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Oboe: Starting to play oboe, rigoutat, oboe player
rigoutat, oboe player, intermediate model: Dean Renting depends a lot on the dealers around in your town, although you can rent of course from a dealer far away. The main consideration is a highly respectable dealer who will look after you and rent new instruments that actually work! I don t exaggerate...

Oboe: Sticky keys, silver cleaning, sticky keys
silver cleaning, sticky keys, silver plating: HI again Interesting responses. Thanks Another thought has occurred to me and that is to carefully stick small bits of adhesive paper on the keys. I know a very famous clarinet player who has her keys covered in postage stamp edging. It is sticky and...

Oboe: Strange things., oboe teacher, cigarette paper
oboe teacher, cigarette paper, finger pad: Dear T J I think that the oboe needs checking out. If you look at the F sharp link which closes the G sharp pad when you press the key down (to play F sharp) it should only just grip a cigarette paper placed between it and the cork. If it is too tight it...

Oboe: Summer programs for Oboists, jeff lyman, shore conservatory
jeff lyman, shore conservatory, nancy ambrose king: Dear Tiff I am assuming that you live in the USA from your use of the word programs for Summer Schools or Courses, as we call them in the UK where I hang out! Two that stand out for me from my researches are Lucarelli Master Class June 3 - 8 T Falls...

Oboe: No serial number, west yorkshire uk, oboe teacher
west yorkshire uk, oboe teacher, woodwind shop: Hello Liz, It is possible that the stamp “Cranmorne & Co.” was a distributor or Buffet made the oboes and Cranmorne & Co. stamped their name on it like an in-house instrument. Regardless of these possibilities, trying to find out about the instrument is...

Oboe: shaper tips, rigoutat, great reputation
rigoutat, great reputation, gilbert 2: Jennifer This is really a little outside my expertise as I have no experience of these tips playing in Europe. We tend to use broader tips generally here and don t come across these American shapes very often. The Gilbert 2 and -2 is used having said that!...

Oboe: sharp oboe!, trinity college of music, marigaux
trinity college of music, marigaux, kreul: Dear Jade If the oboe is in tune with itself then there are one or two things to try. Certainly inserting a ferrule into the reed socket isn t the answer. This used to happen regularly with the Kreul oboes a good few years ago when they were very popular....

Oboe: solos, russian christmas, freak out
russian christmas, freak out, nerves: Dear Heather, I m sorry it took me longer to answer this question. I was on vacation for a few weeks. Anyway, I ve had many solos in my career and you will always get nervous. But, to help your nerves you have to be confident in yourself. this goes for all...

Oboe: getting sound out of the oboe, clarinet player, full of hot air
clarinet player, full of hot air, embouchure: Bill, Sorry for the late reply. Unlike other woodwinds, the oboe is a lot more difficult to blow into, with the embouchure (mouth formation), the exact stream of air, and the way to breathe in. This is what I am learning right now with my teacher, to a...

Oboe: Should we spend on repairs?, student oboe, music college
student oboe, music college, oboes: Dear Karen As much as you love you Bundy Selmer oboe I would put your money into a new student or intermediate oboe like a Buffet 4052 or a Howarth S20. These are new designs and believe me they do work very well. Better tuning and easier to play. They...

Oboe: sticky pads, cigarette paper, sticky pads
cigarette paper, sticky pads, sticky pad: Hello, For the sticky pad I would first try putting cigarette paper underneath the key and press down on the key a couple of times. If that fails to solve the problem, try buying a little brush to fit underneath the key and remove any dirt that might be causing...

Oboe: stuck, o ring, handkerchief
o ring, handkerchief, staples: Dear Nicole Bad news! Easiest way is to grip the tube (staple) with a handkerchief or small cloth and rock it slightly from side to side with your strongest hand pulling gently upwards as you do so. I mention strongest hand to take into account whether you...

Oboe: who is more suitable to play an oboe??, saxophone player, theory background
saxophone player, theory background, embouchure: Dear ying2 It is difficult for me to decide whether your teacher is right or wrong about his choice. Teachers are funny old folks sometimes and make choices for all manner of different reasons, some of them not easy to understand. I know I have been a teacher!...

Oboe: Tempo Markings?, bar phrases, sonata in a minor
bar phrases, sonata in a minor, guide hope: Dear Oliver A most curious marking indeed. My edition which is pretty old and not very good from a French publisher just mentions Vivace. It must be your edition that feels it necessary to ask you not to play the last movement too quickly! Which one...

Oboe: Thinking of Oboe, solo tunes, cello lessons
solo tunes, cello lessons, oboists: Hi Aric what are some things that a person could look forward to with playing the Oboe, like college and stuff? Taking on the oboe would certainly be a challenge. What you could look forward to in an orchestra for starters, is a solist role. The...

Oboe: Triebert Oboes, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, talk21 com: Dear Suzie Is it possible to send me some photos of the instrument? I will be better able to advise you perhaps on age and value. It might be interesting to try an advert in the British Double Reed Society Journal for which I manage the advertising....

Oboe: Trouble with D-F for beginning oboe player, little fingers, octave key
little fingers, octave key, strange note: Hello Dave, The blowing across the reed concept sounds counterintuitive but it helps to direct the air and give the tone a ring or a spin that oboists crave. There are a couple of concepts that might help, imagine that the air is being aimed right behind...

Oboe: teachers, finger dexterity, oboe teacher
finger dexterity, oboe teacher, ego trip: Jordan Hi! I m sorry I ve been away playing this week-end so I m a bit late! First I would seek recommendation from other pupils of theirs. The fact they have a degree or a diploma in oboe is not a recommendation in itself, as I m sure you well know....

Oboe: left & right thumb, hand thumb, octave keys
hand thumb, octave keys, opposition group: Hi Jordan again You are quite right to give the RH a shake periodically after playing a while. This certainly helps as you have noticed. The position of the thumb is again straight. The same principle applies with the curved and open hand position. The...

Oboe: tongue, vowel sound, old brain
vowel sound, old brain, breath support: More good questions! When you play a long note the tongue lies in the floor of your mouth. But...the back of the tongue changes its position according to the register that you are playing. If you are playing in the low register say an AW in which the tongue...

Oboe: more tonguing, mouth shape, tip of the tongue
mouth shape, tip of the tongue, air stream: Jordan Here I am again! Sorry that I had to swiftly leave my desk this morning. The answer to your question is yes - I think. It is very hard to know exactly what is going on inside the mouth of course and my perception may be different from yours...

Oboe: top a oboe fingering, john woolrich, octave key
john woolrich, octave key, finger plate: Dear James Top A s are a gamble! So many variables but what works on my S5 using a medium length scrape of reed with not too much taken out of it is all the threes! Third finger left hand, third finger right hand and third octave key. That s the rule...

Oboe: Out of tune, oboe reed, jaw alignment
oboe reed, jaw alignment, upper teeth: Hello Sara --- Sharpness can be caused by: 1) Excessive embouchure pressure, i.e. BITING. 2) Excessively CLINCHED THROAT when playing. To describe this, sing any pitch in the middle of your vocal range and then without stopping, slowly raise the...

Oboe: tuner&metronome, korg tm40, metronome
korg tm40, metronome, seiko: Dear Jordan, If I was buying a metronome I would probably buy a Sabine. But, there is also another good grand called Seiko. The Seiko SMP20 tuner-metronome is a really good choice. It is about $150. It really depends on if you want a high quality one or just...

Oboe: tuning my oboe, hairline fracture, hairline crack
hairline fracture, hairline crack, double reed: Hello nickydicky, There could be a couple of factors as to why the oboe is not in tune. One, the reed that you have been playing may be cracked or too open. Any crack- and by crack I mean an almost imperceptible, hairline fracture in one of the blades can...

Oboe: tuning an oboe, church organ, oboe
church organ, oboe, pitch: Hello Ann, Yes, it is possible to make your oboe play more sharp or flat. If you make you own reeds, use the pitch of the organ for your reference note. For instance, if the pitch of the organ is A-442, then set your tuner to the pitch by calibrating your...

Oboe: What type of Marigaux is this and what is it's value?, marigaux oboe, photobucket
marigaux oboe, photobucket, mr bridge: Dear Ole Thanks for your kind remarks. If you send your serial number to Marigaux via their website they will probably give you the date of its manufacture. From their lists I would guess that it was made in 1973/74. They list number 8500 starts in 1977...

Oboe: UNWANTED gurgling noise in lower range, oboe player, gurgle
oboe player, gurgle, embouchure: Megan This does sound very strange indeed! Have you tried mouth moistening your reed instead of soaking in a pot of water? You could try this method,say as you put your oboe together keeping the reed in your mouth. Do I assume that every reed has this problem?...

Oboe: Unable to play low C,B, Bflat, finger key, cigarette paper
finger key, cigarette paper, hand key: Paul What an absolute pain! If you got your oboe from a dealer then it should have been checked before it went to you. I hope that you asked your teacher or another pro player to try it in order to verify that it was fit for purpose as the jargon has...

Oboe: Uneven Intonation, loree oboes, pad height
loree oboes, pad height, acoustic qualities: HI Harold Your oboe would be about thirty years old by my reckoning and I wonder when it was last given a good expert refurbishment. Sometimes problems such as these are ameliorated by decent padding and air tightness. Often though they aren t! The other...

Oboe: Universities, united world colleges, martin schuring
united world colleges, martin schuring, boston conservatory: Hi Gabriel It is always difficult to recommend these places as things change from year to year sometimes and what was once good deteriorates and vice versa. Be realistic about your chances but if you are a real high flyer then I would try Oberlin, Juillard...

Oboe: Upgrade or just more practice?, double reed society, british double reed society
double reed society, british double reed society, talk21 com: Katherine I think before you invest in a new oboe maybe seek out a good teacher. If you have a teacher of course I m sure they will happily advise you about the advisability of a new instrument. Having said that though, I m sure that a new oboe will...

Oboe: Upgrading my oboe, whistles and bells, dear lorraine
whistles and bells, dear lorraine, bells and whistles: Dear Lorraine The Howarth S5 is a good instrument but since the early 90s they have got very much heavier as the walls were made thicker. This helps give it the dark sound of course. Lighter instruments which are of lovely quality are made mainly by...

Oboe: Upgrading my oboe, english instruments, professional instrument
english instruments, professional instrument, bulgheroni: Hello Rachel, I think the first thing I should probably tell you is that if you ask 10 oboists for their opinions you will get 13 answers, so keep in mind that my recommendations for instruments is my own and may not be shared by many others. The other thing...

Oboe: Used Loree Royal, marigaux oboe, gary armstrong
marigaux oboe, gary armstrong, symphony orchestras: Hi Sheryl I have a Rigoutat which I played on for a number of years until it wore out! It was an Evolution model. The new Expression is a good oboe but some still prefer the Classic model and in the orchestra the Symphonie. Again there are slight bore...

Oboe: unstable F, f natural, oboes
f natural, oboes, middle c: Dear Sara This can be quite a common problem. Some instruments are more prone than others. If you scrape too much out of the heart you may find the F flies more. The way to try to avoid it is to gradually thin the heart and tip areas in extremely small...

Oboe: Value of oboe, howarth oboe, open holes
howarth oboe, open holes, dual system: Dear Paddy From what you tell me about the system of your oboe it suggests to me that it is an S5 model and not an S2 model. The S2 model has open holes with only a couple of plates for 1st finger RH and 2nd finger left hand. By dual system I assume you...

Oboe: Vibrato?, breath support, abdominal muscles
breath support, abdominal muscles, concept image: Hello Heather --- I am very sorry for being so slow in responding! Please look in the Oboe Question Archives for my previous answers to questions involving breathing, breath support, and vibrato. The best concise description of diaphragm vibrato...

Oboe: vibrating tone, embouchure, vibrato
embouchure, vibrato, diaphragm: This is one big big topic. There are three ways to do it and each has its advocates. Diaphragm pulsing is the commonest way and this gives a rather slow wow- wow- wow to the sound. Practise on 1st octave notes such as top space E natural. Start a pulse from...

Oboe: vibrato help, pitch line, pitch change
pitch line, pitch change, oscillascope: Hello Daniel --- Vibrato is a technique that can be very difficult to describe in the first place and then seemingly impossible for a lot of people to master in the second place. You must start with developing a mental picture of what you want your...

Oboe: vibrato???, leon goossens, dynamic spectrum
leon goossens, dynamic spectrum, mr bridge: Hi Vincent One of my teachers was Leon Goossens the great British oboist who used lots of vibrato. Now his golden rule for it s use was never use it at the quieter end of the dynamic spectrum as it becomes too obtrusive and use more and more of it the...

Oboe: "vintage" Prof. Romeo Orsi oboe, italian opera composers, prof romeo
italian opera composers, prof romeo, professional oboist: Hello Tom, Romeo Orsi was a clarinettist whose developments to the clarinet influenced many of the great Italian opera composers-all you need to do is listen to a passage of a Verdi opera to here that the clarinet was rewarded so well. Later started making...

Oboe: "Warbling" in fifth-line F, finger key, mechanical linkage
finger key, mechanical linkage, f natural: Hello Terry --- Hummmm, fifth line F-natural is the only note on your oboe that does not sound properly? Highly unusual for there to be a problem only with one pitch. Also, you did not say in your inquiry which fingering for F-natural seems to have...

Oboe: Ward & Winterbourne cor anglais, cor anglais, winterbourne
cor anglais, winterbourne, english horn: Hello Sophie, I have never played a Ward & Winterbourne English horn so I am not sure. However, I believe that Ward & Winterbourne instruments are beginner to intermediate instruments. You need to understand that as in life you pay for a label, the oboe...

Oboe: weird B flat, tone quality, oboe
tone quality, oboe, screws: Hey, It could be your reed, or even the weather. Obviously though it could also be because of your instrument, old pads can cause that problem, or anything on the oboe that is out of adjustment. I personally, would take it to a professional, just to ensure...

Oboe: something's wrong, octave keys, finger and thumb
octave keys, finger and thumb, fan shape: Well Dorothy that does sound a pain of problem! There are loads of possible causes. Lets assume that your oboe is in generally good working order, that the pads are seated properly and there is a decent suction on the top joint when you cover the end with...

Oboe: year oboe was made, student oboe, selmer
student oboe, selmer, ball park figure: Hi Karen The serial number is a guide but Selmer s numbers are not readily available to the public I don t think. The number should be found on all three parts of the oboe. It consists of a letter and probably if it is recent a 5 digit number. For example...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: 10 year old with OCD, sentances, thoughs
sentances, thoughs, psychological disorders: It sounds like she has OCD. If you doctor is not aware of this or dismisses you when you are looking at a clear dianosis, I would find another doctor. You can get a referal to psych,someone who specializes in treating psychological disorders such as, OCD....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Bad thoughts, mild headaches, religious convictions
mild headaches, religious convictions, looking for a new job: First of all stresses can bring on illnesses both physical and emotional. In light of what you are describing you need to see your primary care physician and let him or her know what is going on. They should refer you to see a psychiatrist and make the appointment...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: changing thoughts, poor diet, taling
poor diet, taling, hallucinations: All of these questions are best addressed by your medical doctor who should be a psychiatrist. Do not begin to imagine that just because it sounds like you have a symptom that you have the illness. many things can cause hallucinations besides schizophrenia....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: digestive problem, behavioral modification therapy, digestive problem
behavioral modification therapy, digestive problem, ocd: Sandra, i am not familiar with the question you have. I suggest if you have been diagnosed with OCD that you get on some meds for it. Its nothing that can be handled by yourself. Acupuncture is not going to help OCD anymore than speaking with a counselor...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: obsessions about suicide, obsessive thoughts, sake
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: obsessions about suicide, obsessive thoughts, sake, panic anxiety disorder

