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Treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and ADHD - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur query
User :   i have OCD and Low Testosterone problem
Doctor :   ok
User :   i like to know treatment for above
User :   also symptoms of the both..
Doctor :   can you brief me about your OCD symptoms first
User :   double checking, i don't trust anyone...wash hand frequently..fearing bacteria infections..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   these are indicative of an OCD
User :   oh
User :   24
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and since when do have these?
User :   more than four years...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you sort any treatment for the same ?
User :   no....yesterday only..i came to know that symptoms i am facing are OCD
User :   from Health care magic site
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since you have these symptoms from long , it could lead to stress also
Doctor :   do you suffer from any other problems?
Doctor :   as in any type of stress, physical illness, family issues , etc?
User :   ADHD, Porngraphy addiction, masturbation,depression
Doctor :   as these are inter related and can aggrevate an OCD
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what is your present concern now/
Doctor :   do you want an advice /treatment or do you want to know more about the issue?
User :   treatment for OCD
Doctor :   let me tell you in simple words about OCD
Doctor :   and treatment
Doctor :   it is a condition of the mind where a person is concerned or is always alert about only some issues which is of minor significance
Doctor :   as in they will be too worried about dirt on thier hand , and even after washing a million times you may feel it stilll is persisting
Doctor :   the best mode for treatment would be something called as behaviour therapy
Doctor :   were in you will be thought about different methods of controlling the obsessions
Doctor :   are you there with me ?
User :   yes...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   like , a flow table will be given to you , breathing exercises and a step by step approach is done
Doctor :   if the doctor feels that this is not enough , you will be given good medicines for a couple of months or so and then followed up
Doctor :   so you need not worry but you should get this treated if it is constantly on your mind and is not allowing your day to day life to progress smoothly.
Doctor :   did you follow what i suggested?
User :   100 percent
Doctor :   is there any other questions?
User :   how long it will take to OCD cure?
Doctor :   it depends on the condition , the onset , associated factors like stress, and the severity of your symptoms
Doctor :   it may take anywhere between 3 to 6 months
User :   can OCD be cured completely...
Doctor :   it depends
Doctor :   but surely it can cure most of your symptoms
Doctor :   all you need to do is co operate with the doctor
Doctor :   give all your history and follow everything well
User :   can you suggest any doctor for treatment of OCD?
Doctor :   then you can surely be kept away from this with time
Doctor :   you must consult a psychiatrist for this
Doctor :   one of our customer care personnel will get back to you with the details
User :   okay....
Doctor :   anything else i need to assist you with?
User :   i suggest that i am having Low Testosterone
Doctor :   how do you know that you have low values?
Doctor :   did you run any tests?
User :   i read symptons about Low Testosterone
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what symptoms do you have?
User :   it match the symtpons that i have
Doctor :   please tell me the symptoms
User :   erection problem, anxieity
Doctor :   ok
User :   depression and difficulty concentrating
Doctor :   see, if you have an erection problem along with anxiety it can be due to low testosterone but then even simple stress/anxiety can also cause the same.
User :   i am facing for longer time...
Doctor :   your OCD can also add on to this
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I would suggest that you first go to a psychiatrist and get the treatment
User :   ocd ?
Doctor :   the psychiatrist can also get a picture on whether anxiety is causing your erection problems
Doctor :   or if it is due to low testosterone alone/causes of the same.
Doctor :   when OCD gets controlled , anxiety comes down and your sexual symptoms may improve
Doctor :   if not , then we could do a testosterone level analysis, only if needed and treat the same
Doctor :   see, it has to be treated hand in hand
Doctor :   did you follow what i suggested?
User :   okay....
User :   i also have ADHD....from my childhood....
Doctor :   ok
User :   for which disorder i need to treat first
User :   OCD or Low testromone or ADHD
Doctor :   are you on treatment for the ADHD?
User :   i came to know last month..about ADHD...
Doctor :   ADHD which is seen in childhood can progress to OCD in adults
Doctor :   and hence you have the symptoms
Doctor :   you need not worry about which one to be treated first as the psychiatrist will take care of all thses issues accordingly
User :   i am unable to complete simpler task in office..because of ADHD..
User :   i am in stress...even i put leave for two days...
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   i understand, you need leaves more frequently when you have such problems
Doctor :   but do not neglect this , and kindly seek treatment .
Doctor :   have i answered all your questions?
User :   today i have applied for leave saying that my grandmother passed away...but she passed away one year ago itself...
User :   itself...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   once you are on treatment you will feel better
User :   if OCD is cured...ADHD be also i right?
Doctor :   yes, it will be taken care of
User :   what about porngraphy addiction? how can it be stopped
Doctor :   you need to cut down on viewing the same slowly
Doctor :   do not stop suddenly as it can get you anxious again
Doctor :   you cut down the no of hrs step by step
Doctor :   keep your mind engaged
Doctor :   divert your thoughts to something productive whenever you feel the need to view porn
Doctor :   you could try medication/yoga
User :   any treatment for addiction?
Doctor :   its purely behaviour therapy wat is said
Doctor :   follow this
Doctor :   and when you meet the psychiatrist tell the same to the Doctor
Doctor :   the treatment will concentrate on relieving all your symptoms
User :   okay...thanks for help...
Doctor :   anything else you want to clarify with me?
User :   please inform customer care to inform the psychiatrist in coimbatore to me
Doctor :   i will surely do that
User :   thank Doctor..for your suggestion
Doctor :   pleasure here, welcome
User :   Bye and Take care
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   bye for now
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