Ocd

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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What are the ways to overcome OCD?

Query: Hi doctor, I used to be really depressed about a year ago and this lasted for about three year and I had common OCD symptoms and was in fact diagnosed with a mild case. But now I am better of sorts and I do not have depression but there is still one thing that I am concerned about. About two times ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mustafa Ibrahim

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The psychiatric illnesses are either neurosis or psychosis.There are a number of diseases under each category and there some interference in symptoms between the diseases of the the same category. For example depression and OCD are under neurosis category, so the pati...  Read Full »

How to help my restless leg syndrome, dissociation and nightmare along with depression?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old college student. I have been diagnosed with depression two years ago and I have been taking Sertraline ever since. My mental health is a mess right now. I think I have restless leg syndrome and I always have the urge to move my feet and legs especially when I am lyi...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your concern and it seems that you have an obsession and your restless leg can be due to iron deficiency or it may be due to Sertraline. So check out your hemoglobin, and complete blood count to rule out iron deficiency anemia. Restless leg can be...  Read Full »

Why am I having low libido after taking medications for OCD?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a bad complaints of OCD 7 years ago, then I met with a Psychiatrist, he advised me Clonazepam 0.5 at night alongwith Escitalopram 10 mg in the morning. I felt a little comfort. But for getting more effectiveness I increased myself the dose of Clonazepam upto 2 mg for anxiety, p...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruhi Satija

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your situation. I can imagine how hard it must be for you. I would put forward a few things you need to consider right now. First of all, Clonazepam at a dose of 2 mg if used for long duration can be addictive. This medication should be used on...  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 »

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 »

Will Fluvoxamine for OCD cause disturbed sleep and scary vision?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with OCD. My doctor also briefly talked to me about schizotypal personality disorder. I am currently taking Fluvoxamine 200 mg at night, Risperidone 2 mg at night, and Modafinil 100 mg in the morning. It has been well controlled for more than four months no...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Nagda

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you are experiencing is called hypnogogic hallucinations which occur normally when sleeping sometimes, but in your case, it is due to the Modafinil. It is known to interfere with sleep and also cause hallucinations. Also, the metabolism will be slowed by Fluvoxa...  Read Full »

Can 50 mg Fluvoxamine be given to a patient with anxiety and OCD?

Query: Hello doctor, For someone suffering from anxiety, ocd intrusive thoughts. This person was on 5 mg of Cipralex for quite a few years, then about 8 months began a change of medicines, about 6-7 in this time. Finally this person was given 25 mg Fluvoxamine. First 4 days everything was fine. Then a...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruhi Satija

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. As you have mentioned that the patient is feeling better with this medication, I would suggest you to continue 50 mg Fluvoxamine for atleast another 2 to 4 days and see if they feel okay. Fluvoxamine has a sedative effect and that is wh...  Read Full »

I am on depressive medications and do not feel like going to work. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been using Fluvoxin 100 mg, Oxetol 450 mg and Quetiapine 100 mg for depression and OCD for five years. My problem is I am not regular to work as I do not feel to go to work. I feel like this only in the morning. I want to be in the bed. I do not feel it is because only of slee...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that your depressive symptoms are bothering you. It may be helpful to increase the dose of Fluvoxin (Fluvoxamine) and reduce the dose of quetiapine, so discuss with your psychiatrist for increasing the doses of antidepressant Fluvoxin. Do regular exercise, or g...  Read Full »

I get unwanted thoughts and feel insecure. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am having inferiority complex and fear of insecurity and death. I need some drugs to overcome these. Please suggest some medicines. I am having this issue for more than three years and also I used to imagine something that is not even going to happen like natural disasters, somebody com...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description it appears to me that you are probably suffering with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) which is largely a treatable disorder. In this disorder most efficient drugs are SSRI (select...  Read Full »

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