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How can I improve my concentration powers and stop being a maniac ?

i cant concentrate and my mind is always focused on cleaning i have to cleanroomhandsclothes etc again and again though it is cleanwhat is this am i getting physoco i am 21 female.and currently i am reading nursing.i have this problem since 2/3 years ago..i am loosing my concentration i can t focus on any thing focus is only in the rooms.i have to clean the room again and again though it is clean.Due to this i can t focus my mind on study.if teacher is giving lecture my mind will be at the room whether my room is clean or not if somebody enters my room and make it dirty...and so on..when i was at home i used to have this problem but now i am in hostel and i have to share my room with my partner (they are not good to me) and the problem is worse then before..i am getting psycho...
Thu, 2 May 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Thanks for writing to health care magic
The problem you are suffering is called OCD. (obsessive compulsive deisorder). In this disease there are recurrent intrusive thoughts which occur against your will and cause a lot of distress. You are getting tyhought that some body will make your room dirty repeatedly. The repeated acts you are doing like repeated cleaning are called compulsions. Consult a good psychiatrist. He will prescribe you antidepressants and anxiolytics in addition to offering psychotherapy in the form of /cognitive Behavioral Therapy, exposure response prevention and ohter techniques.
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Psychiatrist Dr. Dushad Ram's  Response
Dear Madam

Your symptoms is more compatible with OCD where such anxiety is very common and take the form preoccupation. psychotherapy (CBT) and medicine are treatment option available and advised to have evaluation/ treatment done by a psychiatrist.
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

This is typical description of Obsession / You are suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder...
You should see a Psychiatrist...proper assessment is the basic need.
It can be managed well / drugs and their dosages have to be tailored to individual requirements...There are several classes of drugs and several drugs in each class - your doctor will give appropriate prescription...
See your doctor... you will be well

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
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The constant focus on dirt and cleaning most probably points to a possibility of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). A more certain diagnosis would require a detailed assessment of all your symptoms, and/or a face-to-face evaluation.

Preoccupation with thoughts regarding cleanliness (i.e. obsessions) and repeatedly cleaning the room (i.e. compulsions) are common in OCD, and are associated with changes in certain chemicals in the brain. I can understand your feelings of worry and anxiety, but please be assured that this is an illness and has many treatment options. There are effective medicines available for OCD; also, psychotherapy has also been proven to be very helpful.

Please approach a psychiatrist immediately, and I am confident you will benefit from the treatment.

Warm regards,
Dr. Saifuddin Kharawala
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General Surgeon Dr. Rajinder Bajoria's  Response
Welcome to health care magic forum
start mixing with friends & sharing ideas ,isolation some time leads to such problems.Discuss your problem with your friends also that will also change your mode of thinking & concentrating studies.
Wish you good health
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