Obsessive compulsive disorder

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Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Disorder characterized by persistent, intrusive, and senseless thoughts (obsessions) or compulsions to perform repetitive behaviors that interfere with normal functioning.
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Q. Relation between bipolar & obsessive compulsive disorder. Is there any relation between bipolar and obsessive compulsive disorder? I ask you this because I have many answers so I have to choose one. Sorry I can’t post all which I know. Excuse me!

A. i know there is a condition called Bipolar OCD... so i don't understand the question if there's any connection... and as F3_4u mentioned - it is a common believe that OCD is a problem in serotonin secretion, the neurotransmitter that activate the "reward" feeling and stops the "seeking" system in our brain. and one of the genes that is connected to Bipolar disorder is also the serotonin gene. so there is a connection.

Q. What Is OCD? I have heard the term OCD on T.V and wanted to find out- what exactly is this syndrome?

A. OCD is a psychiatric disorder in which a person experiences obesessive thoughts and compulsions to do a ritual in order to "calm" these thoughts down. Obsessions can be recurrent and persistent thoughts, impulses, or images that are experienced at some time during the disturbance. They are inappropriate and cause marked anxiety. Compulsions are defined by repetitive behaviors or mental acts that the person feels driven to perform in response to an obsession, or according to rules that must be applied rigidly. This disorder should be diagnosed only by a doctor.

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Role of lamotrigine augmentation in treatment-resistant obsessive compulsive disorder: a retrospective case review from South Asia.
Psychiatric disorders in first degree relatives of children and adolescents with obsessive compulsive disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 29, 407-412.
Comorbidity of clinical OCD with several other disorders e.g., anxiety (76%) and depressive /bipolar disorder (63%) has been documented.1 A large number of clinical case reports identify the unique direction of coexistence of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms with stress.
She is currently working in a unit specializing in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Her research interests include etiology and clinical treatments for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Efficacy of combination of fluoxetine and cognitive behavioral therapy and fluoxetine alone for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder. Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 26(1): 95-98.
Meta-analysis of pharmacotherapy trials for obsessive compulsive disorder. Int Clin Psychopharmacology 1995;10:11-18.
Sample and Method: The total sample consisted of 20 therapy naive clients with Obsessive Compulsive disorder. Ten clients (8 women and 2 men) were enrolled in the treatment group and 10 clients (4 women and 6 men) were in control group.
Guidelines for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder. Best Practice in Mental Health, 7(2), 84-93.
This study aims to investigate the quality of life of individuals having obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) as their principal diagnosis with co morbid psychiatric disorders.
The other variable in this study is schema and we can hypothesis in obsessive compulsive disorder that psychological connectedness can be identified through examining the cognitions behind this complex behaviours.
She claims she finished with Derek Hough because of his OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).

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