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD Thoughts, anxiety disorder, obsessive thoughts
anxiety disorder, obsessive thoughts, ruminations: Dear Mac, Yes, OCD thoughts are false. The anxiety you refer to in regards to your life s bad experiences such as being arrested, or failing an exam, or things which you did not accomplish are more in the category of ruminations. I know it can get confusing....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Ocd in relationships, contracting hiv, dear elizabeth
contracting hiv, dear elizabeth, fear of hiv: Dear Elizabeth, Yes, fear of aids is common in OCD. Everyone is afraid of contracting HIV but especially folks with OCD, this can be a very distressing obsession..because it does create some problems when it comes to relationships, so do other obsessions....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: obsessions about suicide, obsessional thoughts, suicidal ideation
obsessional thoughts, suicidal ideation, panic attacks: Dear Shari, You mention your fear about thoughts like I m trapped in this life and no one can help me and then I think about suicide, not in detail and not in plans but in fear, like that will be my only option .....I think you think about suicide as a possible...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd sexual thoughts, men and sex, sexual thoughts
men and sex, sexual thoughts, sexual acts: Hi Bonnie, I understand what you are saying, however it appears it is not OCD. You may not realize, it is most common for young men to fantasize during masturbation. It is all in your head which aren t real. That is normal! As long you not doing anything...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: please help me., floods of tears, protective parents
floods of tears, protective parents, overweight girl: Cliare, I will make some answers in CAPITAL LETTERS SO YOU WILL EASILY SEE MY ANSWERS. I am not shouting. hi, i am starting to get worried about myself and so are my friends. i am becommming obesssive over certain things. i constantly want showers,IF...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: unsure, suicidal thoughts, ocd
suicidal thoughts, ocd, zoloft: Hi Amad, I m glad to hear that the Zoloft is helping you. I can t answer your questions, they are not concerning OCD. And I am not a medical doctor to tell you how long to take Zoloft or if its for you. What counts right now is that the Zoloft is helping...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Mind games, brain thinking process, logic games
brain thinking process, logic games, body blocks: Hi John, Yes I have heard such your experiences often, it is normal! It is not OCD. Mind and logic games are excellent for your brain thinking process. As long it does not affect your social life or employment. You will be just fine. You have a wonderful...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD boyfriend makes me upset, good relationship, wonderful day
good relationship, wonderful day, good friends: Hi, I understand, just follow your own guts and feelings what is best for you. You can t spend on life for him It shows that you are considering to not continue the relationship with him. It could be better for both of you. No, you are not selfish,...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: picky toddler, picky toddler, child psychologist
picky toddler, child psychologist, evaluation tests: Hi, You may be correct, however he is too young to have this early stage or have diagnoses of OCD. My recommendation to take him to pediatrician to have child s doctor refer you to child psychologist for possible evaluation / tests. You have a wonderful...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Coming off medication, strange symptoms, diet exercise
strange symptoms, diet exercise, obsessive thoughts: Hi Megan, I understand your concerns. I am sorry I can t advise you anything regarding to medications because I am not a medical doctor. I strongly suggest you to consult with your doctor about these symptoms, doctor can adjust or change medication for...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: It is a concern??, repeatly, odd behavior
repeatly, odd behavior, compulsions: Hi, Maybe. It depends how long you have been doing it and how do you know it took you about 4 to 5 hours everyday? It is really odd behavior, OCD? I am not going to rule it out yet because OCD is very general. I look forward to hearing from you soon....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: need to win, child psychologist, good sport
child psychologist, good sport, behavior modification: Hi, It is understandable he wants to win all of time, no one likes to lose but we have to accept it. Win and Lose, still good, praise for trying being a good sport. Yes, it may be related to OCD - obsessions to win and hearing it in my head it shows...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd and dental work, christmas arrangement, dental checkup
christmas arrangement, dental checkup, hygenist: Hi, I understand your concerns, if you truly worried about it, next time when you see your hygienist, have your hygienist to change the tips in front of you that way you will know for the fact it been replaced. It may satisfy your concerns in some ways....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: O.C.D, behavioral modification therapy, wellbutrin sr
behavioral modification therapy, wellbutrin sr, abstract thoughts: A diagnosis of OCD almost always requires the use of drug therapy. Talk therapy is ok but i never ever heard of anyone getting their life under control without taking one of the SSRI s drugs that have proven value in relieving the most troublesome symptoms...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD or anxiety and what to do?, night suit, psychosomatic disorder
night suit, psychosomatic disorder, unnecessary activities: Rehan, first of all do not share anything about your medical history with a potential employer. Employers are not looking for people they need to make special accomodations for. As far as your history I suggest you see a psychiatrist and tell him or her...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD in child, empty soda bottles, goodnight and goodbye
empty soda bottles, goodnight and goodbye, saying goodnight: Hi Lisa, It could be mild case of early OCD but I believe it may be different type of disorder, she is way too young to diagnosed for OCD. OCD is way opposite than what she shows, usually they are fussy, fears of germs, worrying, perfectionist etc. They...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Follow-up Q, dear ann, medical doctor
dear ann, medical doctor, ocd: Dear Ann, People with OCD will never act on their thoughts. As to other people withd different illness, I can t tell you what happens to them because I am not a medical doctor. But OCD does not change who you are. That is what it is trying to make you...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: obsessive and compulsive, unsightly scars, pimple
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: obsessive and compulsive, unsightly scars, pimple, lemon juice

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Really bad sexual OCD thoughts, uncontrollable thoughts, intrusive thoughts
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Really bad sexual OCD thoughts, uncontrollable thoughts, intrusive thoughts, married sex

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Obsessive and compulsive, pimples, ocd
pimples, ocd, health professional: Dear Kirstina, I certainly don t think this is a joke. I am quoting you here, I m ruining my life because of this . Well, it s time to get some help don t you think? Sounds to me like a form of OCD - Skin Picking. Don t allow this to ruin your life....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, behavioral modification therapy, suffering from depression
behavioral modification therapy, suffering from depression, hoarders: Jamal, you must see a psychiatrist and perhaps get a referral from your primary care doctor to see one. Only a psychiatrist will be able to tell for sure if you have OCD. It is treatable with medications and with behavioral modification therapy. These have...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: obsessive and compulsive, pimples, dermatologist
pimples, dermatologist, care physician: It does not sound like OCD but you seemed obsessed with your appearance. You may be in puberty so its normal to have pimples. As you know picking at them will not help. I suggest youy get an Appointment with a dermatologist and ask him or her about what...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Really bad sexual OCD thoughts, two and a half years, obsessive thoughts
two and a half years, obsessive thoughts, sexual thoughts: Dear Amanda, Have you consulted a therapist for this? Your thoughts are very common OCD thoughts. Intrusive thoughts, thoughts which disgust us the most. You won t have an OCD thought about something you enjoy or doesn t touch you positively. OCD has...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: frustrating obsession, doing laundry, wise idea
doing laundry, wise idea, hair gel: Hi Lisa, I am sorry to hear that obsession is driving you nuts. Yes I think you should address it with your doctor regards to your condition and maybe OCD?? It could be something else because it is only thing you have this cleanliness obsessional thoughts....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: hair pulling, nasty habit, hard candy
nasty habit, hard candy, wonderful day: Hi Erica, You don t have OCD (Thank goodness!). It is a nasty habit you got. Instead pulling your hair during stressed times, try take some candy such as flavored hard candy or mints. It tends to help you out during those tough times. You have a wonderful...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: innapropiate sexual thoughts, fear of germs, sexual thoughts
fear of germs, sexual thoughts, strict conscience: Dear Mary, I mention in my introduction that I can t diagnose anyone. If you know you have OCD, if you have been diagnosed by a mental health professional, I can help you cope and manage the symptoms of OCD. What I can help you with today is to stress the...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD questions, cognitive behaviour therapy, home test kit
cognitive behaviour therapy, home test kit, vitamin b complex: Dear Irina, You still don t mention too much information on how old your son is or what is his obsessions or compulsions...has he been diagnosed? How long as each treatment been tried? So I ll give you advice from the information you are giving me. The...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd, generalized anxiety disorder, negative thinker
generalized anxiety disorder, negative thinker, full fledge: Dear Brandon, You have not mentioned if you have been diagnosed with OCD. I can t diagnose you as I am not a medical doctor but I can tell you how to cope with intrusive thoughts. Your thought seem to me to be more of worries than obsessions. Even worries...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: is it ocd?, bad obsession, anxiety disorder
bad obsession, anxiety disorder, panic attack: Hi Vic, It is not bipolar disorder. You may have what s called Phobia and Panic Attacks. Phobia means fear of one or more items (knives, spiders, heights, colors etc). Panic attack means a feeling that you can t control so suddenly. For example you...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: verbal repeating, pediatric psychiatry, pediatric department
pediatric psychiatry, pediatric department, alarming rate: Dear Corey, First thing I would like to mention is congratulations on being sensitive to your child s behaviour and emotions. There should be more parents like you. It could be OCD. But you need to have a full assessment done before coming to that conclusion....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: diagnosis, normal iq, concentration problems
normal iq, concentration problems, intellegance: Great, you are very welcome and I am glad that I am able to assist you. Good luck with your SSI /other aids application. It is good idea to see psychiatrist because Social Security prefers to get professional diagnosis from a medical doctor instead your psychologist,...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Help!, goodnight, 19 year old
goodnight, 19 year old, mommy: Hi, I am sorry to hear that. It sounds like you have severe case of OCD. These behaviors are part of your daily rituals which indicated you have severe OCD. For your information, there is no such thing as a quick fix or cures for OCD. It will takes some...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, Sleeping problems, OCD
Sleeping problems, OCD: Hi Gwen, Maybe, if it bothers you greatly and affects your mentally and can t sleep well, you need to see your doctor as soon as possible. It may be related to new form of OCD. Let me know when you see your doctor and maybe it is likely you be placed...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd - semen, sex with my wife, dr jerry
sex with my wife, dr jerry, wonderful day: Hi. Thank you for your follow up answers to my questions, it sounded like you do not have OCD. It seems like temporary paranoid thing. As long both of you shower before and afterwards, you will feel better. I hope it will resolve the issue you have...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: possible ocd?, elective surgery, self confidence
elective surgery, self confidence, ocd: Hi, I do not believe you have OCD based on your input. It sounds like you have issues with self-esteem and self confidence. You may have depression as well. I strongly suggest you to see psychologist or therapist to discuss and explore your issues....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: pure O, anxious feelings, nusiance
anxious feelings, nusiance, intrusive thoughts: Hi - Maybe it could be OCD. It could be just paranoid thing. If it persists to have those thoughts, suggest you to seek professional medical doctor such as psychiatrist. This doctor also can treat your depression in case it comes back again. If it...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: 8 yr old son, nuts and bolts, anxiety problems
nuts and bolts, anxiety problems, weird thoughts: Hi, Do you think these though, and the fact that he confesses a lot means that he has or will have OCD? My answer is I do believe he does not have OCD. --------------------------------------------------------------------- He merely is curious...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: facial tic, Dental
Dental: Hi Ben, There isn t much you can do about it, except chewing gum is good idea. Other idea, take some mints or hard candy along whenever you go and have this urge, take the candy in your mouth, and forget it. I hope it will help you. It is not considered...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD - Help! I can't take it anymore, therapy sessions, impulsiveness
therapy sessions, impulsiveness, door mats: Hi, I am so sorry to hear your OCD aggravates you greatly. Based on your information and statements, I recommend you to see psychiatrist(a medical doctor) who can help you to get your OCD under control and possibility on medication to reduce or stop your...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD and Sleep, sick to my stomach, deep sleep
sick to my stomach, deep sleep, lack of sleep: Hi Alexa, It is quite serious medical condition, it does interferes your sleep and can cause health problems because lack of sleep. I strongly suggest you to see a medical doctor as soon as possible, and let this person know your OCD and Sleep issues. ...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD Thoughts, ocean birds, anxiety attack
ocean birds, anxiety attack, scented candles: Hi Marge, I am glad you had tried CBT, yes it may be costly if it is a long term therapy. Let me give you some ideas, why not you listen to your favorite music, or reading a good, long book with scented candles light on. It may help relax your mind. ...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Symptoms, excessive worries, mental acts
excessive worries, mental acts, obsessional thoughts: Hi Pamela, Thank you for information. According to your inputs, I do believe you may have mild OCD. You need to see psychologist to do further tests to see if you actually have OCD as soon as possible. You may benefit new therapy called COGNITIVE THERAPY....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: troublesome thoughts, professional counselor, emotional trauma
professional counselor, emotional trauma, mom dad: Hi Ria, Problem is not you. It is your colleague who started the trouble. She isn t your true friend. It is okay to smile whatever you want, it is not same thing as touching. She is so ignorant. If it bothers you greatly, you need to address your co-workers...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Cost of OCD Treatment, cost of treatment
cost of treatment: Hi, It depends on each therapist or doctor s fees. It varies however, on average from $50-200 dollars. It depends what type of treatment(s) or evaulation. How do you know you have OCD? Have you been diagnosed before? You have a nice day. Doc...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD IN TODDLER?, family trip, safe side
family trip, safe side, pediatrician: Hi, I agree with you, it is too early for a diagnosis for OCD. Attention seeking or curiously questioning. If it keeps up more than 60 days, seek professional help soon. I recommend to see her pediatrician first for an evaluation. It may be nothing....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd?, bad acne, ance treatment
bad acne, ance treatment, open wounds: Hi Kristina, It seems to be a quite serious problem. It may be OCD based on your information provided here. I strongly recommend you also to see a dermatologist(skin doctor)for your ance treatment and psychiatrist for OCD evaluation as soon as possible....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: sleep and OCD, Sleep Problems
Sleep Problems: Hi Troy, Usually no, it varies each person s sleep patterns, most common average is 6 to 8 hours of sleep worth. It is good idea to go bed at the regular time and get up same time everyday, your body will be in clock sync. It worked for me so well. ...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: strange toddler behaviour, toddler behaviour, dirty washing
toddler behaviour, dirty washing, strange behaviors: Hi Kelly, Maybe, it won t hurt if you take him to his pediatrician for an evaluation. He is too young to be classified as OCD at this stage. He could be too fussy or does not like being dirty. Many triggers, hard to rule out without an evaluation....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: tourettes/ocd/add, brain scan, wonderful day
brain scan, wonderful day, ziggy: Hi, I agree with you by google search it will take a lot of time and find correct information, I suggest you to try research these disorders by going to www.apa.org and they provide tons of information and resources online. You have a wonderful day....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: fear of looking stupid-ocd?, socialising, ocd
socialising, ocd, wonderful day: Hi, I do not think you have OCD. Maybe stressed related or anxiety if you do the certain stuff. Once you finish college, it eventually go away. I suggest you to see your college advisor or counselor for assistance. You will be surprised, you are not...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: my girlfriend ocd, nice day, good friends
nice day, good friends, denial: Hi, It is not OCD. She could be in denial or not have any desire to have a relationship right now. It sounds like she wants to have fun with you, that s all. I suggest you to be just remain good friends and allow her guide you. See what happens from...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, cognitive behavior therapy, mild ocd
cognitive behavior therapy, mild ocd, therapy sessions: Hi, There are no natural remedies that can end or cure OCD. He will need to go see psychologist for assistance. I think he has mild OCD but I believe CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) sessions will help him to end it. Give it a try. You have a nice...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Please help, google, arm rest
google, arm rest, left leg: Hi Jeff, It is not that common in your condition. I can tell you that you indeed have OCD. My suggestion for you to go see psychologist to discuss about your issues, maybe try cognitive behavior therapy to cut down urges. If you been doing it for a...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Really need help for OCD, tall furniture, pieces of glass
tall furniture, pieces of glass, broken pieces: Hi Jennifer, It seems to me you do have some form of OCD. As you said you was on medication to control your OCD. Did the family doctor gave you a script for you to take medicine or a psychiatrist? I think dual and medication therapy will help you and...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I think I might have ocd?, anxiety disorder, absolute truth
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I think I might have ocd?, anxiety disorder, absolute truth, ocd

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: its ruining my life help me, afarid, things in my head
afarid, things in my head, tierd: Hi Norma, I am sorry you are having those unwanted thoughts. I am not certain if you actually have OCD. My suggestion is to seek professional help, try see a psychologist and have a few sessions, maybe some tests. Once it is done, you will know more...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: obsessive thoughts, fish and chips, oily fish
fish and chips, oily fish, empty stomach: Hi Cliff, Thanks so much for your question and the details you provided. First off let me just validate how frightening and annoying thoughts, like the ones your having can be. I applaud your courage in seeking advice as many people just suffer because they...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd, Hair Pulling, Trichotillomania
Hair Pulling, Trichotillomania: Hi Elena, First off I have to apologize for not answering your question sooner. I wasn t notified until recently that there was a question in my inbox. Secondly, thanks for asking your question. It s a good question =) Yes it is possible that you...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd, OCD, Pure Obsessions
OCD, Pure Obsessions, Intrusive Thoughts: Hi Norma, I m so happy you asked this question because it sounds like it has really been troubling you for a long time. While I can t make official diagnosis without doing a formal interview, what you described definitely are symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: plese help, intrusive thoughts, negative thoughts
intrusive thoughts, negative thoughts, bf: Hi Norma, I m glad my answer was able to help you some and I m glad that your actively trying to seek help and understanding for your problem. OCD is such a sneaky disorder because everything can feel so real and be so confusing. Rest in the confidence,...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: REPEATED INTRUSIVE THOUGHTS, paradoxical effect, intrusive thoughts
paradoxical effect, intrusive thoughts, no doubt: Hi Raman, Thanks for your question. Here is something you can try. It s going to take some time and dedication, but I think it really might help you. You are going to have to trust me a little on this too. For a half an hour each day, no more, no less,...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: regarding ocd, response prevention therapy, fear of dirt
response prevention therapy, fear of dirt, internet doctors: Hi Raul, Thanks for your follow up. Linking all your thoughts, images, object etc. are all part of the nature of OCD. Like I said, OCD is not logical. . . it defies logic and can be very confusing. . . because the things that you try to do to help yourself,...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Therapy, CBT, OCD
CBT, OCD: Hi Olivia, A helpful book for you to look at would be The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Version 4 TR (DSM IV-TR) It would really break down OCD for you and provide all kinds of demographic information, course of the disorder, family...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I think I might have ocd?, disturbing thoughts, stuffed animal
disturbing thoughts, stuffed animal, germs: Hi Jackie, It was good to read your story and get a feel of how much this has been bothering you. It really sounds like it has been so hard for so long. I want to address the end of your question first. Then we can go back and work through some of the things...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: my eleven yr. old and ocd, OCD, Pica
OCD, Pica: Hi Laura, Thanks for your question. It can be so frightening and frustrating to see your child struggling, especially at this age, and feel unable to help, or feel that the help you are trying to give them is not helping. Keep in there for her and keep...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Obsessive Guilt, new obsession, ball of confusion
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Obsessive Guilt, new obsession, ball of confusion, exact words

