Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common and uncontrollable mental disorder where a person has a need to repeat some actions (compulsion) or keeps having specific thoughts (obsession) repeatedly. Obsessive habits include washing hands frequently, keep counting things, arranging things in a particular order, etc. Fear of germs and constant awareness of breathing are examples of compulsive behavior.

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How do I get over homosexual thoughts?

Query: Hello doctor, In grade six, I started thinking about marriage and sex, and as the time passed, I started thinking about my mother's marriage with another person and them having sex as my father was a harmful person. As the time passed, I would perceive men by their physical appearance, like having ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I understand your concern. You have an obsessive-compulsive disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for it; you should follow the guidelines below to deal with it. It will help you. You should exerci...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from unusual thoughts and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Kindly advise.

Query: Hello doctor, When I was in class IX, I started touching my books repeatedly, and an unwanted thought occurred where I touched that book with my foot (this happened just in my thought). Then one day, I touched my penis, and after that, I washed my hands 20 to 30 times for fear of germs. And day by d...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation. You have OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). There is non-pharmacological management for it. I suggest you try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you. You sh...  Read Full »

I am suffering from OCD, and I cannot concentrate on my studies because I get unrealistic dreams. Please suggest something.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 22-year-old male, and I am suffering from OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) which has affected my academic life. As a result, I often get unrealistic dreams, and I cannot concentrate on my studies. I took medicines for one year but stopped taking them in the last nine months be...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you start taking the medications you took earlier for at least three years (consult a specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take medicines with their consent). Do not stop taking the medications without your doctor's advice.  Read Full »

Why am I not able to concentrate on work and keep hearing voices?

Query: Hi doctor, I hear sounds, which are not necessarily voices, and I cannot focus on text or computer. I have memory loss, confusion, and forgetfulness. These symptoms have become relevant from the past week. I suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD, and OCD. I am under Lexapro, Abilify, Mirtazapine, a...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you aware that the sounds which you are hearing are not real and are just in your head? You have a history of multiple concussions. That can cause some brain lesion like atrophy or encephalomalacia. These findings can cause the symptoms. It can be checked by CT or M...  Read Full »

Can OCD cause repeated image popping in mind?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old male. I am scared of turning into a gay or homosexual. In the past, I had senseless and intrusive images popping in my head that I am kissing a guy whenever I used to be with my male friends. I never felt an attraction towards any guy. It happened six years before, but ...  Read Full »


Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After analyzing your current complaint and taking into consideration your previous history, I am of the opinion that your current symptom is also a symptom of Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). An obsession is an automatic, repetitive, intrusive and senseless thou...  Read Full »

Why am I always obsessed with sexual thoughts and anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from OCD, specifically ROCD. I feel anxious all the time, and I have a thought of being with my partner always. Moreover, when I see a woman, I am attracted easily and thinking about her consequently. I feel the urge to tell my partner about it. In my past, I wa...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand that you are feeling challenged by these OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) symptoms. By nature, OCD tends to wax and wane in response to life's stressors. OCD can be managed by a combination of medication, CBT (cognitive behavior therapy), and lif...  Read Full »

How to treat my obsession that happens when I see some dirt?

Query: Hello doctor, Whenever I see something dirty, it just stays in my mind. And if I see something that is not so clean, I get uneasy to the extent that it just replays in my mind. I really do not understand why this happens to me.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajay Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the symptoms that you have described, it seems that you may be suffering from OCD or obsessive compulsive disorder. It is the fourth most common psychiatric disorder and usually occurs between 19 to 25 years of age. In this illness, the patient continuously report...  Read Full »

Can psychotherapy treat OCD?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from OCD (Obsessive–compulsive disorder). How can it be treated by psychotherapy?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you might be aware, OCD is a chronic, relapsing, and debilitating disorder. It has four themes of manifestation that decides the nature of treatment likely to be effective. So, to determine which form of therapy is more suitable for you, a psychiatrist can guide you...  Read Full »

Since I was a child, I keep repeating some bad words and sentences inside my mind. I do not understand why.

Query: Dear Doctor, Since I was a child, I keep repeating some bad words and sentences inside my mind. I do not understand why. Eventhough such thoughts are prohibited by our religion, my mind keeps saying certain words each minute without my control, sometimes I feel that I just want to hit myself. And al...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashish Khandelwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you are right. You have Obsessive compulsive disorder. The medicine you told is also correct. You should not treat yourself. It would be better for you to have regular contact with a psychiatrist. Shyness will not lead to any good. If you do not want to walk to...  Read Full »

Suffering from OCD. Please help me if I can take Prozak and what will be the dosage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) since I was a child, and I did not know that I have this type of sickness until I read about it on internet. And now I am 27 years old. I need to ask you whether I can take a medicine by myself (Prozak or alternative). My symptoms...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Thanks for posting a query at icliniq. First of all I would like to inform you that OCD like symptoms occur in various disorders other than OCD itself. And the management of different disorders varies according to etiology. Regarding your question about self treatment, I would suggest against...  Read Full »

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