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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How can I stop thinking about my imaginary life?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old girl. I have a very stupid habit that has caused a lot of problem for me, I have met a lot of psychologists, but I could never talk about my exact problem with them. It seems to be a ridiculous problem, but I ask your sincere help. When I was 15 years old, I watched a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for sharing your problem with me. I can understand your problem. You have given a complete elaborated history regarding your problem. You are having repetitive thoughts and are obsessed in your virtual fantasy world. Your problem comes under obsessive compulsive di...  Read Full »

Is it safe to discontinue tablet Escitalopram to avoid drug addiction?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking Escitalopram for one year for OCD and depression. It made me feel normal again. Recently, I stopped taking antidepressants, and I feel a bit depressed again. I have not experienced any side effects due to the medication. So, is it fine if I continue being on antidep...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. No, Escitalopram does not cause dependence and tolerance. However, one should not discontinue it all of a sudden. We need to taper it gradually before stopping. I hope my answer helped you. Kind regards.  Read Full »

I have difficulty pronouncing people's names. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from derealization and Asperger's syndrome, and I accidentally think too hard about how to pronounce people's names. I know that sounds ridiculous, but I really want to fix whatever it is I just accidentally did. But there is nothing I can do. Every possible solution interferes w...  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunadh M Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think the symptoms you are describing is more fitting to an OCD (obsessive compulsive disease) spectrum disorder. As long as you give way to your thoughts and practice repeatedly to pronounce names, this problem will keep worsening. So, you have got to stop responding t...  Read Full »

I see signs of an unnatural entity trying to say something. Can I have OCD?

Query: Hi doctor, I have supernatural symptoms, and I see some signs, which seems like an unnatural entity is trying to say something to me. For example, I see something written on roads and also see lights like fireflies of blue, golden, and red color, which coincides with my life. I have an OCD problem, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I need more details before commenting on the diagnosis. You have mentioned that some unnatural thing is trying to say something to you. Do you have the awareness that these thoughts are in your head only or do these thoughts appear in ...  Read Full »

My 30-year-old suffers from an anxiety disorder. Is it curable with medicines?

Query: Hello doctor, My 30 year old daughter is suffering from anxiety disorder and washes her hands two to three times, as she fails to remember. Also, she faces the same problem during a bath. But with reasoning, she is trying to overcome. We are trying hard by talking to her to reduce her fear and compu...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, it appears to be a case of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). It can be treated with both medications and psychotherapy, although the best result is when both modalities are combined. Fluoxetine is a relatively safer drug considering future pr...  Read Full »

I relate unwanted things to my wife's behavior. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last two years, I am not feeling mentally easy. I am not able to trust my wife, but I do not know why as I have never seen any mistakes from her side. I know she loves me and cannot even think to cheat me in her dream. She supports me when I tell her about this problem. But, the p...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have given a complete detailed history regarding your mental stress. According to your history, you are having repetitive, uncontrollable intrusive thoughts of suspiciousness towards loyalty of your wife. This is an early sign of obsessive compulsive disorder, OCD....  Read Full »

Will taking Duloxetine for OCD cause sexual side effects?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old male with a diagnosis of OCD and dissociative disorder NOS. In the last few months, I became apathetic. I think I am not depressed, but I lost interest in daily activities and hobbies. My main problem is mental rumination. I have been put on Duloxetine 60 mg hs and Mir...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation. However, Duloxetine has more sexual side effects than Escitalopram. And Duloxetine is not commonly used for OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). You can go with Clomipramine with Escitalopram or Fluoxetine. You should also follow the bel...  Read Full »

When I hear the word 'not,' my mind starts having negative emotions. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Since the last six years, whenever I read or hear the word 'not', my mind becomes a pool of negative emotions. I feel heavy headed and lose focus, after this, I cannot read with a free mind. This 'not' word is stuck in my mind. Once or twice during my exams, I took SSRI for a mont...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Your symptoms are occurring due to some intrusive thoughts or anxiety. These intrusive thoughts are a part of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and should be evaluated. As you are a doctor, you must be aware of obsessive compulsive diso...  Read Full »

I feel good after taking anti-anxiety medications except for sleepiness. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 47 year old male suffering from anxiety disorder and being treated for OCD specifically. A year ago, I was prescribed Zoloft 100 mg (Sertraline). But after three months I have transferred to Prozac 40 mg (Fluoxetine) together with Risperdal 0.5 mg (Risperidone). This has been goi...  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunadh M Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since your Obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD symptoms are under control using a combination of Risperidone and Fluoxetine, it is not an excellent choice to change it. Fluoxetine usually causes insomnia rather than sleepiness, and it is often taken as a morning or af...  Read Full »

Can serology test detect rabies?

Query: Hi doctor,I got a post-exposure rabies vaccine. I have extreme health anxiety. My mind says me that the nurse forgot my day 7 vaccine and only day 0, 3, 14 has been taken. To see whether I am fully protected, I got a serology test. But now I am afraid whether these results may be inaccurate. What ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mind produces a symptom of an OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) spectrum disorder. Though you seem to be protected against rabies, vaccination schemes always have a safety buffer. Kindly take treatment for OCD soon.  Read Full »

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