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Inner Turmoil, OCD, Washing
OCD, Washing, Obsessions: Hi Erick, Thanks for your question, I do have to admit that I m not an expert on lead poisoning, but from my understanding, a large amount of lead based product has to be ingested for there to be a problem. There has been a fair amount of news media lately...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Obsessive Guilt, self esteem, low self esteem
self esteem, low self esteem, guilt: Hi J, Thanks for your question, I understand where you re coming from. To start, let me try and paraphrase a little of what I hear you saying. I hear you saying that your often overwhelmed by this nagging sense of guilt, that every time you start to...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, Numbering, OCD
Numbering, OCD: Hi Rhianna, Thanks for your question. Compulsions, like the ones you described can indeed interfere with your life. They usually start as an annoyance, and before long, can become something that feels like it is controlling your life. The symptoms...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD and relationships, Commitment Phobia, Commitmentphobia
Commitment Phobia, Commitmentphobia, Break Up: Hi Tara, Thanks for your question. Wow, it really sounds like you ve had some major disappointment lately. I admire your courage to seek answers and understanding. Ill try to answer your question as best I can and give insight. Understand though, that...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd, ocd symptoms, even numbers
ocd symptoms, even numbers, tv volume: Hi Rhianna, Yes, in fact you should see a doctor. What you have described are blatant OCD symptoms. They can be relieved usually by meds, sometimes behavioral therapy. OCD is anxiety based, and with meds, your life can be much more free of that anxiety,...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: severe OCD problem please answer, OCD, Washing
OCD, Washing, Contamination: Hi Jabeen, Thanks for your question. Your mom is lucky to have someone like you who cares for her and who is seeking to help her. You mom definitely sounds like she is suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The fear of being contaminated is...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Therapy, CBT, OCD
CBT, OCD: Hi Olivia, A helpful book for you to look at would be The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Version 4 TR (DSM IV-TR) It would really break down OCD for you and provide all kinds of demographic information, course of the disorder, family...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Toddler showing signs of OCD??, OCD, Children
OCD, Children: Hi Rachel, thanks for asking your question. Children can be diagnosed with OCD, but it is uncommon for children under 5-6 to be diagnosed. However, younger children and toddlers can show signs and symptoms of OCD like behavior. It is difficult to differentiate...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I am age 54 and this is about OCD, OCD, Intrusive Thoughts
OCD, Intrusive Thoughts: Yes, that s what I m saying. People with OCD can almost always see the irrationality in their obsessive thoughts, but they can t get over the fear or feeling of the obsessive thoughts. OCD, in this way, defies logic. People can see the...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I have always believed that I have a small form of OCD but have never been diagnosed, What is your opinion?, OCD, Intrusive Thoughts
OCD, Intrusive Thoughts, Female Genitalia: Hi Kristen, Thanks a lot for your patience =) I m glad that you ve been free from a lot of your former tics or obsessions. The way that you were able to get over them is exactly the way to get over most obsessions, which is to do the opposite of what your...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: book obsession, OCD, Downward arrow technique
OCD, Downward arrow technique: Hi Mark, Thanks for your question. Sure it s possible to exhibit Obsessive Compulsive behaviors about one thing. Many times, OCD behavior is manifested in a primary area. If the person lets that behavior go without addressing it, it can slowly...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: is ocd or someting else, email list
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: is ocd or someting else, email list

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: follow up...., new obsession, ball of confusion
new obsession, ball of confusion, exact words: Hi J, Good question. I ll try to clarify. A thought might be especially meaningful for a variety of reasons. I ll try to give a few examples. Everyone (OCD or no OCD) will get thoughts like, did I lock the doors? Did I turn off the stove? Sometimes,...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: mom age 83 and I am still upet and obsessed with her remark, OCD, Hoarding
OCD, Hoarding, Intrusive Thoughts: Hi Debbie, Relationships, especially family relationships can be a very touchy situation. Here is my perspective from what you wrote in this question and the last question. To me it sounds as if your cloths hold special meaning to you....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: need some help, Intolerance of Uncertainty OCD
Intolerance of Uncertainty OCD: Hi Nj, Thanks for your question and thanks for your patience waiting for my response. You did a good job at explaining an abstract occurrence. What your saying does make sense as it can be a symptom of OCD. This particular manifestation of OCD is called,...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, relationships, break up
relationships, break up, grief: Hi Larry, Thanks for your question: Relational breakup can be one of the most painful things that can happen to a person. So I definitely acknowledge the grief you are going through. I suppose it would be possible to have OCD about another person....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Ocd with lying & feeling gulty, what is cognitive therapy, exercise wheel
what is cognitive therapy, exercise wheel, intrusive thoughts: Hi Maggie, Cognitive Therapy is the most effective form of therapy to treat OCD. Sometimes, individuals can get certain thoughts or ideas stuck in their mind. If you imagine a hamster running around on an exercise wheel, that is similar to how OCD...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: is it ocd?, thinking rituals, ordering
thinking rituals, ordering, OCD: Hi lottie, Thanks so much for your question and clear description of what it going on. Your question is very well written, and it sounds like you are quite smart =) The symptoms that you described do sound like Obsessive Compulsive...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: is ocd or someting else, cognitive bias, perfect circles
cognitive bias, perfect circles, notice signs: Here is the answer I sent, Sorry it did not come through the first time. Hi Maggie, Thanks for your question and thanks for your patience in my responding. I think you are doing the right thing by seeking out answers for your questions regarding...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Prozac, prozac, OCD
prozac, OCD: Hi Chuck, I attached a link to the official website for Prozac. http://www.prozac.com/index.jsp Be sure to click on the Prescribing Information tab. Here you will find all the dosage and prescribing information. I personally don t...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Obsessive thoughts, intrusive thoughts, obsessive thoughts
intrusive thoughts, obsessive thoughts, lack of sleep: Hi Rohan, May I suggest you to see your family doctor and address your concerns with your doctor. If your doctor thinks you need to see psychiatrist, doctor can refer you to that specialist to help you. I do not think you have OCD. Depression? Confused...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, cognitive behavior therapy, obsessive compulsive disorder
cognitive behavior therapy, obsessive compulsive disorder, perfect shape: Hi Chloe, It seems that you do have OCD. I suggest you to go see psychologist for further evaluation and assessment to determine for sure. Nothing I say will help you because I do believe you may need an evaluation, possibly CBT - Cognitive Behavior...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD & ODD, germ phobia, fear of germs
germ phobia, fear of germs, irrational fears: Hi, Thank you for sharing with me, I think you should address all of these concerns with medical doctor if you wish him to be medicated. Maybe same medicine, maybe not, depending on what his medical doctor thinks that will work for him. I hope he will...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd???, cognitive behavior therapy, mild ocd
cognitive behavior therapy, mild ocd, doctorate degree: Hi TJ, Yes there are some signs that you may have OCD. I believe you may have mild OCD which can be controlled with CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy). You need to consult with professional medical doctor ( a psychiatrist) or regular psychologist who holds...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd and doubt, basic principle, ocd
basic principle, ocd, obsessions: Hi Brandon, How would you know if it wouldn t work if you did not try it? It won t hurt you if you try it. My question, have you been in treatment/therapy or placed on medication in the past few years for your condition? You have a nice day. ...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Not sure, mild ocd, anxiety disorder
mild ocd, anxiety disorder, daily basis: Hi Lea, It is quite possible you may have mild OCD and anxiety disorder. May I suggest you to see a medical doctor (a psychiatrist) for further evaluation and tests. This doctor will be able to help you out and maybe put you on medication and therapy...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: 7 year old boy, coping with anxiety, high iq
coping with anxiety, high iq, anxiety disorder: Hello, Dana From what you are describing, OCD seems to be at the source. Often times symptoms of ADD and ADHD will seem to fit as well, but are most times, the least of concerns. Anxiety is the root of OCD, and other related illnesses. Staring, seeming...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: 7 year old boy
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: 7 year old boy

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, intrusive thoughts, obsessions
intrusive thoughts, obsessions, compulsions: Hi, I hope i can be of some help. I am not a Doctor, I have had peer counseling training, and have coped with O.C.D. and other mental illness for most of my life. Having O.C.D. for as long as you have is a testament to your strength, and that is further...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: severe OCD, disability
disability: Hello, it is very refreshing to hear of parents being empathetic to this illness, as it is not all that common in my experience. Disability is absolutely the best decision at this point. Until he has completed puberty all together, he is still at high risk...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: My son's been diagnosed with OCD and he seems to be getting worse, not better, behavioral modification therapy, low self esteem
behavioral modification therapy, low self esteem, behavioral traits: Hello, first, thank you for the details preceding the questions, it gives me a greater understanding, and i can answer more effectively. Your questions are not very difficult to answer; (1) No. You as a parent, (I am a father myself) or even friends...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Toddler OCD concern?, medical doctor, best wishes
medical doctor, best wishes, fist: Hello, you should absolutely be concerned and take action immediately. Contact the MHMR or other available program in your area. Do not let a medical doctor convince you to wait, or that it is not an important matter. You are describing symptoms i had...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: peeing OCD, obsessive thoughts, counselling
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: peeing OCD, obsessive thoughts, counselling, toilet

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD or Panic Disorder, or Both?, panic anxiety disorder, clinical social worker
panic anxiety disorder, clinical social worker, welfare office: Hi Alyssa, I am sorry to hear that. I do believe based on this information provided by you. In my opinion, you do suffer panic anxiety disorder, not OCD. I suggest you to seek professional therapist, it could be a clinical social worker, or psychologist....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: obsessive compulsive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, current diagnosis
obsessive compulsive disorder, current diagnosis, intrusive thoughts: Hi, Problems reading are pretty common with OCD. learning to relax before and during reading can help, and practice will be helpful for school, etc, when you can not really prep for it as easily. As for the circumstances surrounding you reading the document...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd, ocd symptoms, high risk
ocd symptoms, high risk, embarrassment: OCD is an anxiety related issue, and nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed of. So many people have OCD symptoms, and many wait until they are out of control to seek any kind of help. I hope that you care enough for yourself to swallow your embarrassment, and...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: peeing OCD, full bladder, ritualistic behavior
full bladder, ritualistic behavior, going to the bathroom: Hi Amanda, The ritualistic behavior you are describing is not so out of the ordinary, and you shouldn t feel embarrassed. These behaviors are a release for anxiety. The fact that you begin to lose some control when stress is added to your life is testament...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: URGENT, I NEED HELP. I am loosing my mind. These things happen so much it makes me crazy..., mental health organization, crazy question
mental health organization, crazy question, anxiety disorder: Here are some links for MHMR in your area. It is an organization designed to help people that may not be able to afford help, an people without insurance. Evaluations are made in person, by visual and verbal communication. It can be very relaxed and casual,...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: How much is too much?, double edged sword, talented musician
double edged sword, talented musician, eleven hours: Hi Ami, this is a difficult question. At the same time you are only asking my opinion. When I was at the worst in my illness, I was told to work with what i had. What I had was a counting obsession among other things. I also have been a drummer for the last...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: My girlfriends OCD, ruin relationships, sad truth
ruin relationships, sad truth, ocd: Hi Cory, unfortunately there is no quick fix to OCD. You should try to be as understanding as possible to her, and resist arguing whenever possible. The sad truth is OCD does ruin relationships, and you will need to decide if your relationship with her...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, depressive state, lot of water
depressive state, lot of water, time right: Hello, I cannot tell you how to correct someone. If your son sees his time in the bathroom as too long, and as a problem, he should see his family doctor or therapist for diagnosis and treatment. Be as understanding toward him as possible until you can...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD??, fast food restaurant, sour candies
fast food restaurant, sour candies, step daughter: HI, this doesn t sound overly concerning to me. I think if it were OCD she would show other symptoms. It could be a craving, or diet issue. If it truly worries you, have her see a doctor. It is hard to say what normal is, but there is probably a pretty simple...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: obsessive control disorder, nice day, medications
nice day, medications, marriage: Hi Joseph, I will be gladly to answer your question. I give you the website link where you can get more information and details regard OCD. It is kind of complicated issue. Good news, there are medications and treatments for OCD. Sooner you get her...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: 22 month old behavior, mhmr, family doctor
mhmr, family doctor, freaks: Hi, The characteristics described here would concern me. It can not hurt to have him spend an hour being assessed. Than you would know you are doing all you can. Your concerns are well founded, and reason enough to have him see his family doctor, or local...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: My 3 1/2 year old, mild autism, potty seat
mild autism, potty seat, kaylie: Hi, I am sorry for the delay. I am a father of a 1 yr old daughter. I have OCD myself, and find myself worrying about this same subject. The plain honest answer is a short one. I cant say if its OCD. I can say those symptoms are symptoms of something in my...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: My 3 1/2 year old, doctors, love
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: My 3 1/2 year old, doctors, love, raising your spirited child

