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 can I overcome getting affected by thoughts of past bitter situations?

Query: Hello doctor, I have repeated thoughts of past bitter situations all the day for the past six months. I get easily upset and I start crying for unnecessary reasons. This is making my life hell and I have no peace at all. I am having a very poor concentration, not able to study. These thoughts a...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from obsessive thought disorder with depression. You may have compulsion but you have not mentioned in your symptoms so it seems to be only an obsession. For example, having an obsession with contamination and compulsion of washing unnecessa...  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

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

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 »

How do I overcome excessive thoughts of vomiting?

Query: Hi doctor, I do not know how to explain my state. Since many years, I feel like vomiting when I see or smell dirty things. I cannot just sit with a drunken person. I cannot even resist when someone is vomiting or coughing or just clearing their throat. To get rid of this vomiting feeling, I started...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your statement of 'I feel like vomiting when I see or smell dirty things and I cannot just sit with a drunk person' are commonly found in normal individuals and does not signify any mental or psychological disorder. But, your statement that you canceled your official tr...  Read Full »

Can Cymbalta be used for symptoms of OCD?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old man. I have been experiencing panic disorder, OCD symptoms and excessive levels of anxiety. In the last few months, major changes in my life have happened. For instance; quitting my job and moving to another city triggered my anxiety symptoms. I usually feel drowned in ...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhijeet Deshmukh

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for describing your query in detail. To start with, you might be absolutely right in saying that the current increase in your anxiety and associated feelings could be secondary to the change of place. Change of residence and workplace is always an anxiety-provok...  Read Full »

I am gaining weight with Paroxetine and Mirtazapine. Can I use Zoloft?

Query: Hi doctor, I have OCD and bipolar depression. I am taking Paroxetine and Mirtazapine for OCD and sleep respectively. I am gaining too much weight. Can I switch to Zoloft?  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Both Mirtazapine and Paroxetine are known to cause weight gain. Sertraline (Zoloft) also causes some weight gain. So, in my opinion shifting to Sertraline will not be a good idea. Other SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) like Flu...  Read Full »

How to stop thinking about a guy I am obsessed with?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. For the last few years, I am thinking about a guy all the time. I do so when I am busy at work time also. I have horrible experiences in the past without him. I do not have so many friends to hang out and not even an option to do so. I get negative thoughts a...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajay Kumar

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello doctor, I think that at the age of 20-30 years it is common for a girl to think about a guy. But in your case, this thinking is so much that affects your daily activities, even you are going to a depressive state. So it is necessary to stop these thoughts.  Read Full »

How to control obsessive thought?

Query: Hi. I am 20 years old, and a student. I am currently having obsessive thoughts and I find it hard to control the thoughts. I have fears and getting anxious that something might happen to me yet, I am trying to convince myself to not to. But then again, i've been seeking for help from psychiatrists t...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P Singh Solanki

Psychiatrist

Answer: hello, I can understand that you are suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder and having distressing obsessive thoughts. OCD is quite resistant illness which involve serotonin a kind of chemical in the brain. we generally prescribe antidepressants to increase level of serotonin in the brain. a...  Read Full »

How to deal with Paroxetine withdrawal?

Query: Hi doctor. I am 21 years old. I was diagnosed 2 years back with obsessive-compulsive disorder. I followed treatment with the help of a psychiatrist who included cognitive behavioral therapy and medication. of medication as many times as I tried to stop paroxetine (seroxat) in collaboration with my p...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Nagda

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, thank you for your query. Paroxetine has a short half life, so that's why , when you are trying to stop it, it is causing you withdrawal symptoms. There are 2 things you can try. 1. Replacing it with a longer acting SSRI and then stopping it . For example, Start taking Fluoxetine ...  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. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

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 thought...  Read Full »

How is OCD diagnosed?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 20 years old. He is tired,¬†fatigued and unmotivated for two years. Since from the childhood he has been troublesome and different from his siblings, but he was friendly and loving at that time. He had the habit of bedwetting till the age of 7 to 8. It seems that he has ADHD as ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please describe his symptoms in more detail to help in making diagnosis of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). The symptoms you mention like lack of interest in anything, poor motivation, sleepiness, tiredness, mood swings, losing interest quickly suggest any dep...  Read Full »

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