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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.
There are 3 separate issues in this question: a disability, an outdated resume, and lack of education. The outdated resume can be addressed by going to many good online, free resume services and updating/creating same. This should be done right away. References are also critical and at least 3 peop…
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I don't believe that the Strattera causes OCD symptoms, and it's possible that the hair pulling is not OCD, but possibly a Tic Disorder. My son was diagnosed by a neurologist at five to have a tic disorder (at that time snorting) and ADHD. To treat the ADHD, the Doc prescribed meds like Ritalin and …
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I'm not sure, but I've used Strattera for some months. I've OCD myself, and Strattera hasn't helped me with this problem.But neither have medications like Lexapro, Efexor or Zoloft.The only stuff I find helpful is bezos like Aprazolam or Diazepam. They just make me a little less conserned about thin…
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Prolonged, repeated, and severe abuse can cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD may include obsessive (intrusive) thoughts and compulsive acts.
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The two disorders are sometimes co-morbid (they can appear together).
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The main difference between them is that people with depression experience only depression, whereas people afflicted by bipolar disorder experience both depression and hypomania or mania. When someone is depressed they often link everything to being their fault and often feel like suicide. Whereas,…
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OCD is caused by a gene that regulates how much serotonin is released into the brain. In people with OCD, this gene is different, and causes to much serotonin into the brain. This causes the disturbing, recurrent thoughts(obsessions) or "NEED" to figure out a problem. and then the debilitating habit…
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%DETAILS%%FOLLOWUPS% If you feel that you or your siblings needs psychriatric help, then you should speak to a psychologist or psychiatrist. When you speak to either of these professionals, everything said within the session is completely confidential. If you or one of your siblings have a mental…
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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 …
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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 t…
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Obsession Compulsive DisorderObsessive Compulsive Disorder, otherwise known as OCD is when someone is overly obsessive with some act, or task and such. It could be general:Like a clean houseColor coordinating clothesOr it could be specific: Washing you handsLocking a doorTo be "obsessive" refers to …
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The opposite of ADD or ADHD is OCD. The brain is split into hemispheres. Between the two hemispheres, there is a gland that transmits information back and forth between the two sides. The frontal lobe is the part of the brain that controls personality, attention, and the ability to make wise decisi…
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You really need to be seen by a licensed professional if you suspect you suffer from OCD. I have OCD, and while therapies are helpful in reducing my stress and helping me cope with "spikes" in my OCD, I also have to take medication. There is a biological component to the disease, meaning that it's n…
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Trichotillomania is an impulse control disorder that is mostly attributed to other personality disorders like depression, anxiety, etc. although there is no "true" cause.An impulse control disorder where you pull out your own hair.
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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…
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Common obsessive thoughts in OCD include: Fear of being contaminated by germs or dirt or contaminating othersFear of causing harm to yourself or othersIntrusive sexually explicit or violent thoughts and imagesExcessive focus on religious or moral ideasFear of losing or not having things you might n…
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When a relationship is built it was near one who knows the other very well. Depression Anxiety and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) never occur overnight nor do they suddenly reach such a stage where the brain stops thinking by itself. When GOD created human beings, I mean when the first seed of…
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
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Some symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder are: fear of dirt, germs, and contamination fear of self-harm/hurting others unwarranted sexually explicit or violent thoughts and images fear of loss need for order and symmetry heightened superstition continuous double-checking constant fear for the…
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Mental disorders are a tricky thing. You can convince yourself you have one thing, and it is really something else, something more serious, or nothing at all. If you think you are having a mental issue, it is best to talk to your doctor. They can get you going to the right places. Some OCD symtoms…
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OCD is not a real illness. We call it that to avoid the fact that you are addicted to something. The best way to end an addiction is to slowly lull yourself away from what you're addicted to. If you're addicted to washing your hands 5 times an hour, try washing them 4 times a lot, and a bit less the…
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is affecting about 2% of the population but more or less equal with the amount of males and females have it.
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I think I've had OCD since I was 8. I think I might have OCD but I don't think my parents believe me cuz theyv seen sum of the habits I have and they tell me its something else like when I blink a lot at certain things they tell me I need to moisture my eyes. Blinking and breathing and looking up to…
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There are several different classes of psychiatric medicines used to treat OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder). One of the classes of medicines that is known to have the least incidences of side effect or discontiuation are the SSRIs. Two of them are more prominently known for OCD. THese two are Zol…
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This question is best answered by a psychiatrist who is knowledgeable about multiple diagnoses. The point of these medications is to help us feel better. I can share my experience, but I cannot recommend specific medications, since I am not a medical doctor. I do recommend that you see both a psychi…
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in ocd people's inner self compel him/her to do the same thing again and again and the effect was that patient was disturbed all the time .he/she not concentrate their full attention to their task and was constantly thinking abut that act.sometime patient has hallucinations and sometime he/she has i…
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Try to "live with" the obsessions without performing the compulsions. For example, if you are obsessed with hand washing, stop washing your hands until the obsession goes away or if you feel the need to recheck locked windows, doors etc., force yourself not to. This can be difficult, but if you work…
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No not really, but look up some of the negative effects of marijuana and then think about it for a while. If you are OCD it could possibly make it worse, it could also calm you down a bit. One time isn't going to make much of a difference, but habitual use will really take an effect and make it hard…
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genetics....usually there are traces of it in your familys history. if there isn't traces, either it had never been diagnosed or the chromozones of your parents combined together could create it.