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Do I have an OCD??, nervous habit, life struggle
nervous habit, life struggle, ocd: Hi Jullie, This is a good question, I hope I am of some help. It sounds like you play with your hair out of habit, probably to relax yourself. Lots of people have these nervous type habits. It, in itself, is not a big deal, i would guess. If you never...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Do I have OCD?, adrian monk, high iq
adrian monk, high iq, scary thoughts: Hi Ann, OCD can manifest in many ways. I must advise you to speak to your mom/parents immediately. Perhaps show them your message if you are not comfortable talking to them about this. Leave nothing out, which goes for any test you may take, be very...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: obsessions, mhmr, obsessions
mhmr, obsessions, family doctor: Mark, these obsessions can be treated/relieved with therapy, possibly in conjunction with meds. your family doctor, or local MHMR can help you in getting assessed, and properly treated. It would seem that, if these are the only main concerns you have,...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Compulsive discarding, compulsive hoarding, marriage therapy
compulsive hoarding, marriage therapy, daily basis: Hi Tedd, I think he may not have OCD, it s something else, I suggest to try to attend two sessions of marriage/therapy counseling and see if he can be helped, if therapist feels he needs further treatment or special attention, can refer you to proper professional...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd, mental health disorders, hand writing
mental health disorders, hand writing, letter e: Hi Emily, It is quite possible you have a mild form of OCD, I suggest you to seek a professional help as soon as possible for your treatment. I suggest you to see your family doctor first for a referral to other doctor who is trained and specialized in...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Afraid of bodily fluids being dirty. OCD?, wall carpet, soap and water
wall carpet, soap and water, toilet seats: Hi, Thanks for your question, First off, it is probably safe to say that most people might feel a little dirty if they were in an area that they knew someone used to masturbate in and not clean up after themselves. It would not be unusual...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: additonal questions, lie detector test, additonal questions
lie detector test, additonal questions, running through my mind: Hi Nj, Yes I understand this question. OCD is a disorder that defies logic. The more you think about it, the more confused you become. The key is to not get stuck thinking about your doubts in the first place. This will take discipline and work. I think...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: swallow, local emergency services, obsessive compulsive disorder
local emergency services, obsessive compulsive disorder, life is a struggle: Hi Claudio, Thanks for your question and for your patience in my response. I understand most of your question. . . about the perception of swallowing and how that is bothersome. I don t quite understand however the part about 1: asking nature to allow...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ..., lie detector test, mental health illness
lie detector test, mental health illness, intrusive thoughts: Hi Nj, Your welcome, i m happy to answer questions as they arise. For your first question: It can be very frustrating to have things happen to you that you don t want. . . like these intrusive thoughts and self doubt. Your not alone in asking this...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: could my daughter have OCD?, cardboard box, sensitive question
cardboard box, sensitive question, jammies: Hello Rebekah, This is a sensitive question. It does seem like she could be fussing, but the things you mentioned are a bit concerning. I would see a doctor to be on the safe side. Early treatment can make all the difference with OCD. I think with these...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: my five year old brother eats hair, comb, old school
comb, old school, habit: Hello, The reasons could be many, its impossible to say. A doctor would be more able to assess him. I suggest seeing a doctor, hopefully they can help you understand what is going on with this. It is usually something that can be addressed if treated correctly....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd in daughter, child psychologist, new toy
child psychologist, new toy, ocd: Hi. It is quite possible she has early signs of OCD in this early stage. I am glad you caught it and I strongly suggest you to take her child psychologist for further evaluation and tests to see if she does have it or not? It is rare young children...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Could I be borderline OCD?, mental health disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder
mental health disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety attack: Hi Meghan, Borderline OCD probably isn t the best way to describe it just because Borderline is used to refer to a completely separate mental health disorder called Borderline Personality Disorder It would probably be better to describe just by...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: four year old ocd, childhood ocd, child psychologist
childhood ocd, child psychologist, mouth washing: Hi Victoria, Yes, what you described does sound like symptoms of OCD. OCD is often characterized by a series of obsessions, (i.e. hairs in mouth, dirt/contamination, hand wet) and subsequent compulsions (i.e. cleaning out mouth, washing/wiping hands...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Is this OCD?, Harm OCD
Harm OCD: Hi Dragan, Thanks for your question. The continual an troubling thoughts that you described are symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Simply put: your obsessions are about causing harm to another man s testicles, and your compulsion is to...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD- Bodily Fluids, ocd symptoms, aids virus
ocd symptoms, aids virus, obsessive thoughts: Hi Sean, Thanks for your question. I m glad your receiving therapy and that you re able to control large parts of your obsessions. I must point something out however. You are asking me to reassure you about the content of your obsession. . . how long...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD and fear of caustic chemicals, caustic chemicals, brain lock
caustic chemicals, brain lock, dangerous chemicals: HI Dave, I understand how you feel about chemicals. I suggest you go to healthy routine instead this dangerous route. I use a natural and safe method to clean out the drains using 1 cup of salt, 2 cups of baking soda, pour both in the drain (any of...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Are these OCD symptoms??, ocd symptoms, anxiety disorder
ocd symptoms, anxiety disorder, gobs: Hi Christina, Thanks so much for your question: Yes, the symptoms you described are symptoms of OCD. Even though the symptoms are not debilitating, they still are becoming annoying and bothersome. It s good your seeking out some help and information...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD_Tolerance of Uncertainty, obsessive compulsive disorder, concrete example
obsessive compulsive disorder, concrete example, compulsions: Hi Peter, Thanks for your question: The intolerance of uncertainty is one of the chief domains of Obsessive Compulsive disorder identified by the OCD work group. Intolerance of uncertainty is categorized as OCD because the uncertainty part of it is the...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: My daughter won't throw anything away., nooks and crannies, random collections
nooks and crannies, random collections, child psychologist: Hi Karen, It does concern me because it could be just plain OCD or just temporarily obsessional problem. I strongly suggest you to take her to her pediatrician for general evaluation and possible a referral to child psychologist or psychiatrist for full...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: hair pulling, free support group, hair strand
free support group, hair strand, skull cap: Hi Melissa, It could lead to serious condition called Trichotillomania (hair pulling condition). May I suggest some simple steps to prevent it to becoming worse. Wear a skull cap, it can be baseball cap, wrap around hair, and cut your hair shorter....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I'm starting to think that I have OCD..., hamster cage, bad habit
hamster cage, bad habit, homework assignments: Hello Oriana, It is quite possible you may have early OCD outset. It is too early to confirm it, I strongly suggest you to seek professional to get yourself tested and to determine if you have OCD or just plain paranoid or bad habit. I am glad you recognize...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Consultation, stress management training, dual treatment
stress management training, dual treatment, anxiety disorders: Hello. Thank you for your time. You can give your patient citalopram in range of 10 to 80 mg/day (a dose of 60 mg/day is reserved for patients who do not respond to lower doses). You must always monitor a patient taking an SSRI such as citalopram. ...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Do I have OCD?, mild ocd, social anxiety
mild ocd, social anxiety, professional doctor: Hello Lacey, It seems so but could be just a mild OCD or something else. It is good idea to see a professional doctor to make sure it is not a medical condition related. Way you said in the summary, shows me that you may have a mini-social anxiety. ...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Repeater, cognitive behavior therapy, wonderful day
cognitive behavior therapy, wonderful day, repeater: Hi Samantha, I am glad your current meds are helping you some. I suggest you try therapy - CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy)? It may reduce your mental urges and keep you busy doing something that will either reduce or stop you asking excessively questioning....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: repeating things we have confirmed, ocd symptoms, child psychologist
ocd symptoms, child psychologist, small time: Hi Melanie, It appears like he may have early OCD symptoms, but I can t confirm for sure, unless he is being tested by child psychologist. I praise you for being very observant with your son s behavior(s)and take him to professional as soon as possible...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Bodily fluids, long periods of time, public restroom
long periods of time, public restroom, accurate answer: Hello Sean, I understand your concerns. Could my pre-ejac transmit onto the surface of a chair, desk, or any type of furniture and later transmit to other people s clothes? My answer is to your question, it depends how much. If you wear pants, it may...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, fear of germs, obsessive compulsive disorder
fear of germs, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety disorder: Hello, Answer to your question, no it doesn t mean you have OCD. It is logically to wash your hands if you knew it is dirty and of course it contains variety of germs. We normally wash our hands after we go restroom, cleaning the mess, touching stuff...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD Sexual Obsessions, cognitive behavior therapy, sexual obsessions
cognitive behavior therapy, sexual obsessions, horrible thoughts: Hello Cody, I understand how you feel. It is possible you may have mild OCD (thoughts related). I suggest you to seek professional and get yourself tested. If doctor thinks you have it, try therapy called CBT Cognitive Behavior Therapy. It is thought...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Do I psych myself into thinking these things? Am I OCD?, weird things, watching tv
weird things, watching tv, paying attention: Hello Paige, It seems it is not OCD. I suggest you to not watch TV or read book while you are in bed. That is for sleeping. You go bed if you are tired. It may solve problem? If not solved over the time, it could be something else, talk to your family...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Does my five year old have OCD, child psychologist, behavour
child psychologist, behavour, valid concerns: Hello Mary, I think you are having valid concerns about your son s behavior. I am not certain if it is OCD at this early stage, I suggest you to speak with child s pediatrician and possible refer you to other specialist - preferably child psychologist...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Toddler showing signs of OCD ?, neat line, toy cars
neat line, toy cars, bumper to bumper: Hi Beccie, It is really strange and those behaviours are not normal for his age. I suggest you to take him to local counselor or psychologist for early intervention and evaluation. It is better to help him now than later. You have a wonderful day....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Yeast infection is it too bad or is more a psychological thing to feel as sick as the huge list of symptoms?, yeast problem, yest infection
yeast problem, yest infection, yeast infection: Hi Paul, It is not stupid question, I would suggest you to talk with her and go to see professional as soon as possible because she does have OCD and anxiety disorders that interferes her life and yours. It is not normal because I am kind of surprised...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Driving?, adding numbers, perfectionist
adding numbers, perfectionist, gpa: Hi Christine, You are still young and there are no rush for you to start driving. There is no age limit. I know most teenagers complaint and want to drive but they do not understand it is not a pleasure it is a privilege which they can take it away. Please...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: i have ocd, ritualistic behaviors, shower curtains
ritualistic behaviors, shower curtains, glass cups: Hi Scott, First off, I must say, I am not a doctor of any kind. Please refer to my profile. As for the symptoms...I would believe you most likely do have OCD. On the up side, your symptoms do not seem to be anything outside the expected for this condition....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Is this a chronic obsession?, professional counselor, rapid pace
professional counselor, rapid pace, internet searches: Hello Tressa, I understand you how you feel. It could be easily solved by getting rid of it (Internet) for temporarily. If you can t rid of it alltogether, then I suggest you to go see professional counselor or therapist for your chronic obsession. Fear...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Recent mental health problems., state medicaid office, social security disability
state medicaid office, social security disability, social security disability income: Hi James, First of all, it is bad idea to rely on your friend s medications, I strongly suggest you to consult with your doctor to script you some medications right away, there are generics but I am not certain if they do have same types of brands but under...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: hair pulling, chronic liver disease, portal hypertension
chronic liver disease, portal hypertension, hep c: Hi Mike, I am sorry to hear about your health issues and yes it is a good idea to cut your hair short and wear a skull cap, it may reduce urges to pull your hair. I am curious, when you start noticing that you are pulling your hair and how often? I...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I cant get songs out of my head, earworm, wonderful day
earworm, wonderful day, ocd: Hi. It could be earworm syndrome if you listen to music everyday, if it is OCD - it will interfere with your daily social life. It may pass with time, it might not... it is good idea to get it checked out with your family doctor first then if your doctor...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, ocd, spasm
ocd, spasm, multiple times: Hi. Yes I do believe that you have OCD. My suggestion is to go see child psychologist for therapy sessions which is called CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) it may help you to reduce urges. Talk with your parents about going to therapy? If you aren...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: therapy for OCD, short term memory, obsessive compulsive disorder
short term memory, obsessive compulsive disorder, bald patches: Hi. I do agree with your doctor, that you do indeed have Trichotillomania disorder, it is considered part of OCD. No, therapist will listen to you and find out what the triggers are and how long you have been doing it and why, I am glad you told your...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I think I may have sexual OCD?, mild ocd, cognitive behavioral therapy
mild ocd, cognitive behavioral therapy, high iq: Hi Ann, I do believe you may have mild OCD and stress. I recommend you to see professional therapist for further evaluation and you may benefit Cognitive Behavioral Therapy GBT. Have you spoke about it with your parents? If so, what did they say?...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Obsession over boyfriend, cognitive behavioral therapy, thoughts in my head
cognitive behavioral therapy, thoughts in my head, gay issues: Hi. It is interesting experience for you. I think it can be controlled and contained with proper therapy and I suggest you try to take CBT cognitive behavioral therapy. Talk with your psychologist again and mention this therapy. Good luck and hope...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, cognitive behavior therapy, response prevention
cognitive behavior therapy, response prevention, horrific story: Hi Mike, To keep it short, answer is yes it is quite possible, may I suggest you to speak with your therapist about this flashbacks. Have you tried thought blocking technique? It is little different from Cognitive Behavior Therapy. You have a nice...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Is it OCD?, spencer store, anxious person
spencer store, anxious person, stupid thought: Hi. I am glad you are trying out these books, they are quite good books. May I suggest trying to find a free support group in your hometown to listen and share with others about issues all of you are facing, you will feel better. It is not the same...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: obsessive compulsive behavior (sexual), obsessive compulsive behavior, memory problems
obsessive compulsive behavior, memory problems, wonderful day: Hi. I am not certain if you actually have OCD related to sexual issue, however I suggest you to seek professional help as soon as possible for your depression which it lead to serious problems which will affect your social life. I think you should see...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD in preschoolers, bedtime routine, child psychologist
bedtime routine, child psychologist, neurologist: Hi. Thank you for follow up information, I still stand by what I suggested you in the first e-mail. I think your child should be seen by child psychologist for further evaluation. It is not normal behavior for 3 years old if it had/has been going on...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Trich and ocd?, mild ocd, scalp hairs
mild ocd, scalp hairs, trichophagia: Hi First of all, I suggest you to stop hypnotherapy and it doesn t help you at all because you haven t improved. I suggest you to seek new therapist and doctor and get tested for OCD and anxiety disorders, it seems to start interfere with your daily...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Normal to be so attached to animals?, great heart, small fish
great heart, small fish, animal lover: Hi. You are fine and it is normal really to do research prior obtaining the animals. You have enough animals for now. Normal people usually have one to five animals in the household, sometimes less. I am animal lover too and I feel that you did a smart...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, cognitive behavior therapy, psychiatrist
cognitive behavior therapy, psychiatrist, nice day: Hi Anne, I know it bothers you a lot, I am glad you did try to ignore it at the work. It shows that you can benefit to have CBT Cognitive Behavior Therapy to help you to contain this obsessional thought into something positive. Try this therapy and...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Some questions about exposure..., OCD, Exposure
OCD, Exposure, ERP: Hi Jeff, thanks for your question. You asked: Can I do exposure on my own... without a therapist? I m going to assume you mean exposure as applied to ERP or Exposure & Response Prevention - a commonly applied treatment process in OCD. Exposure can...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Obsession of cancer, OCD, recovery
OCD, recovery, ERP: Hi Afzal, In your followup you asked: What to do to counter this negative/catostrophic/intrusive thoughts which force/compell me to do certain things. ----- What we have found with OCD over the decades, is that challenging or countering your thoughts...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD meds, OCD, treatment
OCD, treatment, Paxil: Hi Irene, thanks for your question. Sorry to hear about your experience with anxiety and OCD over the years. I m not entirely sure what your psychiatrist s basis is for rejecting Anafranil. As you say, it may be more of a subjective opinion he might...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Intrusive thought, OCD, intrusive thought
OCD, intrusive thought, what is an intrusive thought: Hi Rick, OCD is an intricate process of neurobiology and psychology, and can be difficult to understand its subjective experience from an outsider s perspective. For your assignment, I suggest to keep it simple and simply refer to an intrusive thought as...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: losing hope..., OCD, suicide
OCD, suicide, hope: Hi Fi I want to say that you re probably a lot stronger than you realize. Once upon a time, I felt pretty helpless with my condition to the point that I too wanted to just give up completely. If I had given up in this way, I would have missed out on the...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, OCD, friends
OCD, friends, calls: Hi Andrew In your question you asked: i How does this usually work for people with OCD)? Do they sometimes choose not to answer you when you contact them? /i . OCD can involve many different kinds of obsessions - so it s not easy to tell what might...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: considering some help, OCD, help
OCD, help, treatment: Hi Lexi Sorry to see that you are struggling with this condition. It probably depends on where you are in the world or what your circumstances are, and what kind of help is accessible or available. But here is a list of typical options that you might...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD semen contamination, OCD, change
OCD, change, help: Hi Martin, Yes, this seems consistent with contamination obsessions. The truth is, it is up to you how you deal with the hygiene aspects of this issue. Some people are observant of this type of hygiene and some people take little or no notice of it - there...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Why would a 23 year old man never get better?, behavioral modification therapy, obsessive compulsive disorder
behavioral modification therapy, obsessive compulsive disorder, appoitment: I SUGGEST YOU TAKE YOUR SON TO THE NEAREST TEACHING HOSPITAL IN YOUR AREA (ONE THAT HAS A MEDICAL COLLEGE ATTACHED TO IT) AND MAKE AN EFFORT TO SEE THE CHIEF OF INPATIENT PSYCHIATRY AND EXPLAIN THE SITUATION TO HIM OR HER. THE TEACHING COLLEGE WILL HAVE THE...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: 3yr old ocd/autism, behavioral referrals, behavioral modification therapy
behavioral referrals, behavioral modification therapy, developmental pediatrician: I wonder if your pediatrician has referred you to have him seen by a child psychiatrist. With OCD drug therapy which is probably not recommended for a child so young and behavioral modification therapy have been sucessful in breaking people of the obessions...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: 40 YR OLD SON, desyrel, thorazine
desyrel, thorazine, care doctor: You cannot help him and neither can he himself. He calls you twice a day because he has doubt which is the hallmark of OCD. He cannot cope with OCD without drug therapy and also behavioral therapy. Some believe that OCD itself is a form of depression. ...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: 6 yr old daughter OCD about getting dirty, obsessive compulsive behavior, cognitive behavioral psychotherapy
obsessive compulsive behavior, cognitive behavioral psychotherapy, response therapy: Dear Moe, First I must congratulate you in noticing your child has OCD. Many parents are in denial and unfortunately, this leads to the child getting help much later in life or leads the child to develop self-destructive behaviour in order to cope with the...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Abilify and Antipsychotic Drugs, physicians desk reference, drugs in use
physicians desk reference, drugs in use, antipsychotic drugs: Next time you visit the pharmacy ask the pharmacist for the circular that comes with the drug. It is not something the pharmacist prints out by a printer. It is the actual circular included with every prescription drug. It has plenty of information including...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Anxiety or spectrum disorder?, spectrum disorder, interesting research
spectrum disorder, interesting research, neurobiology: Hi, I am pleased to hear you are doing your dissertation on OCD. It is very interesting research. I suggest you to try APA Online Journals and visit website www.apa.org for your research and it will also connect you to other members who are experts...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Very annoying habit I can't break, annoying habit, calcium supplement
annoying habit, calcium supplement, b vitamins: That s a lot of cracking! I bet you sound like a bowl or rice krispies. When you know a bone can crack and make noises, it s tempting to keep doing it. Over and over, overtime it makes the same noise. No harm there, if it doesn t hurt. If it hurts when...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: bad thoughts, bad thoughts, oncoming traffic
bad thoughts, oncoming traffic, compulsions: The thoughts come from outside and are based in doubt. Doubt is the hallmark of OCD. You need to get your primary care physician to refer you to a psychiatrist and get into treatment. The sooner the better. He or she will amke the diagnosis and start you...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: getting better, medication time, miracle cures
medication time, miracle cures, placebo effect: Dear Amad, Medications work differently on every person. What counts is that it does help. Medication aren t miracle cures. Don t expect not to feel sad or not to have an OCD thought ever again in your life. The medication is there to help you manage...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: getting better, diazepam valium, placebo effect
diazepam valium, placebo effect, obsessive thoughts: The zoloft is most likely working and you need to stay on it. If you are having anxiety feelings then your doctor may want you to start on some anti-anxiety meds like alprazolam(Xanax), or Diazepam(Valium). Neither should be taken in anything bu tthe lowest...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: getting better, placebo effect, obsessive thoughts
placebo effect, obsessive thoughts, suicidal thoughts: Hi Amad, I am sorry I am not able to assist you regarding medication question, because I am not a medical doctor. I strongly suggest you to speak to your doctor about issues you are having with Zoloft prescription. You have a wonderful day. Doc Jerr...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: my boyfriend has ocd, hand washers, behavioral modification therapy
hand washers, behavioral modification therapy, obessions: If he has OCD he must be on some meds for it. There is little you can do to stop him from pulling out his hair. And you cannot do much to overcome any other obessions he has. All you can do is to monitor him taking his meds on time and to take them as...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: CBT OR EFT?, emotional freedom technique, psychiatric nurse
emotional freedom technique, psychiatric nurse, no germs: Hi, It is good idea to explore new treatments and who knows it may help you if you try. CBT is difficult treatment which requires focus and thinking skills. I strongly suggest you to keep seeing therapist. It is normal feeling to be anxious or scared...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: CBT, contamination fears, behavioral modification therapy
contamination fears, behavioral modification therapy, pyschologist: Who is your therapist a psychiatrist? If not you need to see one and or get on some medication . I never ever saw a case of OCD ever helped without drug therapy. Unless the thrapist is having you go to a psychologist to develop some behavioral modification...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: CLEANING, liquid soap, germs
liquid soap, germs, ocd: Hi, You can use regular antibacterial liquid soap instead using a normal soap liquid or bar, because it will keep hands clean but it won t kill germs unlike antibacterial soap does. My recommendation is to use DAIL ANTIBACTERIAL LIQUID. It is strongest...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: COLLEGE, cognitive behaviour therapy, fear of germs
cognitive behaviour therapy, fear of germs, hand sanitizer: Dear Nicola, My advice to you is to seek out a health professional specializing in OCD to help you manage your rituals so you can get you through school and life! CBT is very effective for various forms of OCD. There must be resources in your school or your...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Common Tratments for Hoarding, using credit cards, aluminum foil
using credit cards, aluminum foil, therapy approaches: If you mean a person with OCD then they need to be on a medicatio used for treating OCD first. A second person or more must then try to clean the persons home out of absolute useless items if they hoard everything like old juice container, aluminum foil,...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Compulsive lying, compulsive lying, freshman year
compulsive lying, freshman year, 23 years: You have to look at yourself first, and examine the reasons you do this before you can help yourself. You say realize that you are lying. Why do you lie? Do you fear being punished? Do you feel out of control? How do you feel right now? If...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Compulsive problems, edge of insanity, failing college
edge of insanity, failing college, motility disorder: Sounds like you need an anti anxiety drug such as Paxil. My mother suffered from some of the same symptoms you are describing and this drug did very well for her. They may need to try one or two until they find one that works well for you. The main thing is...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: cant get rid of my thoughts, pink elephant, ocd
pink elephant, ocd, one day at a time: Dear Amad, Contact the doctor who prescribed the Zoloft. You should not be alone when you are feeling like this. Even though you say you will not act on your thoughts, you need someone to talk to. Find someone and quickly. You mention feeling a bit more...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: What causes OCD, poor judgement, docotr
poor judgement, docotr, repetitive behaviors: Nothing hints at her having OCD. OCD is a real illness with terrible symptoms. she may show poor judgement but not something pathological. Unless she is into some repetitive behaviors or is constantly cleaning lie the better part of the day or constantly...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: causes, symptoms, and treatments of ocd, health advocacy groups, mental health advocacy
health advocacy groups, mental health advocacy, causes of ocd: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder where a person has recurrent and unwanted ideas or impulses (called obsessions) and an urge or compulsion to do something to relieve the discomfort caused by the obsession. The obsessive thoughts...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: concerning my 11 year old grandson, family strife, eye lashes
family strife, eye lashes, bob hamilton: I suggest you get a referral from his famil physician to have him seen by a psychiatrist just to make sure there is not something more serious at work here. It does not sound like rebellion from puberty. It sounds like a great deal of anger being directed...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: DON'T KNOW WHAT TO BELIEVE, psychiatric nurse, munchausens
psychiatric nurse, munchausens, fake illness: Hi, I believe you have actual case of OCD. Worrying and Contamination (blood, hand washing, over excessively worrying are classics of OCD. It is not same thing as attention seeking. I do not think you have munchausen disorder (attention seeking or...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Dream repeating it self every night, period cycle, partner 25
period cycle, partner 25, sleep 2: Pearl, a recurrent dream in many peoples minds indicates something unfinished in their lives. This is not to say that this is what your dream means. It almost sounds like your cleaning OCD is being played out or rehearsed in the dream. Every person puts...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: how to deal, exact drug, nerologist
exact drug, nerologist, embaressing: You will need to consult with a nerologist or a psychiatrist who should start you on some medication to tone the tics down. The exact drug to use will be up to your doctor. If you need to get a referral from your primary care physician then do so. There...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: depression and ocd, man god, depressed person
man god, depressed person, natural supplement: Amad, many believe that OCD is itself a form of depression. The thoughts of suicide are normal in practically every depressed person. You must remember there are two things that God cannot do. One is God cannot lie. The other is God cannot break a promise....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I don't know what to to about it, hair parted in the middle, perfectionist
hair parted in the middle, perfectionist, hairspray: Hi, I do not think it is OCD. Perhaps, little bit of perfectionist doing your hair exactly you want. It nothing do with being woman, it does apply to men as well. My suggestion, try to use a strong hairspray or gel to hold your hair in place exact you...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: drooling illusions in child, mild ocd, frozen yogurt
mild ocd, frozen yogurt, embarassment: It does not sound like OCD. If he has no saliva present then I suggest you ask him if he has any irritation in his mouth. Or give him some frozen yogurt or popsiscles and see if he stops eating it to wipe the corners of his mouth. If he does then perhaps...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: eating hair., anxiety and depression, nervous habit
anxiety and depression, nervous habit, pshycologist: Some people pull their hair out it is called tricholomania. Eating the hair is somewhat akin to this. You may have anxiety that you are not recognizing. I would think you need to see a psychiatrist and get started on some anti-anxiety meds like XANAX or...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: eye obsession, cognitive behavioral therapy, single mom
cognitive behavioral therapy, single mom, conditioned response: Dear M Mansfield, Most of the time skin-picking or behaviours such as yours, eye picking, which is in the same spectrum of skin picking disorders, is preceded by a high level of stress which causes a strong urge to perform the compulsions which causes...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Fear of Faeces, paranoid thoughts, wonderful day
paranoid thoughts, wonderful day, germs: Hi, No it is not OCD, it just paranoid thoughts. I strongly suggest you to wear underpants all of times. It does not matter where germs are, they are everywhere, in air, objects, etc. That is why we must wash our hands very often. You have a wonderful...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Feel like a failure, wellbutrin xl, psychiatric nurse
wellbutrin xl, psychiatric nurse, physican: Some people still think that OCD can be handled by talking. I never ever saw a case of bona fide OCD improved by just talking. You need to see a psychiatrist and get on some of the SSRI s known to help people with OCD. The sooner the better. Do not be...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Fetish vs Violence, amature fetish, psychology abstracts
amature fetish, psychology abstracts, gut instinct: As far as linking pornography or fetishes to molestation or rape you will find some suggesting it does but also some suggesting it does not. There are those who say it instead provides a relief for people attracted to it. While other people are pushed to...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: one final question, natural protein, washing my hands
natural protein, washing my hands, website thanks: Hi Francis, Yes, you are correct about that, to ease your concern or worries, just simply apply bleach cleaner against objects, It will assure you everything are clean and safe to touch. You are very welcome to ask me any questions in the nearest future....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: 3yr old ocd/autism, aba therapy, yts
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: 3yr old ocd/autism, aba therapy, yts, psychiatrist

