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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 fiance is so obsessed with getting pregnant. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,My fiance is so obsessed with getting pregnant, she is 17 years old, and she does not want me to touch her in any way. She does not want to touch herself, and she washes her hands a lot. She is scared of everything like she thinks she can get pregnant somehow. Pleases help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Maybe your fiance is suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder. There is an obsessive fear of getting pregnant, which is arising out of this illness. Repeated handwashing is also a type of compulsive act results from obsession. It would be in her best interest if ...  Read Full »

My OCD is getting worse day by day despite medicines. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from severe OCD for the last 12 years. Although medications helped improve my symptoms a lot, they still go beyond control occasionally. The current medications include tablet Daxid (300 mg per day) which suitably works for me to date. Other medicines prescribed from...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How much symptom control would you rate on a scale of 100? If tablet Daxid (Sertraline) helped you a lot, I suggest you continue taking it after consulting your specialist doctor and discussing it with him or her. Usually, OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) responds...  Read Full »

I suffer from OCD and have negative thoughts. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from OCD. I first had cleanliness-related issues and then doubted that I did not perform my daily tasks neatly. I know all these things are ideas and lies, but I could not stop them. I started treatment with Lustral 100 mg for three months; then, I stopped seeing my psych...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. You seem to be suffering from depression along with OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). OCD, when left untreated for a prolonged period, may lead to secondary depression. OCD is a common illness that affects 2 to 3 peop...  Read Full »

What is the recommended dose of Anafranil for OCD?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old male. I have OCD for past five years. I went to several doctors and used too many drugs such as Sertraline and Fluoxetine and Anafranil. The only drug that helped was Anafranil. I asked from my doctor to prescribe Anafranil but he denied and in every visit he prescri...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Anafranil (Clomipramine) is a type of older antidepressants, and it has some undesirable side effects like constipation dryness of mouth, at times effect on the heart. Because of the side effect for file usually, doctors refrain from going for higher doses. But if you ...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder. How do I manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) for years. I just turned 18 years old. I would say my height is around 5.6 feet, and I weigh around 143 pounds (but currently trying hard to lose weight). I cannot stop washing my hands. For example, when I start washing my h...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a type of psychiatric issue caused to an imbalance of neurotransmitters in the brain. Neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin control our mood, thoughts, and behavior. The imbalance of these neurotransmitters can be balanced throug...  Read Full »

What are the ways to manage OCD and PTSD in my friend's mother?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a friend who is in very much need of an expert. He has been living with his abusive mother his whole life, she even tried to kill him multiple times. Her behavior shows symptoms of OCD, PTSD, and even bipolar. He even tried to take her for counseling, but that made matters worse...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your friend's mother is showing an aggressive and abusive behavior which indicates serious mental illness. There can be an element of delusion of persecution that is suspiciousness of being killed by her son, which is making mother so violent. I would advise you to tel...  Read Full »

My sister has OCD and does not eat or drink for days. What can be done to treat her?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister has OCD. Last year she stopped eating and drinking water. For ten days, she has not eaten anything. We took her to the hospital. The doctor gave her medicine too. For 25 days, she was in the hospital, then she was fine. Medicines like the tablet Flunil 20 mg per day was co...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) is a relapsing-remitting illness; it needs constant doctor follow-up, and failing to do so may worsen the condition. Your sister not only has OCD, but she also seems to have low insight into her illness. In this condition, you must...  Read Full »

Kindly give your opinion on ADHD and OCD.

Query: Hello doctor, I do not have any official diagnoses, but I am curious to know more about ADHD or ADD and OCD. Recently I was about to sit down to eat breakfast when I got sidetracked and started something else. One thing lead to another and next thing I know it is 45 minutes later, I have half of my...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Start with one thing on another, and we may behave strangely. But it does not mean that you have some psychiatric diagnosis. The difference between abnormality and normality lies on a spectrum in psychiatry. Some criteria to define if a particular thing needs the att...  Read Full »

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