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No, there is no cure for OCD. There are, however, many treatment options including therapy (exposure and ritual prevention), and drugs (SSRIs). These can greatly reduce OCD but are not proven to cure it completely.
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OCD can never fully be cured it can only be controlled to an almost unnoticeable level.
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I am not a medical professional, nor have I done research on this question, but I am a person who has been diagnosed with each of these things. First off, I think that it is a result of brain chemistry, even the "social anxiety" (that sounds as if it's behavioral.) The reason I say this is that both…
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I am 99 % sure it can come from experiences that scar people, but i know for sure that ocd can run in the family. I would say that the person that wrote the answer above is somewhat correct. Some of the time OCD begins from expiriences, but not all. A close family member and I bot has OCD and it was…
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some common signs of OCD are: - checking things over and over (such as if the stove is turned off, if the doors are locked) - having to touch or do things a certain number of times (turn the lights on exactly 4 times, etc.) - constantly worrying about whether or not things are sanitary/clean
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The best type of therapy for OCD is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). The cognitive aspect of therapy helps the client to learn new ways of thinking about their environment..especially about things that are viewed as threats; it helps with obsessive thoughts. The behavioral aspect teaches the cl…
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While this would vary slightly from person to person, it should probably take about a maximum of two weeks for it to get up to the full effect. Your doctor should've started you off at 20mg or so (a low dosage) so the effects might not be entirely noticeable at first.
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Taking antidepressants such as Zoloft can help. just ask your doctor. Therapy is another option. cognitive-behavioral therapy
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Very unlikely and nearly impossible. It is important to seek treatment from a healthcare professional. i.e psychologist or a psychiatrist
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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
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Yes it can with therapy group therapy meds and much more!
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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…
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is what OCD is shortened from.
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20 milligrams of fluoxetine. which is a type of selective serotonin uptake inhibitor.
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Sonya and Sara.
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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/
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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 disord…
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u go 2 the docs
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Go to https://www.kaiserpermanente.org/ and type in "publications" in the search box. You then have to pick the area you live in.
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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.
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when first one feels have something wrong with...oh, yea, then found out has OCD!
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it would help u sleep, that's for sure! lol
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go for intensive therapy until your OCD is suppressed...also maybe some zoloft
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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 unreason…
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you get wrinkly ballz and you get the urge to do a dance without your clothes on.
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Opinions from WikiAnswerers Well... you can look at this question two different ways... either you can think that Kate has OCD or that she just likes things to be clean and not live in a pigsty. Kate has many children as you all know. With 8 growing kids and many toys the Gosselin house can get v…
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a firend of mine does it. she over writes a bunch of times to make it bold. it doesnt matter what word it is or anything just as she writes she will do it to some words, just all though out her paper.a firend of mine does it. she over writes a bunch of times to make it bold. it doesnt matter what wo…
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If you find yourself uncomfortable with certain types of numbers (e.g. prime, odd) If you fuss about germs.If you constantly make sure that everything is in ORDER, like the car doors that should be locked, the computer that should be unplugged...
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There is no cure for OCD. It usually shows it's first symptoms in adolescence and lasts for life. For many sufferers it starts to ease up in adulthood. You can only treat it's symptoms with either behavioral therapy, medication or both. Surgery and implants in brain can cure extreme cases , such sur…
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OCD can be helped by medication but is mainly treated by therapy and counselling which helps to rebuild self esteem and confidence and gets peoples life back on track. Please rate best answer and recommend! XxX
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If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), you may feel you are the only person facing the difficulties of this illness. But you are not alone. In the United States, 1 in 50 adults have OCD, and twice that many have had it at some point in their liv…
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anxiety disorder characterized by: Obsessions are defined as thoughts, impulses, or images that persist and recur, so that they cannot be dismissed from the mind. Obsessions often seem senseless (ego-dystonic) to the individual who experiences them, although they still cause the individual to expe…
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The Reliv company does not say it does. If it did, the company would advertise that fact. Also, no clinical trials were ever conducted to see if it helps with OCD.
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$1800 for both hocks - at UPEI.
