ADD or ADHD is a common childhood psychiatric disorders. The diagnosis is made by taking detailed history of symptoms and evaluation based upon ICD 10 or DSM 5 criteria. Blood tests could be done to find out...
Hello. I suffer from OCD and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Now I know ultimately I need to consult my psychiatrist but wanted to just pick your brain. I am very concerned about side effects. Do you notice more people have side effects on prozac than lexapro? Which one do you usually like better for Anxiety? Thanks.
Brief Answer: Consultation
Detailed Answer: Hello, and thanks for your question.
Prozac and Lexapro are both part of the same drug class of SSRI antidepressants. Prozac was released in 1986 and Lexapro in 2001. In terms of side effect profile, there is no clinically meaningful difference. And in...
Can 5-HTP be useful in helping weaken the obsessions in OCD or increasing the ability to focus in ADD?
Brief Answer: Consultation
Detailed Answer: Hello, and thanks for your question.
5HTP can be useful as an adjunctive (add-on) treatment for OCD, added on to an SSRI antidepressant such as Prozac, with the best available treatment being exposure and response prevention psychotherapy (ERT). So it...
Hello Dr. Tayal,
I sent you a message earlier about OCD in my right talus. The doctor that I saw here in Beijing told me I needed surgery and that the OCD was in the late stages. When I told him that I didn't want to have surgery here in China he basically just dismissed me and told me there was nothing he could so for me. He didn't even offer me any crutches or a cast or boot or anything. But from what I have read about this condition it sound like when it is in the later stages it needs to be taken care of right away and immobilized like you said. I know you may not be able to give a lot of information since you don't know my specific case but what would be your recommendation as for the next step and how soon I should try to go home for surgery? I also have lupus so I am concerned that if I wait too long to get this taken care of that it might cause long term issues. Thank you for your help in this!
Brief Answer: Do get the surgery done in 3-4 weeks.
Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. In case of OCD if it is an advanced case it is best if you can get the surgery done in next 3-4 weeks. Till then do get a fiber cast for your foot and avoid weight bearing as much as you...
hi doctor i have ocd so it helps when you confirm that its ok you have helped me i went to bathroom sat on toilet seat after i had bowel movement my penis opening touched rim at front of the seat after that i pee a little no chance of uti right? i saw on internet a doctor said no chance you can get from a toilet seat just wanted you to tell me thank you
Brief Answer: Welcome back on HCM forum
Detailed Answer: Hello Thomosthall Welcome back on forum of HCM .
You had contact of your penis and glans with the edge of the toilet and suspect that you may get UTI due to contamination .
At the outset I would state that there is 0% chance of you getting...
How do I know if I am having withdrawal or if the medication was helping me? I'm tapering off of clomipramine for ocd because I don't think it is helping me but how can I tell if it was helping me or if I experience withdrawal?
Brief Answer: The difference can be made by time
Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.
The withdrawal symptoms of clomipramine are limited for initial one week and mat=y be two weeks. If you are experiencing symptoms during first two weeks than probably it is withdrawal...
Hi, my wife is not listening to me. Saying that I am Mad need to take OCD Medication. My view is because of her non-cooperation in home only making me mentally sick. I don t want my son to suffer because of us. So not able to diverse. what to do?
I was walking home with food all of a sudden i see an item on ground apparently I never stopped but it appears like to be a stick of some thought not certain if i picked it up or not now my finger is sore should i worry shouldd i go back and check...
I HAVE PARKINSON' DISEASE FOR 17 YEARS BUT VERY RECENTLY THINGS GOT WEIRD. I ALSO HAVE BI-POLAR DISEASE AS WELL AS OCD AND IMPULSE DISORDER. I TYPICALLY WOULD FALL 3 OR 4 TIME A WEEK AND FREEZE WHEN WALKING. IT BEE TOUGH BUT SO AM I. EALIER TODAY...
My son has bipolar but is also being treated recently for OCD in which the meds are not working. He also suffer with high thyroid problems. I have not had his levels checked recently. He has all the symptoms of high thyroid problems. I was reading that it can also cause intrusive thoughts. Could this be the reason he is not responding to the OCD medicine?
Before my husband and I married he admitted that he had OCD. When he was young he had compulsions to complete acts or something bad would happen . Even now, when taking sips of water sometimes something doesn t feel right and he will have to repeat the act until it feels okay . He admitted to having unwanted sexual thoughts earlier in life. A few years before we met he was viewing porn regularly and started using prostitutes. He admitted to having cheated on me in order to have sex. We went to counseling and he is committed to the relationship, and states he has never turned back to old behavior. He made an agreement in front of the counselor that if he watches porn or has sex with a prostitue (or other) he must tell me within two hours. However, when we are in public he has a constant looking problem . It has disturbed me to the point that complete healing (from the cheating and other behaviors) can t take place. I am beside myself. I have told him I think it is related to the OCD, but he claims he is not even aware of it. Other times he says if he is diligent of being aware of looking in every moment he can control it, but any distraction will make him forget and go right back to it. It is sad to him because he feels that no matter how well he does there will always be something I am not happy with, and he really has worked hard to deal with his compulsions. The problem for me is that I have started to dread going places with him. We both like to go to the gym, and to travel, and I am losing my joy in doing so because of the constant, repeated glances at other women. I explained it might be normal to look at beautiful people, but many, continual glances are not normal (and not respectful to me). We are married now and many aspects of the marriage are quite wonderful, connecting, intimate and joyful. We both want this relationship to work. Any advice or insight would be greatly appreciated. Kate
mSo I have really bad OCD. It s mainly that I can not get used to change. I know I have a problem, but I really do not want to go to therapy. My mom has an issue with OCD as well, and this issue is that she MUST move furniture to a different place at least 2-3 times a month. Each time, it gets on my nerves so bad that I begin mumbling curse words and I hit pillows and feel infuriated, and I cringe and if I ever have an instance to where I have to walk through the specific area where the furniture was moved, I can not look at it. Typing this right now is making me want to break every piece of furniture moved. The one that got me most was the Key holder, which was moved to the opposite wall, and I just want to punch it off and break it. Nobody understands how much I am trying to hold in curse words and moving things. My solution is not talking to anyone and staying in my room for days until the next rearrangement. It takes me a good week or if I am lucky a couple of days to give it a chance, or to even look at it. The reason why I don t want therapy is because when this happens, I don t cry, I don t usually move things (although I have), I mainly throw a fit, and my mother, having OCD as well doesn t understand my problem and just calls me mental. She says I am mental and sometimes that I am psycho. She doesn t comfort me, or even suggests therapy in a right way. I have other forms of OCD as well, but this is my main problem. What do I do?
I had a hysterectomy almost 15 years ago. Shorthly after I began having extreme panic attacks leading to OCD I never had anxiety or ocd before, my life was normal. I have done hormone therapy, mental health therapy, exposure therapy etc. I have come a long, long way. However, I have never been the same and cannot seem to shake the ocd. Is there anything I can do that I have not tried...will I ever be me again?