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Very annoying habit I can't break, physical activites, ankles
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Very annoying habit I can't break, physical activites, ankles, cracking

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: bad thoughts, psychiatrist, treatment options
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: bad thoughts, psychiatrist, treatment options, free jesus

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: CBT, pychologist, behavioral modification
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: CBT, pychologist, behavioral modification, drugs

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Compulsive problems, depression anxiety, paxil
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Compulsive problems, depression anxiety, paxil, gerd

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Dream repeating it self every night, sleeping pills, reoccurring dream
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Dream repeating it self every night, sleeping pills, reoccurring dream, intense battles

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: eating hair., hair balls, anu
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: eating hair., hair balls, anu, doctors

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: eye obsession, biting nails, exact problem
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: eye obsession, biting nails, exact problem, ocd

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: My girlfriend had OCD, ocd sufferers, intense anxiety
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: My girlfriend had OCD, ocd sufferers, intense anxiety, stubborness

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Mother and Father, doctors, money
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Mother and Father, doctors, money

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder, compulsions
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder, compulsions, ocd

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD ?, tiny mark, droid
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD ?, tiny mark, droid, ocd

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, subsets, cleanliness
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, subsets, cleanliness, anxiety

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD + psychosis, hypnogogic, hallucinations
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD + psychosis, hypnogogic, hallucinations, ocd

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD in toddler, bandages, bandage
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD in toddler, bandages, bandage, good thoughts

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Odd symptoms, restless leg syndrome, generalized anxiety disorder
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Odd symptoms, restless leg syndrome, generalized anxiety disorder, adrian monk

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: obessesed with smoking, ocd, compulsion
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: obessesed with smoking, ocd, compulsion, smokers

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: pedophile question??, intrusive thoughts, zoloft
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: pedophile question??, intrusive thoughts, zoloft, fear of spiders

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: sexual behaviors related to OCD, sexual addiction, willpower
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: sexual behaviors related to OCD, sexual addiction, willpower, hes

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: swallowing, natural tendency, heart problems
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: swallowing, natural tendency, heart problems, throat muscles

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: swallowing, mental torture, anxiety
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: swallowing, mental torture, anxiety

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: swallowing, anxiety panic attacks, mounth
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: swallowing, anxiety panic attacks, mounth, grace of god

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Toddler w/questionable behavior, sensory diet, peers
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Toddler w/questionable behavior, sensory diet, peers, sweet time

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I think My Girlfriend is Obsessive compulsive, anxiety disorder, willpower
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I think My Girlfriend is Obsessive compulsive, anxiety disorder, willpower, germs

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: writing
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: writing

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Is there something wrong? Can I fix it?, having dreams, exact same thing
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Is there something wrong? Can I fix it?, having dreams, exact same thing, culprit

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Zoloft, experience feelings, social anxiety
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Zoloft, experience feelings, social anxiety, ssri