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You can get a prescription from your doctor
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You cant get it, really. Usually, its from birth. You have to inherit it. (I have OCD, so yeah)
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Don't worry this isn't going to be a boring non-helpful speech, i have ocd issues, but not the actual thing. If you are worried that you don't feel clean, well listen to this then. you are clean, you are just making yourself feel heavy you know what i mean? Think about all the people living on the s…
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There is technically no exact term or definition to "nervosa" in the English language. For the context is is commonly used in, nervosa generally applies to the fact that something affects either the nervous system, mind / thoughts / mental capacity or reasoning, or influences the body through the mi…
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a lot of people (i hav ocd)
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Neither the Intelligence, nor the Military Forces would accept a person with anything that is classified as a mental illness.
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From my expierence with OCD ( they categorized me in the severe range ) there were two treatment options: There is a form of therapy that forces you to do the things that OCD makes uncomfortable, eventually numbing you to this, and there are pills you can take, for example Fluoxitine.
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It would depend on your Girlfriend's I.Q if you have confidence in your girl go to a doctor. But first ask she thinks you have OCD.
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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a form of anxiety disorder. It is noted by obsessions (persistent thoughts that produce fear, and general anxiety), and compulsions (repetitive behavior that is done by the individual in order to temporarily relieve obsessions). OCD is a fairly common disorder,…
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You function the best you can.
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Obsessive disorder is a mental disorder in which purposeless and annoying thoughts keep entering our conscious mind repeatedly. In compulsive disorder purposeless and annoying movements keep repeating. The wrong approach to the disorder: OCD is a highly misunderstood mental disorder. The obsessive t…
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Yeah, Definitely you should be able to qualify. Sorry about the autism man... that must be a hard condition to live with. I have ADHD and OCD tendencies, thank god I can speak to other people in an intelligent manner though.
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Some autism symptoms can mimic OCD. We don't yet know enough about either disorder to say that they are or are not connected in any way.
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I have a friend who has done very well as a legal clerk since he copies and organizes files for lawyers. He said the worst job he ever had was as a janitor since he kept redoing the floors. You may need help with a job development expert to determine the best job duties since OCD varies so widely.
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If your OCD is bad enough you can get disability. But you need to be going to a therapist. That way they can verify the severity of your OCD.
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i have ocd, and i am sorry to say, ocd doesnt just go away, and u never grow out of it, but u can see a therapist to help u, and seeing a therapist can make u have better control, so it seems like it stops, but not always.
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by distressing intrusive thoughts that cause the sufferer to carry out certain behaviors to reduce the anxiety caused by the thoughts. However Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder characterized by intense periods of depression followe…
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Bipolar disease refers to someone who has sudden and severe mood swings. They have no control over these emotions and are sometimes very irrational during these times.OCD, aka Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, refers to someone who is obsessive about something. These people need to do repetitive things…
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yes it is possible. Bipolar is very difficult to diagnose, especially in teens. Bipolar has similar aspects as ocd. infact Bipolar has many other traits similar to many,many other disorders, that's why it is so hard to diagnose. But yes it is possible. hope this helps
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It can be an effective reliever to the symptoms of OCD and has no side effects on your body unlike most of the drugs prescribed by physicians for the treatment of OCD. That being said, marijuana is still a drug and should not be abused. I myself use marijuana recreationaly and although the drug does…
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Isolation, Undoing, reaction formation are the main three defence mechanisms for OCD. Magical thinking is another mechanism associated with OCD.
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OCD interferes with not only a child's routine but every sufferer's daily routine as the compulsions you are driven to perform take a lot of time and energy.
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he got it supposedly around age 14-15 maybe sooner or later it's hard to tell. Nobody can tell when it started. as soon as you show symptoms and a doctor tell you after a few tests then you know.
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There is a strong genetic component to OCD.
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Mood disorders, also called affective disorders, are a group of illnesses that have as their distinguishing characteristic an experience of mood that is unusual for the circumstances. Common mood disorders include bipolar disorder, depression, postpartum depression, cyclothymia, schizoaffective diso…
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The tendency toward OCD is thought to be hereditary. Having it in the family, however, is not a guarantee that an individual will develop such issues.
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an emotional condition brought about by imbalances in brain chemistry. It is often treatable, and does not mean that the person is "crazy," or mentally impaired. Think of it as sort of like being afraid of snakes. It may not make sense to you, but it isn't your prob…
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if you have ocd you do things more than once a lot
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There are some effective treatments available for OCD. The modalities vary, and you should discuss the issue with a mental health professional who has a lot of experience with OCD. You may need to contact a nearby university medical center or large metropolitan hospital to find a specialist.
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Often with thoughts or obsessions that seem impossible to control, particularly when there are compulsions or impulses telling you to do something over and over even though you know that they have already been done. There is often wrenching anxiety that seems like it cannot be relieved unless the ta…
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yes it makes you more calm
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You must have symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in order to have it. This disorder is a comonoly misunderstood condition, often being excused as just being "clean". In reality, this is just part of the disorder. It also includes commiting repeditive rituals to prevent something "bad" from ha…
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