Q. Kindly explain the ways to overcome OCD.

Answered by
Dr. Mustafa Ibrahim Abdelaziz Emara
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 28, 2020 and last reviewed on: Oct 05, 2022

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 a month there will come a day where I start to feel like I am going crazy and then I get this really empty feeling in my chest and there is another side of me that takes the lead and she is so mean and hateful and she just wants to hurt everyone, me included. The only way to get the feelings to go away is to hurt myself so I do not know what to do and I want to know what is wrong with me or if anything is at all.



Welcome to

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 patient with depression can manifest some symptoms of OCD and it depends on severity of depression and/or the patients previous problems during his/her childhood and/or the social support the patient has from others.Moreover,the fluctuation of hormones during menstrual cycle can aggravate the symptoms of depression for some days. So, you should take your medical treatment and start psychological treatment,because the medical treatment cannot solve the problem completely.

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
How long should I stay on the treatment for psychosis?

I had an episode of psychosis for the first time four months ago and is treated with Risperidone and Escitalopram ... For psychosis, Risperidone is considered the right drug ...   Read full

Can my OCD get cured with lower dose of medicine?

Though being on 40 mg Fluoxetine I am not feeling anxiety, but these thoughts are coming again and again in short intervals ... For the past few days, I am feeling depressed and anxiety pertaini...   Read full

I am on treatment for psychosis and depression. Will nicotex interact with my medicine?

Hello doctor, I am suffering from psychosis, anxiety, depression and panic disorder which used to be at its peak before few months ... Now, have you been diagnosed with psychosis, anxiety, pani...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

Impact of COVID-19 on Female Sexual Health
Women have been affected and still face the consequences of Coronavirus on their sexual health. Read more about the impa...  Read more»
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Pregnancy
Carpal tunnel syndrome in pregnancy occurs when a nerve supplying the hand is compressed at the forearm level due to the...  Read more»
Breaking the Link-Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Bacterial Overgrowth
A surplus of bacteria in the intestine causes irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Read the article below to know more about ...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Psychiatrist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.