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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Why do I have consistent thoughts of committing a sexual assault after trying to finger a stripper?

Query: Hello doctor,I was in a strip club. I had a stripper perform a lap dance. She allowed me to touch her private parts. But, she pushed my hand away when I tried to finger her and continued with the dance as if this was not a problem. I have talked with a number of mental health specialists who have to...  Read Full »

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. So, what is bothering you? Is it the complaints from her side or the suspicions about acquiring sexually transmitted diseases?  Feel free to ask your doubts with more details. Revert with more information to a sexologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor...  Read Full »

I am an OCD patient, and I get goosebumps or acne-type feelings inside my rectum. What does it indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 51-year-old male with no health issues except some OCD problem (I am taking Prodep 20 mg every day). I have a habit of cleaning myself after my toilet by putting my washed finger inside my rectum to clean any leftover feces. Unless I do that, I feel uncomfortable, and this h...  Read Full »

Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query, and I will guide you.  Read Full »

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 »

Dr. Ajay Singh

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 »

I have dissociative disorder and OCD. How can I cure it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with dissociative disorder not otherwise specified and OCD. I take these medicines: 1) Escitalopram 20 mg. 2) Lamotrigine 100 mg. 3) Clonazepam 2 mg. 4) Amitriptyline 10 mg (for tension-type headache prevention). I suffer from mental rumination, compulsion ...  Read Full »

Dr. Siva Anoop Yella

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like you have been suffering from resistant OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). As you are not finding improvement, I suggest you change medications. You might be needing higher doses of Escitalopram upto 40 mg to 60 mg daily. To change the medicines, I rec...  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 »

Dr. Ashish Khandelwal

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 »

Suffering from OCD. Please help me if I can take Prozak and what will be the dosage?

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 Choudhary

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 »

How to come out of the frequent intrusive thoughts and anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from anxiety, panic disorder, and perhaps OCD as well (but I have not been diagnosed with that yet) since I was 11. However, I had been completely anxiety-free for about four or five years until three months back, when I got a horrible panic attack that started it...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, it appears to be ruminations. Following differentials are likely: Health anxiety disorder. Hypochondriasis. OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). It is unlikely to be psychosis, as you are well aware of the absurdity of these thoughts. But a confirm...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest me some good ways to lose weight healthily.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a male who is overweight. I weighed myself, my weight was between 190 to 200 lbs, and my height is 5'7". I cannot accurately say what my diet consists of. But I eat eggs, bread, and vegetables too often, but I do not eat fruits. I am sedentary, but I struggle with OCD and can eat f...  Read Full »

Dr. Radha. P. H

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.You are overweight, and it can be controlled or reduced with proper diet and exercise.Please reduce your calorie intake because being sedentary will not make you burn the calories you take, and it will again accumulate as fat. So, kindly take plenty of green leafy vegeta...  Read Full »

Is tablet Tegretol and Paxil good for my depression, or do I need a better medication?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 57-year-old male with a long-term history of depression with OCD, bipolar disorder, and self-diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder. I am taking tablet Tegretol 400 mg and Paxil 60 mg. I have had remarkable effects with it, so I continued taking Paxil and Tegretol three...  Read Full »

Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can completely understand your current situation. You are having a relapse of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) triggered by a sexual incident. I would suggest restarting Paxil (Paroxetine) and Tegretol (Carbamazepine). However, doses should be smaller initiall...  Read Full »

How to stop talking to people in my mind?

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking 3 mg Risperdal for two years and 40 mg Fluoxetine from the last two weeks. Sometimes when I speak, I say one thing and mean something else. The sentence which I say is good, but I mean something lustful or violent inside. When people speak to me, I repeat or say along with...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description, there is clear evidence that you are dealing with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The disorder is characterized by repeated thoughts, actions, or images without proper control of the ind...  Read Full »

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