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: feeling disconnected, lengthy response, intrusive thoughts
lengthy response, intrusive thoughts, internet connection: Marcus, I wrote a lengthy response to you and as i tried to send it my internet connection was lost. I will resend it but for now i must get this message to you. If you have additional concerns feel free to contact me direct at bellerophon2@cs.com. I will...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A friend in need, least five years, psychatry
least five years, psychatry, socializer: I WILL ANSWER IN CAPITALS SO YOU WILL EASILY SEE MY ANSWERS. Hi, My name is Angel and i m 21 years old. I have a friend who is 20 who s asking for my help, but more so than that I think needs professional help. ...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: My girlfriend had OCD, persistent depression, trivial issues
persistent depression, trivial issues, parents friends: The short answer is to find another girlfriend. People with OCD think they can handle it. They even believe it can be cured which it cannot. She should be on some medication for it . Many people believe that OCD itself is a form of depression. At the...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: my girlfriend says i'm ocd. your take?, obessive compulsive disorder, relationships and marriage
obessive compulsive disorder, relationships and marriage, books on relationships: OCD is a real illness characterized by uncontrolable impulses to perform rituals such as checking, wahing, hoarding or a combinatio of all three. There are people with Obsessive compulsive personalities which is not the same a Obessive compulsive disorder....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: HELLO, hanging up the phone, compulsions
hanging up the phone, compulsions, ocd: ok,as with everything with O.C.D. you have to keep trying ideas until something works.You never said if your boyfriend knows about your ocd or not but if not,this may be a good time to let him know. That said ,maybe this will work. Tell your boyfriend the...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: HELP, picnic basket, familair
picnic basket, familair, rolaids: depression, malaise, restlessness, and fever yes. For your own peace of mind and because you have OCD I think you should make the co-payment and see your primary care physician rather than let this become an obession which it could turn out to be. Naturally...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: HELP, proof caps, child proof
proof caps, child proof, magic markers: THE HALLMARK OF OCD IS DOUBT . I ASSUME YOU ARE TAKING SOME MEDS FOR OCD. THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO IS TO SEPARATE YOUR MEDICINES FROM YOUR HUSBANDS AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE. PUT YOURS ON THE FIRST FLOOR AND HIS ON THE SECOND FLOOR. IF IT HELPS YOU TO PUT...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Help, self help books, ocd
self help books, ocd, medical doctor: Hi, My advice to seek a different therapist who specialize in Psychotherapy or Psychiatrist (medical doctor) for further evaluation and treatment for OCD. Self-help books may not cure you or make you well. By the way CBT does not always work, there...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: hair pulling, watching tv on the computer, mild ocd
watching tv on the computer, mild ocd, skull cap: Hi Nicole, You may have this disorder called Trichotillomania it is hair pulling and it is considered mild OCD because you do it at certain times not all of time. My only suggestion to end this nasty habit ...is for you to cease and desist pulling...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: hearing conversation in my head, losing grip, psychiatrist
losing grip, psychiatrist, teaching hospital: Yes you need to be concerned. First you need to see your regular doctor and have him or her refer you to a psychiatrist. You must tell the psychiatrist all and he or she will get you started on some medication that will help you. You may be under a lot...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: help please, everyday illnesses, chest xray
everyday illnesses, chest xray, check ups: You may have a lot of stressors in your life that is making you focus on your health. It is highly unlikely that you will die from the minor everyday illnesses you describe. You may benefit from making an appoitment to see a psychologist or psychiatrist...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: hi, middle class background, aboriton
middle class background, aboriton, shou: People get abortions for all the reasons you mentioned and more. Not being married is one of course and the financial costs of being a single parent. How having a child would in their mind stunt their career. Abortion too often is looked upon as a form...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: hoarding, OCD, behavioral modification therapy, dirty clothes
behavioral modification therapy, dirty clothes, hoarding: Sorry for the delay I have just gotten my computer fixed. You seem to be describing one of the more common aspects of OCD. She may not be telling the psychiatrist all that you have observed. The psychiatrist will be unlikely to discuss her issues with you...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: My husband has been depressed..., antidepressant therapy, weight doesn
antidepressant therapy, weight doesn, care physician: Everything you described speaks of anger. His depression to people will die, to people not wanting to be around him. If you have a clergyman you can consult or if you can get him started going to a church where you both feel comfortable then that is where...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Information on OCD, overwhelming anxiety, behavior modification therapy
overwhelming anxiety, behavior modification therapy, obsessive compulsive disorder: OCD STANDS FOR OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER It used tobe called Obsessive compulsive nuerosis but they have gotten away from the word neurosis. It involves repeating acts that are already done repeatedly such as washing ones hands or taking a shower over...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: impulse control, impulse control, social occasions
impulse control, social occasions, good looking women: SRI, THIS IS A FOLLOW UP ANSWER TO YOUR COMMENTS TO ME. I SUGGEST THAT SINCE THESE THOUGHTS JUST SEEM TO COME UP OUT OF NOWHERE THEN PERHAPS IT , SORRY NO IT WILL HELP YOU TO SEE A PSYCHIATRIST WHO MAY TREAT YOU WITH A CLASS OF DRUGS CALLED SSRI S. THEY...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Measuring Stress, lie detector test, google search
lie detector test, google search, emotion detector: If you had access to a polygraph machine and were able to ask people questions you could tell by changes in their blood pressure and the secretion of sweat on their fingers if the question was stressful enough to give a measurement. You can do a google search...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Mental condition ., psyciatrist, light colors
psyciatrist, light colors, anti depressant medication: I suggest you find some activities in which you do work with your hands. Such as working with wood, or cloth or painting anything that requires one to work with their hands also occupies their mind. Always be sure to attend religious services . Spend time...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Mother and Father, anti depressant pills, obsessive compulsive disorder
anti depressant pills, obsessive compulsive disorder, phsychiatrist: I WILL ANSWER IN CAPITALS SO YOU WILL SEE MY ANSWERS I am going through a difficult time right now. My mom left my dad last November when she discovered my dad has passive-agressive disorder…to a tee. Well, my mom herself has ...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I'm a highschool senior, early childhood educator, bachelors in psychology
early childhood educator, bachelors in psychology, differential psychology: Desiree, wanting to be an actress or dancer is fine but there are so many competitors and very few actaul jobs. Even well known actresses and actors are often not employed. Its ok if you are the best in your field but i think you need to educate yourself...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: medications, adult deficit disorder, passive role
adult deficit disorder, passive role, lexapro: Yes you are. Thats why patients will often be taken off of one med and switched to another. Many of the SSRI s like paxil, prozac, celexa,lexapro, all belong to the same class of drugs but are different. They all have side effects they may bother some...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: medications, xanax alprazolam, behavioral modification therapy
xanax alprazolam, behavioral modification therapy, anxiety medication: It is true that most side effects will go away but not always. Like dry mouth it may not go away. But as your body adjusts to the medication the side effects do become less noticeable. As to the thoughts you are having you really need to call your doctor...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ?meds, light case, mild case
light case, mild case, luvox: Hi, Yes you may have a light case of OCD. Please discuss your thoughts with you doctor. The best medication for Obssive compulsive disorder are the SSRI s. Prozac-10-20mg once per day 0r Zoloft-50mg once per day Or Luvox-50mg once per day I would...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: might OCD be a possibility?, chair legs, imaginary lines
chair legs, imaginary lines, sexual thoughts: Hi Coriander, Thank you for summary information, it appears to me, you do have borderline OCD, however it may get serious that impairs your lifestyle and work in the future. I don t know how old are you, however I am not going to suggest you to seek a professional...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: NEUROLOGICAL AND SLEEP DISORDERS, mail order pharmacies, canadian mail
mail order pharmacies, canadian mail, us food and drug administration: Giuliano, if these medications are approved by the US food and drug administration you should have no problem securing there in the US. Many US people import their drugs from Canada since the exact same medications are sold in canada at a lower price than...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: need to ask, masked depression, symptoms of depression
masked depression, symptoms of depression, suffering from depression: Jackie, it is possible you are suffering from depression or masked depression. You may not even realize this if you have been feeling like this for a long time. If you are sleeping too much or sleeping too little or awakening earlier than you usually do...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: O.C.D, suicide tendencies, wellbutrin sr
suicide tendencies, wellbutrin sr, suicidal tendencies: If he has OCD is he getting any treatment? If not he needs to be in therapy with a psychiatrist for drug therapy and behavior madification therapy. Many believe OCD is a form of depression. Since many persons with OCD also seem to have depression. If he...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Obesessive hoarding, promblem, angery
promblem, angery, hoarding: The woman is paralized with fear at the thought of loosing her possessions, because they give her a feeling of control, yet it is paradoxical because in the end the objects end up controlling her. Hoarding objects is actually a way of distracting oneself...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Obsesive hoarding, cognitive behavioural therapy, hoarders
cognitive behavioural therapy, hoarders, hoarding: Dear Melissa, Hoarders are used to living in crowded spaces otherwise they wouldn t hoard so much! But there are some who dislike the clutter but the hoarding is too strong of an urge and they put up with it. So having a claustophobic hoarder is not really...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Obsession..., true church, new woman
true church, new woman, occassion: It is possible you are regressing back to an earlier point in your life before you were married. This new woman may remind you of someone in your past that you want to or would wish to rekindle a relationship. The best course for you is to drop her completely...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Obsessive behaviour, strange rituals, strange habit
strange rituals, strange habit, professional counselor: Hi again, I suggest you to seek professional help as soon as possible, don t wait any longer because we have no way knowing if it something serious? Where did she get ideas about killing prior making comments? Could it be from TV? She is way too young...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Obsessive Compulsive, food containers, handwashing
food containers, handwashing, definate: There is some thought that this may be inherited but it is more likely to affect a child in the household who is exposed to the rituals and cleaning, checking or hoarding aspects of OCD. I do not thik it can be said that her son will inherit this (OCD) but...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, behavioral modification therapy, sucess
behavioral modification therapy, sucess, rituals: There are currently a variety of meds being used for OCD. The choice would be up to your doctor. The best sucess seems to be a combination of behavioral modification therapy along with drug therapy. The behavioral modification may involve spending some time...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD??, freak out, google
freak out, google, wallets: Jemma, there are three general categories in which people with OCD fall. There are other characterisitics also. People can be washers, checkers, or hoarders. They can also be people who must strive for perfection and need to have everything in perfect order....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, angry reaction, emotional reactions
angry reaction, emotional reactions, average person: People with OCD may have the same emotions as anyone else only they may be more easily frustrated and more angry than the average person. Or they may have a blunted emotions. You might say something that you would expect an angry reaction and get no reaction....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, high definition tv, reflective tape
high definition tv, reflective tape, lazy boy: I suggest you take himout of the house as often as you can such as trips to the mall , out to eat, out to church , out to a movie, out to any kind of event or just shopping. Each time you return home it will gradually get him used to where you both now live....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I HAVE OCD, behavioral modification therapy, anafranil
behavioral modification therapy, anafranil, psychiatrist: Have you been on any medication for OCD? If not you need to be. If one med does not help then you need to have your doctor change it to something else. Hardly anyone with OCD finds that the first med works for them. If you need do ask about anafranil which...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, ocd sufferers, going to hell
ocd sufferers, going to hell, bad thoughts: Debra, you sure sound like you have the classic symptoms of OCD. The checking rituals and the fear that something bad will happen to others. Checking and rechecking even though on one level you know something is off or locked but on another level you have...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD?, mild ocd, walking home from school
mild ocd, walking home from school, behavior treatment: Hi Aly, It could be mild OCD or bad habits. I suggest you to seek a professional (medical doctor) who specializes in Mental Health and Disorders. Psychologist is not a medical doctor but that doctor can assist you with questions and if possible with treatment...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, anguish and pain, obsessive compulsive disorder
anguish and pain, obsessive compulsive disorder, letter to a friend: Lisa,I think you need a new psychiatrist for starters. If you live near a teaching hospital try to get an appointment with the chief of inpatient psychiatry there. if he or she cannot see you then ask for some referrals to doctors where you live about the...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, behavioral modification therapy, ocd sufferers
behavioral modification therapy, ocd sufferers, overwhelming anxiety: Anyone cam be happy but many people with OCD think they can handle it on their own. Most cannot as it can change and become crippling. He needs to have a trusted friend take him and go in with him to see a psychiatrists and level with the doctor what kind...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, messy hands, sticky hands
messy hands, sticky hands, gloves: Hi, I am not sure if it is OCD. He is way too young because some children does not like be touched or very picky with certain activities or stuff. My suggestion, he can wear plastic clear gloves to paint with his hand and etc...when he is finished painting,...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, flouxetine, virginia tech incident
flouxetine, virginia tech incident, nuero: NO YOU MUST TELL YOUR DOCTOR AND HAVE HIM START YOU BACK ON FLOUXETINE. IT SEEMS TO WORK FOR YOU AND ITS NOT SOMETHING THAT YOU START OR STOP ON YOUR OWN. YOU NEED TO HAVE AN EXPERT MANAGE YOUR MEDICATION AND REPORT ANY AND ALL PROBLEMS YOU ARE HAVING WITH...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD or something else?, obsessive compulsive disorder, doctor need
obsessive compulsive disorder, doctor need, skin condition: Since it involves your hands and washing I would be hard put to say it is not related to OCD. It seems like a ritual you are performing which is another hallmark of OCD. How often do you wash your hands during the day? Your hands cannot get that dry from...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Do I have an OCD?, behavioral modification therapy, plug sockets
behavioral modification therapy, plug sockets, medication treatment: Lucy, people with OCD fall into some general categories. There are the washers , the checkers , and the hoarders . There are also other less well known groups. A person can have several of these at the same time. You do definately need to see a doctor....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Is this OCD?, behavioral modification therapy, public toilets
behavioral modification therapy, public toilets, college computers: Nami, You really need to make an appointment with a psychiatrist and relate to him or her exactly what you have said here and add whatever else you have been afraid of or are unable to touch. OCD s tend to fall into three broad categories. Washers, checkers,...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD?, simplest thing, compulsive disorder
simplest thing, compulsive disorder, glass of water: I am sure that you are not a faliure as a mother, you are intuitive and caring and very focused on getting your son better which is great! I will write you more tommorow, I am at work! ok , I care so please know that I am here to help! Layl...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, prozac 20mg, obsessive disorder
prozac 20mg, obsessive disorder, intrusive thoughts: Yes. Intrusive thoughts, that cannot be controlled, is a part of OCD. If Seroxat is not working for you anymore, I might suggest you try talking with your doctor and see about switching to another antidepressant, such as Prozac 20mg (Fluctin in Germany...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD???, calcium absorbtion, calcium supplement
calcium absorbtion, calcium supplement, b vitamins: LOL, your description is cute, so I have to laugh. He sounds like a very organized toddler. I guess it would be too quick to assume he has OCD, unless it runs in the family, ie, you or the father has OCD, or any of your family members. But Yes, everything...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, countless books, compulsions
countless books, compulsions, ssris: Hi, It sounds like you have tried your very best, not all treatments will work, only a few will. My suggestion to see a new medical doctor and new treatment that will work for you. I am impressed to hear that you are a student of psychology, it is very...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Do I have OCD?, act classes, scrabbles
act classes, scrabbles, annoying questions: Hi, Yes, yes, yes. This is classic OCD. When you feel, stupid and feel like you are going to forget things all the time. Its very draining. IF YOU WANT TO LET GO OF THIS AND GET BETTER, TAKE CONTROL OF THE SITUATION AND GO TO THE DOCTOR NOW. If you...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, stressful situations, measuring cup
stressful situations, measuring cup, family physician: Lucy, sorry for the delay. Certain elements certainly sound like OCD. You need to see your primary care of family physician and get him or her to get you in to see a psychiatrist to make an evaluation. Its faster and easier if they do it rather than yourself....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, overwhelming anxiety, type personality
overwhelming anxiety, type personality, followup question: Adam its doubtful to say you had OCD and then grew out of it. You may have some traits but that is not the disorder. There is an OCD type personality but that is not unusual. If you are prone to develop OCD high stressors can make it arise in a person....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD or something else?, obsessive compulsive disorder, having a shower
obsessive compulsive disorder, having a shower, doct: It may just be an idiosynchsy (spelled wrong) that you have. Unless you have to perform a ritual every time your hands get wet then it may not be related. There may be something in your past long forgotten that has to do with getting your hands wet perhaps...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, perfectionist personality, dear esther
perfectionist personality, dear esther, meticulous person: Dear Esther, Sorry to hear you are having a hard time. I can t diagnose you as I am not a medical doctor and that is stated in my introduction. To answer your question about how come nobody ever diagnosed you or had you tested for OCD....have you spoken...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD??, weird thoughts, intrusive thoughts
weird thoughts, intrusive thoughts, freshman year: Yes you are right, OCD can have flares. Good times and pretty nasty times, where your mind feels out of control. There is always a sinking feeling that you might laps back into a dark depression where you obsess about disturbing thoughts. What causes...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: do i have OCD, degree in psychology, anxious feeling
degree in psychology, anxious feeling, unwanted thoughts: Hello Frank, I believe you do not have OCD, more likely unwanted obsessional image thought in your head. You must got it somewhere, pictures or videos you saw by accident (for example. book, computer Internet, videotape etc.) My question are you single?...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, stomach ache, lamp cords
stomach ache, lamp cords, light cords: Pam, You do not need to tell your kids not to do something as they alreadsy know that he is bothered by this and they probably feel it is just as odd as you do. He cannot help the things he is doing and he cannot help the things he is asking you and your...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, prozac 20mg, ocd symptoms
prozac 20mg, ocd symptoms, zoloft 50mg: Hi, Manzar, research shows no benefit of homopatic medicines in treating OCD symptoms. I would suggest that you seek the medical attention of an MD, and get prescribed prozac 20mg, or Luvox 50mg, or Zoloft 50mg. Any of these drugs are do well for OCD....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD?, psychotherapy sessions, anxiety disorder
psychotherapy sessions, anxiety disorder, losing my mind: Hi Jessica, It seems to me, it could be just anxiety disorder, mild obsessional habit, not really have do with OCD. You stated it will go and then come back, OCD do not go away at it s own. If it persists for more than 6 months, consult with psychologist...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, anxiety attack, lucky shirt
anxiety attack, lucky shirt, appoitment: He is combing superstition with may very well be a case of OCD. I suggest you go with him to see his primary care provider and have the primary care provider get him an appoitment to see a psychiatrist to make the diagosis. Having a great deal of anxiety...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD ?, successful business man, ball point pen
successful business man, ball point pen, window shutter: WAYNE, I WILL ANSWER IN CAPITALS SO YOU WILL EASILY SEE MY ANSWERS. I feel very stupid asking this, but I can t believe I am the only person alive with this mental quirk. I am 67 years old and a very successful business man and entrepreneur, having...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, church youth groups, personality problem
church youth groups, personality problem, riduculous: Mark, he may just have a personality problem. Or he may have a personality disorder that is superimposed on the diagnosis OCD. People with OCD cannot tolerate anything that they have to have set in their own mind. If anyone upsets that or disturbs it it...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Could I have OCD?, internet romance, sick to my stomach
internet romance, sick to my stomach, light switch: Heather, I wil answer in CAPITALS SO YOU WILL SEE MY ANSWERS EASILY. I m 18 and I m married. My husband is 25 and I was 16 when we met. (17 when I got married.) Since I ve been with him I keep checking up on him to see if he is cheating on me. WELL DOING...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, bad birthday, committing suicide
bad birthday, committing suicide, behavior therapy: Hi Michael, I strongly suggest you to not committing suicide due to the fact you can t deal with OCD disorder. It shows that you reality can t accept it as way of your life. If psychotherapy is not working, you need to seek a medical doctor who can...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD, health advocacy groups, mental health advocacy
health advocacy groups, mental health advocacy, mental health professionals: I believe both are equal, however most of time boys tends to have OCD than girls. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder where a person has recurrent and unwanted ideas or impulses (called obsessions) and an urge or compulsion to do...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD without anxiety, t effect, ocd
t effect, ocd, care physician: Amy, it sounds as if you can benefit from seeing your primary care physician and asking for a referral to see a psychiatrist to let him or her decide if you have OCD. That your habits are making you late is an indication of the fact that this is interfering...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD & Eating, macaroni and cheese, power struggle
macaroni and cheese, power struggle, toddler son: Well ,in my opinion, It may be OCD or it could be something else.My son ,who is now 11,was the same way.The basic fact is ,if you have a child that is refusing to eat just because they are having a power struggle with you then taking the food away does work.BUT...if...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD and a fear of corrosive chemicals., chrome faucets, corrosive acids
chrome faucets, corrosive acids, lime deposits: Todd, i think you may need to be at least one SSRI. There are some with minimal side effects. Such as Wellbutrin SR or Anafranil. You need to stop asking chemistry people about this as it is growing into an obession. You might talk to your doctor about...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD H/C, whole 9 yards, avoidance behaviors
whole 9 yards, avoidance behaviors, cognitive behaviorial therapy: Every adult has adhd in this age thats not new. If you really had add it would have been present since childhood. The goal of the drug companies is to have every doctor prescibe straterra to everyone so they can make plenty on it. Everyone is distracted...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD help, mental health specialist, professional mental health
mental health specialist, professional mental health, behavior disorders: Hi Jordan, At the most of times, online tests aren t accurate as stated because in fact, each case and individual s compulsives are different that doesn t mean you indeed have OCD. Tests online are just give you the general ideas and suggestions about...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD medications, management hope, psychology class
management hope, psychology class, psychological disorders: Be happy to! I can tell you the ones I know about from personal experience. They can offer behavior therapy that can help people with OCD react differently to certain things that may trigger their symptoms.Also,my son was also tried on buspar,an anti-depressant...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD and natural medicine, wellbutrin xl, natural supplements
wellbutrin xl, natural supplements, natural medicine: Natural supplements and vitamins are going to be without any value in treating OCD. There are plenty of other medications that can be used to ttreat OCD withgout the side effects you have experienced. You may need to try Celexa, Anafranil, wellbutrin or...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Is this OCD or just normal things?, brain chemistry, psychiatric nurse
brain chemistry, psychiatric nurse, apperantly: Hi Nicola, I dont mean to be harsh, but something is wrong with your brain chemistry, because your behaviour is ABNORMAL. Bottom line... you need help... in the form of medicaiton. Forget the CBT its a waste of time, apperantly in your case. Are you...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD with paper ripping at 15, nervous habit, there some sort
nervous habit, there some sort, habbit: Dear Brittanee, It s probably a nervous habit....if it drives you crazy, you should treat the issue just the same as with any behaviour that is bothering you. If it causes you discomfort of any kind, then it should be dealt with. Regards, Jennife...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD + psychosis, psychological diagnosis, sarah dear
psychological diagnosis, sarah dear, mild depression: Dear Sarah, Hallucination is not common with OCD. You should be evaluated by a psychiatrist and also your regular doctor, to see if you may have something else medical going on, such as exposure to poisons or toxins in your environment. It is important...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD query, behavioral modification therapy, intrusive thoughts
behavioral modification therapy, intrusive thoughts, ssri: Having intrusive thoughts that come from nowhere and are unwelcome and having to compulsively touch something a certain way (as you say you have to touch the object with both hands) sure sounds like OCD to me. OCD can get worse and begin to shift to other...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD question, fear of contamination, nasty habit
fear of contamination, nasty habit, obsessive thoughts: Hi, I got a good news for you. You do not have OCD. You was raised in the same household and you are close with your mother and been through together for many years, it does not MEAN you have OCD. It may be just a nasty habit because you been there and...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD question, obessions, compulsions
obessions, compulsions, obsessions: There are a group of disorders that are loosely classified as obessions. If ytou have obessions and have to do something to relive the anxiety in some way to lower the level of anxiety it means its a compulsion like having to wah several times or shower for...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD - Semen, winter seasons, doorknobs
winter seasons, doorknobs, masturbates: Yes, it still can be transferred eventually because it is bactericidal, If your hands are wet, it is more likely transferred to the objects or other persons. It applies the same concept with FLU, COLDS, etc. That is why I strongly advise you to wash your...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD - Semen, swift reply, irrational fear
swift reply, irrational fear, masturbated: Sounds like you are afaraid of being comtaminated with semen, you and objects. If your still thinking about it, it has been several days, I would ventrue to say that is OCD. You are obsessing over something and cant get it out of your head. You can go...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD and Sexual relationship, sexual thoughts, thougths
sexual thoughts, thougths, sexual desire: Mac, the first thing you must do is to see a psychiatrist ( a Medical Doctor who has done a residency in psychiatry). You need to get started on some medications that are clearly known to be helpful with controlling your symptoms of OCD. Homeopathic are...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD Symptoms, doctor of psychiatry, ocd symptoms
doctor of psychiatry, ocd symptoms, care doctor: I SUPPOSE ITS POSSIBLE YOU MAY HAVE ADD BUT I SUGGEST YOU SEE YOUR PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR AND ASK HIM TO MAKE A REFERRAL FOR YOU SEE A DOCTOR OF PSYCHIATRY. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GIVE THE PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR ALL THE DETAILS . YOU CAN JUST SAY YOU HAVE BEEN FEELING...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD and spectrum disorders, spectrum disorder, spectrum disorders
spectrum disorder, spectrum disorders, professional treatments: Great! I am glad you are on medication, CBT therapy should help you more to control your impulsive with picking your nose. My suggestion try to take your favorite candy such as a small mint in your mouth, it should help ease your anxiety. Good luck! Smile...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD Treatment, search area, psychotherapy
search area, psychotherapy, further research: Hi, It depends on how serious OCD. There are different types of OCD. I advise you to seek a professional help, the doctor will decide what is the best course of treatment for OCD. 1. Psychotherapy (2-4 x a month) 2. Medications (1-2 x a day) ...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD in toddler, peditrician, mosquito bites
peditrician, mosquito bites, new bite: First, I would try to see the inpatient chief of psychiatry at the closest teaching hospital near you. A teaching hospital is one with a medical college attached to it. You may need the help of your peditrician to try to get an appointment. Do this for...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Do I have OCD?, high school psychology, mental breakdowns
high school psychology, mental breakdowns, ocd sufferers: I will anser in capitals so you will see my answer, Hi, I m Ashley and I m an 18 year old girl from a small town in Ohio. I don t know much about OCD, only that my mom has a mild version of it and from what I have witnessed through her and what I have...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Ocd, funny thoughts, b vitamins
funny thoughts, b vitamins, person act: Hi, John You ask can a normal person act in obsessive or compulsive ways, and have funny thoughts. Yes of course there is a continuum. A lot of people will say that these behaviors exhibit a personality. Funny thoughts, wether it be quirky, or idiosyncrasies...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Odd symptoms, generalized anxiety disorder, nose twitches
generalized anxiety disorder, nose twitches, vocal tics: It does not sound at all like OCD. You do not seem to have overwheming anxiety to carry out rituals or have the checker, washer, or hoarding type of OCD. I do not think you have OCD , but you may wish to have your psychiatrist make that determination. The...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: obessesed with smoking, twenty cigarettes, nicotine addiction
twenty cigarettes, nicotine addiction, passive smoker: Smoking is not an OCD issue its an addiction. Your therapist should have you see your primary care physician and get you on the patch or something else to get you off nicotine. Incidentally if i recall Wellbutrin SR is also marketed under another name as...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: obsessive disorder, obsesive compulsive disorders, drugs in use
obsesive compulsive disorders, drugs in use, seroxat 20: Kristina , people are obsessed about many things but may not feel a compulsion to do some act to alleviate the anxiety they feel. The spectrum of obsesive compulsive disorders can include anything. Ask yourself what do I do with the item? Are you collecting...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Does obsessive thoughts are all false, ocd sufferers, obsessive thoughts
ocd sufferers, obsessive thoughts, manzar: Dear Manzar, Yes obsessive thoughts are false, and they don t make any sense. If they did, it would not be OCD. Your fear of losing your emotions is just another fear I ve seen from OCD sufferers. Any thought can become an obsession if it scares us enough!...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd?, behavoir, smokers
behavoir, smokers, gamblers: Yes indeed. Look at the compulsive drinkers, smokers, gamblers. They do not fit the category of having OCD but they compulsively gamble away all their money and others and drink to excess or spend to excess or smoke to excess or eat too much food to excess....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: do i have ocd, tiniest things, antidepressant drugs
tiniest things, antidepressant drugs, heart problem: Jessica, I cannot say for certain that you have OCD , but an MD medical doctor or psychiatry will make the diagnosis. You need to see a psychiatrist without delay and tell him or her exatly what you have written here. There are many good proven treatments...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd, magna cum laude, psychaitrist
magna cum laude, psychaitrist, hand washer: First off who says she has OCD? Noone can predict what a persons chance of sucess of employment will be. She sounds very diligent but is she on any medication. Even mild OCD can turn into severe OCD given enough stress on a person. If she is not now seeing...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd, mental health specialist, care doctor
mental health specialist, care doctor, mild case: Dear Deborah, There are medications available for OCD but I can t recommend any. This is something that has to be discussed with your doctor. Your general practitioner might be able to prescribe it if he or she knows about OCD but if your doctor prefers...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd and adhd, attention deficit disorder, severe depression
attention deficit disorder, severe depression, few church: kathy, Anafranil is a good drug for OCD .Its too bad you had problems with side effects.I do not know of any connection between adhd and OCD. Every adult today suffers from attention deficit disorder. But its because of the age we live in not because we...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd IN FAMILIES, social anxiety disorder, anxiety problems
social anxiety disorder, anxiety problems, ocd: Hi, I do not think he has OCD but some type of mental issue maybe social anxiety disorder? I am not certain at this point without seeing him personally. My only advice is take him to see a psychiatrist to rule out any issues or concerns. You have a...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd plz help, electroshock therapy, behavioral modification therapy
electroshock therapy, behavioral modification therapy, beta blocker: Sam, if the prozac is not helping or if you are not comfortable with the doctor you are seeing then you need to change doctors. As far as treating OCD goes, there are a number of other antidepressant meds that can be prescribed other than the two you have...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: does ocd thoughts are false ?, sense thoughts, obsessive thoughts
sense thoughts, obsessive thoughts, thk: The thoughts you are having make no sense at all. These thoughts come from outside and are not something you want or desire. The thoughts can be brought underr control with the medications we talked about earlier. But you must keep taking the medications...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ocd, professional mental health, welfare office
professional mental health, welfare office, group support: Hi, Yes, there are few options you can consider. 1. Go to a local welfare office, apply free medicaid health insurance, it will pay doctors and treatments for free or a low co-payments. 2. As for medication, you need to seek a professional mental...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: your opinion, behavioral modification therapy, new antidepressant
behavioral modification therapy, new antidepressant, ocd: Antonio, you really should have yourself dianosed by a psychiatrist. A good psychiatrist would be able to tell you in one visit what you have . Your friends may or may not be correct. If you do have OCD then he would prescribe a drug for you but it may...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Please Help, wonderful day, semen
wonderful day, semen, psychologist: Hi Sam, It is no problem and you are very welcome. I think it may be OCD related but I am not 100% certain because I think it may be just Paranoid behavior, and if you want to be sure, you can consult with psychologist who is familiar in field of OCD and...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Please help..I'm confused, zest soap, masked depression
zest soap, masked depression, diagnosing depression: He could be suffering from depression. He could just have burnt out and cares nothing about his appearance. If so then he has lost interest in most other areas of his life as well. When people do not wear clean clothes or bathe or shave they could be suffering...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Plz help.Is it OCD??, medical doctor, lexapro
medical doctor, lexapro, kisses: HI Danielle, I think you are over protective with mother. Are you only the child? How long you have been having this problem? I believe it is not classic OCD. You seem to worry over her too much more like assuring yourself she is being unsecure without...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Possible OCD?, closet doors, bedsheet
closet doors, bedsheet, car door: Hi, Thank you for your time to write this e-mail asking my help. My advice is to RELAX. I believe you do not have OCD based on your summary information. I think you should still see psychologist for further evaluation to be on the safe side and rule...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Possible OCD, paranoid disorders, google
paranoid disorders, google, hypochondria: It is quite possible but I can t say without seeing her in therapy. It is advisable to have her be seen psychiatrist for further evaluation for possibility OCD or Mania paranoid. It looks like she is obsessive about diseases what if and if I have it...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Prozac for OCD, prozac 40 mg, ocd symptoms
prozac 40 mg, ocd symptoms, anxiety and depression: Dear Paula, First I must say that you are fortunate to have found a medication that almost totally alleviated all of your OCD symptoms. Don t feel bad for thinking you didn t need medication and stopped, most people have done that and unfortunately, in some...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Prozac for OCD, prozac 40 mg, ocd symptoms
prozac 40 mg, ocd symptoms, lifelong condition: OCD is not something that you get better from . You do not et bettewr from diabetes or heart disease or many other illnesses. Of course stopping medication without consulting your doctor is never appropriate. If the prozac was working for you and continues...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Psychiatry/Hypnosis - WW II captives, google search, home public library
google search, home public library, physical manifestations: Eric, I do not know specific books you can look for but I also know that hypnosis can make a burn appear on a persons skin if they are hypnotizable which not all persons are. An actual burn on their skin can appear if they are given the suggsetion that their...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: pedophile question??, aids tests, intrusive thoughts
aids tests, intrusive thoughts, horrible act: Mike, Sorry for my late response. Intrusive thoughts are common with OCD. It goes along with the doubting if you did something or did not do something. Are you taking anything for anxiety along with the Lexapro? If not you may want to ask your doctor if...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: a person who cannot throw away anything, stacks and stacks, professional psychotherapist
stacks and stacks, professional psychotherapist, plastic containers: OCDers fall into a few categories. There are washers, checkers, and hoarders. Hoarders cannot part with anything. They keep things that almost everyone woulkd toss out like wrappers, old jars, used plastic containers, they have too much of everything. ...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: personality disorder, personality disorder, small favors
personality disorder, small favors, daughter age: There is always hope. She needs to be seen by a psychiatrist firstly. She obviously needs some people to support her but not to do things for her or allow themselves to be used. The people who help her need to help by talking or listening not by givng money,...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: problem with hair, seventeen years, ocd
seventeen years, ocd, perfectionist: Hi Kenny, I do not believe it is OCD nor you have it, maybe some sort of minor anxiety or you being a perfectionist with way you look yourself in the mirror at times. Sometimes wearing a cap or hat, it may help you? You said that when it grows and you...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: pulling out eyelashes, pulling out eyelashes, bad habit
pulling out eyelashes, bad habit, thearpy: Hi, It appears to me it is not OCD. It is normal thing for young women to do that but it is not that common. At least you recognize it that you do that, with OCD they will not admit it that is a problem. I believe in your case, it is a bad habit of yours...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: pulling hair, impulse control disorder, impulse control disorders
impulse control disorder, impulse control disorders, noticeable hair loss: Hi April, Trichotillomania, a hair-pulling disorder, involves an irresistible urge to pull out hair. This behavior occurs to the point of noticeable hair loss. The most common areas for hair pulling are the scalp, eyelashes and eyebrows, but may involve...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: pulling out hair, hair alot, pulling out hair
hair alot, pulling out hair, weird habits: Hi Erin, I am glad your urges aren t that bad yet. My suggestion for you to cease and desist pulling your hair by wearing DA-RAG SKULL CAP (cap/tie off) that common spanish and black people wears over the hair. It will cover your entire hair, it should...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: RN W/ severe germiphobia, severe anxiety, food containers
severe anxiety, food containers, papertowels: Hi Alexis, Yes, based on your information you do have mild or severe OCD. You do need to seek a professional help as soon as possible because it may interfere with your daily routines at work and home. First step is you admit that you do have this problem....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: re reading and watching, development delay, brain development
development delay, brain development, asperger: Peggie, I am sorry about confusion. It may be related but I am not certain at this point. Asperger s is related to autism, brain development delay. (Learning Disorder) but he must be in high functional which it means he has ability to learn and change....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: recalling problem, brain problems, heat stroke
brain problems, heat stroke, lung problem: The one thing that I see is your metion of drug use whether for body building or for other reasons. Any drug can cause you to have a problem. All drugs are going to affect your brain or nervous system. I would stop all use of drugs immediately. Secondly...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Semen Transfer, breathing air, teen guys
breathing air, teen guys, sexual activity: Probably not. After a half hour it would most likely be dried up and the chance of it making anyone pregnant is highly unlikely. Naturally one should wash their hands before meals and if one is going to masturbate themselves they should wash their hands...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Silver Eye, germs and bacteria, soft feathers
germs and bacteria, soft feathers, silver eye: This is Certainly a creative obsession. I would try to resist popping birds into your mouth, because they have a lot of germs and bacteria on them. You could get sick. You can only help yourself be normal. If you want to get treated for OCD, or talk...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Silver Eye, soft feathers, silver eye
soft feathers, silver eye, strange behavior: Hi Molly, I believe it is really strange, maybe not OCD because you have strong urge to do one specific thing (Silver eye birds) only. It could be simple problem, my suggestion to see a psychologist and see what this psychologist thinks of this strange...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Sleep Habits, sleeping habits, logical reason
sleeping habits, logical reason, nice day: Hi, No, it is not obsessive compulsive. For example, I only go sleep I lay down on my stomach, I can not and will not go sleep if I sleep in any other way. It doesn t mean I have OCD. Maybe we are uncomfortable when we sleep in certain ways. It is...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: schezophrania, doctor of psychiatry, horrible condition
doctor of psychiatry, horrible condition, marrige: I can only assume she is being treated by a doctor. He or she probably has her on medications to control her symptoms. If not then she needs to be seen by a doctor of psychiatry. The family members need to keep an eye on her at all times and give her the...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: sexual behaviors related to OCD, sexual intercourse, nut house
sexual intercourse, nut house, sexual behaviors: Belinda I WILL ANSWER IN CAPITALS SO YOU WILL SEE MY ANSWERS EASILY The person I am asking about is now 38 yrs. old. When I last knew him he was 33 yrs. old. We were together for thirteen years. While we were together he masturbated frequently...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: son with OCD, consistent discipline, development delay
consistent discipline, development delay, pervasive development: I m honestly not sure.Ocd can take on many forms and I suppose stealing could be included in this spectrum. It sounds to me though as if something else may be going on along with the ocd,so you may want to take him and have him evaluated. His pediatrician...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: swallowing, throat diseases, unfounded fears
throat diseases, unfounded fears, salivia: Hi, I do not believe you do have OCD because you can control your own without doctor s help. My suggestion is very simple, just grab a pack of gum or candy mint to control your unfounded fears and it may help you to gain control with your swallowing but...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: swallowing, salivia, low self esteem
salivia, low self esteem, picking your nose: Ok, this is kind of personal for me because when I was in high school I had the same problem,believe it or not. I would always worry about people hearing me swallow when I was taking a test. I can t diagnose ,I can only give my opinion since I am not a doc....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: swallowing, personal bias, answer mark
personal bias, answer mark, stupid thought: Mark, Hi, you say I started to obsess about a stupid thought and you have had this thought you cant get rid of for two years. This means you are obsessing. And you realize it. This sounds very much like OCD. Please, you should be fine once you get...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: swallowing, low self esteem, stupid thought
low self esteem, stupid thought, wonderful day: Hi Mark, I do not think you have OCD, maybe possible anxiety issue. I suggest you to see psychologist for further evaluation and tips to overcome your swallowing issue . I believe it can be resolved easily with some type of professional help. Good...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: swallowing, cognitive behaviour therapy, pink elephant
cognitive behaviour therapy, pink elephant, stupid thought: Dear Mark, First I must say that being focused on a body fonction such as swallowing is not unusual in OCD. Some people focus on blinking their eyes, others on their breathing, there are all kinds. The fact that you are so concerned about not doing it...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: swallowing, actors and singers, anxiety problems
actors and singers, anxiety problems, beta blocker: I would suggest you take smaller bites of food to cure this problem. If you gulp down large pieces of food naturally it will make a sound. You should also learn to drink with your meals as you eat. You may be having anxiety problems and perhaps need to take...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: sweaty palms, signs of nervousness, axiety
signs of nervousness, axiety, sweaty palms: Hi. I don t think you have OCD, you may have which is called SOCIAL AXIETY and PANIC AXIETY DISORDERS from traumatic experiences. Hands sweating are signs of nervousness and over worrying about what would happen to you if you go out alone or with someone...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: symptoms of ocd and ataraxia, word peace, washing hands
word peace, washing hands, odd number: Hi Samantha, I think Ataraxia means in greek word - peace of mind, feel worry - free and no stress. Ocd symptoms are many depending how serious it is. Washing hands, worrying about germs, counting backwards or forward repeative, touching things...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Teen obsessed with gravity and sliding, polyester sheet, science fiction television
polyester sheet, science fiction television, camping tent: Hi Penny, Wow, it is interesting behavior, in my opinion it does appear he have mild case of OCD about something but I do not feel it is a mental health issue at this present time. For health reason, he should sleep flat to support his neck and back....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Toddler w/questionable behavior, giant mess, tearing paper
giant mess, tearing paper, questionable behavior: First off she has discovered the sense of different substances and how they differ and feel. To stop her from tearing things apart I would just quietly go through the house and take away everything made of paper and tearable plastic like shopping bags and...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: is there such a thingas ronmantic..., perception changes, olove
perception changes, olove, sigmund freud: IM CERTAIN THERE IS ROMANTIC LOVE. SOME BELEIVE WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE ONE PERSON WE CANNOT POSSIBLY HAVE LIKE OUR PARENT OF THE OPPOSITE SEX. SO WE LOOK FOR SOMEONE WHO RESEMBLES THEM OR A FAVORITE FEMALE PERSON IN OUR EARLY LIFE. IM SURE THERE ARE PEOPLE...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I think My Girlfriend is Obsessive compulsive, kind doctor, regarding this problem
kind doctor, regarding this problem, bathroom sink: Hi, I need some more information before I can assist you. How long ago you do think she had OCD? What did it made you think she may have it? Ever did she see any kind doctor in regarding this problem? Thank you for your time to give me more info. ...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Do you think she has OCD, compulsive personality disorder, obsessive compulsive personality
compulsive personality disorder, obsessive compulsive personality, obsessive compulsive personality disorder: Dear JR, I am so sorry this question was not anwered more promptly. I have just received a noticification about a pending question...for some reason it did not get through to me. I m sorry you re going through a rough time in your first year of marriage....

