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The full form of OCD is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. It is a mental illness, where a person has recurring and uncontrollable thoughts or feels the urge to keep repeating an action. A few examples of OCD are repeatedly washing hands, fear of germs, rearranging things, and counting repeatedly.

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My child had a traumatic experience. Will it affect him?

Query: Hi doctor, I do not want a therapy, but I would like your opinion on what kind of personality or problems a person could develop as an adult if the following happened to him as a child. He got sick as a kid from meningitis in the 60´s. His uncle was a pediatric and placed him on a first check in th...  Read Full »

Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry to hear that you experienced these traumatic events in your childhood. The given events are traumatic. When a person experiences continuous traumatic events in his life, he could develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This could happen at any time ...  Read Full »

My doctor did not use gloves on me. Should I get tested?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an ENT examination and the specialist did not use gloves but, did not touch the part going into the nose the first time. The tubing, the second time it went up my nose, was touched at the bottom by her at the light. I am very OCD usually and watched this happen but, somehow trust...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. You seem to be overly concerned about hygiene. That could indicate an OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). I will try to explain each of the infections that you have mentioned. MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphyl...  Read Full »

I have OCD, and I am obsessed with hygiene. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from OCD. When my sisters and myself were going shopping on a street she touched a septic tank. After that, Inoticed that she touched shopping bags, dresses, and after reaching home she touched curtains, chairs, etc. I am noticing all this and then started washing all to...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I think at this point, you need psychological support. So, I would suggest discussing with psychologist and run psychotherapy to help you out with this washing things and hands problem. Please take note that our body has its own mechanisms to clear all that is bad from in...  Read Full »

How to adjust the warming effects of Ashwagandha?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38 year old male. I started taking Ashwagandha 500 mg per day, a few months ago, and it improved my memory, attention, etc. But after a month, I began to have night sweats, agitation, weird sensations in the neck area and protruding eyes. I have read that Ashwagandha is excess ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rathee Rahul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have carefully read all the details provided by you and here is the solution. Never take Ashwagandha with ghee. Take it with cold milk, without sugar. Take Ashwagandha only three days a week, taking it continuously in high doses for too...  Read Full »

I have OCD, which is affecting my routine. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am observing obsession since last two to three years. I discussed my symptoms with a doctor at icliniq and he told me it is due to OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). Firstly, I have this problem if a topic or matter emotionally bothers me. I keep calling my mother frequently on phone ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query with keen interest and agree with your doctor who suggested OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) for current symptoms. In addition, it appears to me that there is secondary depression. So, your diagnosis for current condition can be called OCD (obsessi...  Read Full »

Antidepressants are not helping me. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 65 years old, and I have seen a few psychiatrists from a young age. I have taken a lot of antidepressants. In the past, I have been on Anafranil, Zoloft, Aropax, Cymbalta, Pristiq, Lithium, Avanza, Amitryptiline, Allegron, Tofranil, and Luvox. I have not been on any antipsychotic o...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If the testosterone levels are low, then it needs to be treated. Also, you get a thyroid profile test, and vitamin D levels as a problem in them can also present similarly. There are plenty of treatment options available. You can discuss with your treating psychiatri...  Read Full »

I have OCD. Can Fluoxetine help me?

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

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 »

Why do I keep repeating sentences in my mind?

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 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 »

I have thoughts in my head that I cannot rid myself of. Why?

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 like...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubham Mehta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Could Botox improve awkward half-smile in social settings?

Query: Hello doctor, I wanted to get your opinion on my situation to see if you guys might be able to help. For several years now, I have had trouble with smiling fully in certain situations. Generally, in social situations, it is almost like I give an awkward half-smile. It is hard for me to smile fully. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to DAO (depressor angularis oris) procedure, where the muscle is cut off is really not advisable. It is not performed commonly either. If not done correctly, it can lead to side effects and incorrect smile. Botox is done to elevate angle of mouth incase there is a depressio...  Read Full »

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