Q. My situations are making me curious to know about ADHD and OCD. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Vandana Patidar
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 17, 2019 and last reviewed on: Aug 19, 2019

Hello doctor,

I do not have any official diagnoses, but I am curious to know more about ADHD or ADD and OCD. Recently I was about to sit down to eat breakfast when I got sidetracked and started something else. One thing lead to another and next thing I know it is 45 minutes later, I have half of my room torn apart due to not finishing everything I had started, and I still had not touched my breakfast. I have had more of these types of situations recently, and it makes me frustrated and a little worried. I thought about going to see a doctor about it, but I was hoping for an opinion. Currently, I am not under any medications.



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Start with one thing on another, and we may behave strangely. But it does not mean that you have some psychiatric diagnosis. The difference between abnormality and normality lies on a spectrum in psychiatry. Some criteria to define if a particular thing needs the attention of a psychiatrist.

1) Persistent in nature.

2) Disturb your day to day routine.

3) Functional impairment.

4) Disturbance of bio functions like sleep, appetite, etc.

If all these things are not there, then I would not advise you to consult a doctor. If this last for some time, then contact a psychiatrist.

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