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I think I have OCD, nook and cranny, depression symptoms
nook and cranny, depression symptoms, welps: Sounds like you need to be re-medicated.Although you have taken meds. it sometimes takes a couple of tries to find one that works correctly,or just right. My son is on Paxil and it seems to work very well.Talk to your doctor and get re-medicated .It sounds...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: the thoughts just dont go away, part time job, bad thoughts
part time job, bad thoughts, martial art: Yes it will help you in getting rid of these thoughts but it will need time to work. You may also need something for anxiety like Xanax (alprazolam). You also should be knocking yourself out by running or jogging or exercising each day and early in the day...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: trichotillomania, cognitive behavior therapy, trichotillomania
cognitive behavior therapy, trichotillomania, ballcap: Hi Danielle, I am sorry to hear you are suffering with trichotillomania and it is helpful to have medication, however it may help or may not. Have you tried with Cognitive Behavior Therapy to reduce your implusivity with pulling your hair? If medication...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: unsure, extreme paranoia, nasty men
extreme paranoia, nasty men, sexual content: Lisa,You do not know for sure if these people are really rapists or not you are projecting your thoughts onto them. Perhaps at some point in your life you may have been raped or molested as a child and now you are unable to remember it. Our ideas and opinions...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: unsure, cognitive behavior therapy, extreme paranoia
cognitive behavior therapy, extreme paranoia, nasty men: Hi Annie, It seems to me, you may have anxiety disorder and paranoia thoughts of events. It is not OCD. It is generalized mania disorder. You may benefit by seeking professional help with psychologist or psychiatrist. You may benefit what s called...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Wife coping with OCD, behavioral modification therapy, month old baby
behavioral modification therapy, month old baby, irrational fear: Yes she may need a medication change or at the very least behavioral modification therapy. For example she may need to be exposed to these types of items at first just looking at pictures until she can handle that. Pctures of insulation then seing it from...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: writing, added stress, compulsions
added stress, compulsions, new doctor: Yes, you are right. You are creating more work for yourself. What medications are you currently taking? It appears that they arent really working for your OCD. I would recommend you meet with a new doctor, and start on a low dose of an SSRI, such as...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Is there something wrong? Can I fix it?, spelling words, check numbers
spelling words, check numbers, long sentence: Sarah at your age you need to take charge of your life and to look out for your own interests. You need to see a psychiatrist not a psychologist. If you need a referral from your primary care physician or gyn doctor to see a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Not sure what to do, local hospital, psychologist
local hospital, psychologist, cbt: Hi, If you feel you do not need to continue therapy, that is fine. It is good idea to see psychologist because this specialist is trained in testing, evaluating, set up plan unlike therapist can not do these of stuff. That is why you have been sent...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Zoloft, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, serotonin reuptake inhibitor
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, serotonin reuptake inhibitor, minimal effect: Zoloft is often prescribed for OCD and or depression. I have not heard of it being prescribed for anxiety. I would imagine for anxiety the person would be put on Xanax or Valium. I am not in a position to recommend any antidepressant over another as they...

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: zoloft and suicidal thoughts, suicidal thoughts, desipramine
suicidal thoughts, desipramine, anafranil: Yes its true but i thought you already had suicida; thoughts before you took zoloft. You need to call your doctor and let him know. He may advise you to stop taking the zoloft and switch you to a different antidepressant. All of these are similar but not...

Occidental College: how can i get scholarship?, scholarship applicants, award certificate
scholarship applicants, award certificate, best of luck: Dear Yuko: Thanks for the question. I haven t been a student at Occidental for quite a while now. But it seems to me that the best way to make yourself stand out is to simply tell them what it is that you think makes you unique and special. What can...

Occult: Smudging, Smudging, Florida water
Smudging, Florida water, smudge sticks: Hi Benny, You should smudge your house before you move in. It ll be a lot easier without furniture in the way, and you don t worry about the old tenants vibes in your stuff. If you re worried about negativity currently in your belongings, you can have...

