Kleptomania is frequently thought of as being a part of obsessive-compulsive disorder, since the irresistible and uncontrollable actions are similar to the frequently excessive, unnecessary and unwanted rituals of OCD. Some individuals with kleptomania demonstrate hoarding symptoms that resemble...
OCD is a condition where you literally are obsessive about something and has to be done your way and by you, you have to do certain thing either before or after you do something. These things you do are either part of your daily routine or your routine of that task. Sometimes its just the way...
A person can both inherit it or acquire it.
Other alternative treatments for OCD are intended to lower the patient's anxiety level; some are thought to diminish the compulsions themselves.
Their obsessions can create psychotic state of minds, and a whole bunch of other things, if not cured for, in a long time.
Obsessive-compulsive behaviors can negatively impact a child's performance at school if they are time-consuming or distracting
Yes, there are. They depend on the compulsions a person has - hand washing, counting, ordering, etc.
No. obsessive-compulsive disorder is not good because it is a disorder. it is an anxiety disorder characterized primarily by intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive rituals (compulsions). usually the person has no control over these thoughts and rituals although they consider them as...
Common obsessive thoughts in OCD include: . Fear of being contaminated by germs or dirt or contaminating others . Fear of causing harm to yourself or others . Intrusive sexually explicit or violent thoughts and images . Excessive focus on religious or moral ideas . Fear of losing or not having...
OCD cannot be classified as insanity. It IS a mental problem but not as severe as schizophrenia for example.