Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a condition characterized by a persistent urge to involve in repetitive behavior (compulsion) and unreasonable or absurd fear and thoughts (obsession). It is usually treated with psychotherapy and medications.
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
My wife suffers from OCD. How to treat the condition?
Query: Hi doctor, My wife is suffering from OCD. She always washes and cleans everything, even electronic things. She will not touch anyone who come from outside. If in case she touches, then she does take bath immediately. If there is any fly at home, she will watch and wash all those things. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you have described, it seems to be a case of OCD (obsessive compulsion disorder) only. One thing I want to ask is whether it causes stress to your wife or does she consider her habits as alright. In case, we finally came to a diagnosis of OCD it requires p... Read Full »
How to overcome my obsessive thoughts?
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering with some thought problem since many years and my life has been completely distracted due to that. It has completely ruined my life. My problem is that I am obsessed with a thought and I am not able to overcome it. I researched a lot about that on internet and it seems li... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your details and understand your concern. White bear syndrome is, 'whatever you tend to think about you will continue to think about it even if it is something you do not want to think about'. Nothing can be more frustrating than to have a thought in your head... Read Full »