Occult: occult practices, New Age Religion, Wicca
New Age Religion, Wicca, Paganism: Hi Grace! I m glad you have found a spiritual home of your own! To answer your question, no. There is no danger in learning to read Tarot. People also used to have the same fear about playing with regular playing cards. But I m pretty...

Occult: I have a few questions on wicca!, reading list, Wicca
reading list, Wicca, beginner: First let me say that starting your Wiccan research with Crowley, is sort of like starting first graders with War and Peace. They might be able to understand the words being said, but they won t understand the context or ideas presented. Second, evil spirits...

Occult: URGENT I NEED RESPONCE QUICK, true demonic possession, exorcisim
true demonic possession, exorcisim, change counsel: I m sorry but it is not possible to preform a true exorcisim over the Internet. It is possible to pray for them and hopefully help them but, if it were demons that would change nothing, Holy Water, the Host and other tools are used in person to effect change....

Occult: curse, Curse, Hex
Curse, Hex, spells: Hi Leticia, This just sounds like a guilty conscience to me. If you only dabbled you wouldn t have developed the skills it takes to truly curse someone, especially without tools. What many people don t realize is that magick takes a LOT of work,...

Occult: Cleansing, Tarot, smudging
Tarot, smudging, smudge: If you break off a tiny tip of one of the leaves you should smell a sharp herbal smell. If you don t smell ANYTHING it s too old and should be composted or thrown away. Pyramid collection charges WAY too much for things, try www.abaxion.com or www.azuregreen.com...

Occult: Sage, white sage, smudge stick
white sage, smudge stick, google: Hi Sarah! I m sorry you didn t attain the desired result from your smudge stick. There are many ways to use sage, and if you google smudging, you ll come up with lots of information. If you really desire to get rid of it, you can compost it, you can throw...

Occult: tarot card readings, tarot card readings, capable readers
tarot card readings, capable readers, delaware: Hi Ana, Yes I do provide paid readings in person, in Maryland and Delaware. If you re not local to those areas I m sure there are capable readers in your area. If you re looking for reputable readers, you can look worldwide on witchvox.com under the right...

Occult: Liquid Smudging, True blood witches, suggested reading
True blood witches, suggested reading, The secret Circle: The fresh will work, it will just take a little longer before the scent will permeate. use the orange zest only, the white pulp will give an off scent. soak the cloves in alcohol too. then blend them together. two days in the alcohol should give you sufficient...

Occult: O.B.E
Out of the body experiences (OOBE) often happen during meditation, or people have reported them during surgery. Some can be spontaneous, which means that they weren t planned. Are you familiar with Eckankar? This is the ancient science of soul travel....

Occult: Psionics, occult practice, traditional sense
occult practice, traditional sense, telekinesis: Derrick, Psionics is not a part of the occult in the traditional sense of the word. The word Occult is often misunderstood. It simply means hidden . In that way it is only hidden because it isn t a common practice. Hope that clears things up for you!...

Occult: Tarot, Tarot, major arcana
Tarot, major arcana, tarot blogs: Hi Simona! Tarot is an intensely personal pursuit. While many start with the Rider Waite and most beginner tarot books use it for illustrative purposes, it s not the end all, be all. Once you have the basics down, branching out into whatever tarot deck...

Occult: Spirit/Ghost Boxes?
Sorry, I am not familiar with Ghost Boxes. They sound to me like trumpets that were used--or may still be used--at séances. The trumpets were allegedly a means of communication, or a way by which spirits spoke. Spirits spoke through things as trumpets,...

Occult: Theosophy
Theosophy s idea of afterlife was keyed to reincarnation and karma. It is defined in books as THE SECRET DOCTRINE and THE OCEAN OF THEOSOPHY. That I recall, Madame Blavatsky was involved in Spiritualism, but I don t think that that is endorsed in Theosophy...

Occult: psychic are true?
Dear Ayesha Yes, there are legitimate psychics in the world. Sadly there are also people who lie about these gifts in order to steal money from good people. It is different from as trilogy because astrology is based on math and astronomy. Intuition is based...

Occult: psychics are true?
I m not an expert on astrology (it s a lot of doing to do that!), but there s a lot that goes into s chart--how many planets are in a house (at a particular time), what the planets mean, and time calculations. I think I d trust an astrology chart more than...

Occult: Black magick
Life s situations and relationships have their ups and downs, no matter how rational you may be. It is easy to think that black magic is the cause of difficulties, but it suggests that someone else is causing the problem, like you are hexed. The Bible speaks...

Occult: Conjured spirits
I doubt these people are sincere. One should not mess with things like conjuring spirits. People are curious about such things, but they are dangerous. Usually, there are proper rituals to go through and means of protection. I don t know what they are...

Occult: ghost boxes?
The spirit realm is definitely another dimension. I don t think of it as a geographical place, as in the sky. I think it s in our midst. Patrick Matthews has many insights on the spirit realm, which are similar to Swedenborg (see his Heaven and Hell). I think...

Occult: Demon dream
There is a psychology to most dreams. Whether they are predictive or deal with actual demons is conjecture. Possibly, your reading the Lesser Key (why do you read this?) influenced your dream. Dreams can be influenced by anything. Likely, this demon ...

Occult: question...
I don t think the higher laws are coded. I don t see them as occult or mystical (though they have been seen that way). They are more inherent in existence. Jefferson wrote that we are endowed by the Creator with certain rights (life, liberty). However,...

Occult: Mysterious knife or letter opener
If you d like to explore this knife further, search antique knives or collectible knives online. You could also show it to a good antique dealer. You might check Amazon and see if they have any books on collectible knives. Its age, condition, and history--what...

Occult: Mysterious knife or letter opener
You need to check with someone who specializes in antiques or collectibles. The significance of it will be its age, history, and condition. There are likely collectors who deal specifically with knives. Are there any peculiar signs or markings on it? You...

Occult: Spiritualism as a source of history
This may, theoretically, seem true and writers have used spiritualism as a way to do history. Susan Lander, an American psychic, writer, and radio personality published a book where she interviewed persons from history. The problem is verifying the information....

Occupational Health & Safety: IR rate, Incident rate, OSHA recordable
Incident rate, OSHA recordable, injury: Thanks for the question...most places I ve worked have used a strive-toward-zero approach and its been effective. Because the IR is derived from a formula that Joe the plumber may not understand, to massage it further into a statistic may not give you what...

Occupational Health & Safety: Co2 Emmissions, CO, carbon monoxide
CO, carbon monoxide: Thanks for the question, Dennis...Carbon monoxide (CO)is the by-product of a combustion process, and is considered the silent killer Please do not ignore the alarm. If your forklifts are being charged, I will assume they are electric. The big concern...

Occupational Health & Safety: EMR and IMR, compensation insurance carrier, osha recordkeeping
compensation insurance carrier, osha recordkeeping, voluntary protection program: http://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/new-osha300form1-1-04.pdf This will link you directly to the OSHA forms which fully explain how to calculate IR; but the answer to your question is x 200,000 I have to apologize, and correct myself. You may not have...

Occupational Health & Safety: asbestos ceiling tiles?, asbestos, school
asbestos, school: Good question, Drew...Let me preface by stating that I am not the expert s expert in asbestos. There are professionals who are certified in the field, and may be able to give you a better answer. It s kind of like asking how many cigarettes can you smoke...

Occupational Health & Safety: CO poisoning, carbon monoxide, CO
carbon monoxide, CO: Sounds like a very unfortunate situation, that I hope your daughter gets rectified soon! Further, I would notify both the utility company and the landlord to request further action. I would also have CO detectors installed in living areas of the residence....

Occupational Health & Safety: EMR, EMR, experience modification rating
EMR, experience modification rating, injury data: Thanks for the question, EMR is calculated by using the last three year s worth of injury data (not including the current year), compared to the industry average. Therefore, the number reflects the company s history over time. Greater than 1 is worse than...

Occupational Health & Safety: industrial safety precautions, osha general duty clause, pedestrian pathway
osha general duty clause, pedestrian pathway, dcsp: OSHA s powered industrial truck (PIT) standard 29CFR 1910.178 may not provide you clear guidance on this one... You may want to look at the attached link to the OSHA e-Tool on PIT. Clearly, the responsibility for safety lies both the with drivers and with...

Occupational Health & Safety: lead content, lead paint
lead paint: Thanks for the question...the simple answer is go to the hardware store and purchase a lead test kit. They can be found in the same areas as home radon test kits. It s a simple swab that changes color if lead is present. I will caution that this requires...

Occupational Health & Safety: OSHA regs, masonry wall construction, osha construction standards
masonry wall construction, osha construction standards, perimeter fence: Let me preface that I am not a construction regulations expert, but I did a search of the OSHA Construction Standards (29CFR1926) and found requirements for fencing or barricades specific to the trenching, open pits (i.e. fall protection issues) but none necessarily...

Occupational Health & Safety: No running water in workplace, osha, sanitation
osha, sanitation: Thanks for the question...it sounds like your employer is not fully informed of the OSHA Workplace Sanitation Standard, 29 CFR 1910.141 Here s a link (http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=9790) The standard is easy...

Occupational Health & Safety: Ladder Safety, ladder, safety
ladder, safety: A few ideas come to mind...one is to assign second person to foot the ladder. Also, look at whether the ladder can be tied off anywhere. Since your doing a lot of work at heights, I would also consider looking at a scissor lift or other type of manlift....

Occupational Health & Safety: asbestos exposure inhalation risk, asbestos
asbestos: This is a difficult question to answer. I will attempt to answer this as best I can, but please understand that I am not an asbestos expert. Many states have training certification programs for the safe handling and removal of asbestos and asbestos containing...

Occupational Health & Safety: new career, safety, career development
safety, career development: I can partially answer your question. There are many educational opportunities out there, it is really up to you to decide what fits your career plan the best. If you have no S&H experience, I would guess that a post-graduate course is not suitable. You...

Occupational Health & Safety: air quality, mold, mildew
mold, mildew, OSHA: In some circumstances, the things you might do at home could work, Lysol(c) spray, etc. However, when dealing with such a large volume of material, that may be impractical. I hadn t heard about kitty litter. The best way to remove mold is to remove the...

Occupational Health & Safety: safety stats, OSHA record keeping, recordability
OSHA record keeping, recordability: The answers to your questions can be found in detail at the following OSHA link... http://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/index.html MEDICAL AID CASE- By this, I will assume you mean a medical treatment case By definition, medical treatment is any treatment...

Occupational Health & Safety: Change in Management Procedure, OSHA PSM, management of change
OSHA PSM, management of change: I m not sure I understand the question, but in the US, we have a similar term, called Management of Change under the US Occupational Health and Safety Administration s Process Safety Management rule. Management of Change-The work site employer must establish...

Occupational Health & Safety: OSHA standard for pre-duty rest, OSHA, rest breaks
OSHA, rest breaks: Thanks for the question...at this time, I am not aware of an OSHA requirement for rest breaks. There are federal regulations for drivers subject to Federal Motor Carrier standards, but my guess is that doesn t apply here. The attached link, to an OSHA interpretation...

Occupational Health & Safety: confusion, OSHA
OSHA: My expertise is in the application of health and safety principles, not international certifications, but I will do my best to help... In the US- OSHA is a government agency under the US Dept of Labor that enforces the rules of worker safety, NIOSH does the...

Occupational Health & Safety: confusion, noise, safety certification
noise, safety certification, industrial hygiene: Thanks for the questions, I will attempt to answer them as best as I can... Typically, the certifying organizations in the U.S. require some for of education or experience for you to sit for an examination. More information can be obtained from www.ABIH.org...

Occupational Health & Safety: Leading Indicator Index, incident frequency, direct correlation
incident frequency, direct correlation, corporate face: This is a very involved question... My suggestion is to pose it to a safety forum, such as the listserve run by University of Vermont SAFETY@list.uvm.edu Archives of list discussions can be found at http://list.uvm.edu/archives/safety.html There...

Occupational Health & Safety: workplace requirement for running water, OSHA, workplace sanitation
OSHA, workplace sanitation: The OSHA Workplace Sanitation Standard, 29 CFR 1910.141 addressed your concerns... Here s a link (http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=9790) The standard is easy to read, so without recreating it here, the highlights...

Occupational Health & Safety: keeping Chromium Trioxide/Mercuric Chloride in the basement in HDPE, chronic health effects, chromium trioxide
chronic health effects, chromium trioxide, health side effects: Unfortunately, there s no good answer to your question...just because you didn t experience symptoms from short term (acute) exposure provides us no basis for the long term (chronic) health effects. ( Much like- how many cigarettes can you smoke before you...

Occupational Health & Safety: Fall protection for non roofers on roof with parapet walls., parapet walls, parapet wall
parapet walls, parapet wall, roof slope: Good morning Bill .. Happy Thanksgiving.. I have some questions that I need to get answered from you. 1. You mentioned a flat sloped roof .. .what is the angle of the roof slope? Is it a low flat slope, or a deeper grade of angle? If it s a steeper...

Occupational Health & Safety: second response phase, emergency action plan, response phase
emergency action plan, response phase, emergency thanks: Joel, It s hard to say. The second phase would be dependent upon what kind of emergency, the incident commander, and the exact nature of the emergency action plan. I am not aware of a precise phase universally accepted, although there could be something...

Occupational Health & Safety: second response, second response, recovery
second response, recovery: Joel, You got it right...second responders are the clean up crews, demolition and construction workers who restore an incident scene to normal and safe. Consider it part of the recovery efforts after an incident. The biggest example of this is the World...

Occupational Health & Safety: chipped paint, paint
paint: Typically, concerns with paint chips have more to do with lead. There is a tremendous amount of information on the web about that topic. I can t fully answer your questions without knowing more, such as the concentration or percentage of Alum. Hydrox in...

Occupational Health & Safety: hep C exposure, hepatitis, bloodborne
hepatitis, bloodborne: I will assume that you are talking about an exposure that occurred during the course of your work. If that is the case, depending on what country and state you are in, this should be treated as work-related and/or followed as a worker s compensation case....

Occupational Health & Safety: State OSHA regulations, state osha, osha regulations
state osha, osha regulations, loading docks: Good afternoon Scott.. #1. Oscillating Fan. The OSHA regulation here is 1910.107(d)(4). Is the fan in the office, or offices in the warehouse? If the fan is in offices, there should be no issue, I would think. If it s in the warehouse offices, there...

Occupational Health & Safety: Asbestos exposure from cutting holes into walls, for wall plates, asbestos, safety
asbestos, safety: I m no expert in asbestos, but will comment as best as I can. There s no good way to determine the asbestos concentration of a building material without testing at a lab. To the best of my knowledge, plaster and drywall aren t high on the list of things that...

Occupational Health & Safety: health and safety, osha requirement, workplace requirements
osha requirement, workplace requirements, place policies: Joel ... I m not quite sure what the question here is, but I ll attempt to answer it for you. I feel the question is asking how do I know that the efforts that I am enforcing is effective Well... In my situation, if I am applying an OSHA requirement...

Occupational Health & Safety: Accident value, working in saudi arabia, manors
working in saudi arabia, manors, job: Majid, A commuting accident is simply an accident that happens when you are on the job. For example, if you must travel in a company vehicle and you get involved in a collision, that would be a commuting accident. I hope that helps. Follow up if you need...

Occupational Health & Safety: Asbestos in garage?, asbestos
asbestos: Before I answer your question, you should ask yourself- what was the wall made of? If it was drywall/wallboard, then it was a very low likelihood of being Asbestos Containing Material (ACM). Same for plaster and lathe. If you don t know/aren t sure, the...

Occupational Health & Safety: tar paper, felt, safety
felt, safety, exposure: There is always the potential, since Tar Paper or felt paper is asphalt or oil impregnated felt cloth. My recommendation is to acquire a copy of the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) from the tar paper/felt paper manufacturer or supplier. Near the front...

Occupational Health & Safety: Verbal Abuse, osha act, human resources department
osha act, human resources department, witness statements: OK ... Let me see if I understand this. The restaurant manager is basically verbally abusive to restaurant employees in front of customers. One, this is unprofessional as a manager, two, if reported this to corporate, I want to make sure that I have...

Occupational Health & Safety: Experience Modification Rating, experience modification, current rate
experience modification, current rate: Sean, The EMR is usually determined annually based upon your record of safety. I think that for the most part, you are stuck with your EMR until years end when it is redetermined. The best way to reduce your EMR is to promote safety and have an established...

Occupational Health & Safety: Accident Investigation, OSHA recordkeeping
OSHA recordkeeping: Sorry, this question is a little vague. In the US, we have workers compensation rules which vary from state to state which define what is work-related in order to determine if a worker s treatment should be paid for, and any lost wages compensated. Under...

Occupational Health & Safety: LED exposure dangerous?, coherent light sources, cappels
coherent light sources, cappels, delicate structures: While this is not my area if expertise, I can offer the product of my brief research. I found many technical articles online, but this one seemed to offer the best layman s explanation. http://www.cappels.org/dproj/LED%20Warning/Danger_of_Eye_Danger.html...

Occupational Health & Safety: Accident investigation., root cause analysis, investigation
root cause analysis, investigation: I ve typically used some for of root cause analysis to identify the contributing factors that led to an incident ( I am assuming you are asking about a health & safety incident investigation) There are several commercially available courses, such as TapRoot...

Occupational Health & Safety: water off for repairs, osha, potable water
osha, potable water, sanitation: I will answer this question to the best of my ability. You will have to continue to check with your local authorities and perhaps the state Dept of Education about water for the kids...As for the workers, OSHA s 29CFR 1910.141 on worker sanitation may apply...

Occupational Health & Safety: Fence barriers, fall protection, fence
fall protection, fence: I believe what you are proposing would be a de minimis violation under the OSHA construction standard (29CFR1926.501) based on the published letter of interpretation found at the attached link. http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=INTERPRETATIONS&p_id=24802...