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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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I have problems seeing dirty things like toilet seats and dustbins, and constantly think about them. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My problem is I can not see dirty things. After seeing such things as wet areas, dustbins, toilet seats, and dirty corners, I just feel like vomiting. And my mind constantly thinks about those things. When I close my eyes, I imagine dirty things like dirty wet areas, sinks, and washbas...  Read Full »

Dr. Meena. Parth Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Based on the description of your complaints, I am of the opinion that you are suffering from a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder. The problem is characterized by 1. Obsessions: Repetitive intrusive thoug...  Read Full »

Due to OCD medications, I am facing erectile dysfunction. Is there any Siddha medicine available for this?

Query: Hello doctor, Due to OCD medicine Clofranil 50 mg, erectile dysfunction problem has raised, and subsequently, ejaculation is not happening. Is there any Siddha medicine available for this. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Arul Amuthan L

Answer: Hello,Welcome to are taking an allopathy drug Clofranil (Clomipramine). Few side effect of this drug is dry mouth, ejaculation failure, and difficulty in urination. Since these are the side effects of the Clofranil, nothing can be done. You can ask the neurologist or psychiatrist (wh...  Read Full »

I am an OCD patient and I am addicted to overthinking. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am an OCD patient who tends to overthink and has become addicted to excessive thinking. Although I am currently taking medication, I am seeking additional methods to break this thinking addiction. My excessive thinking is not always related to myself, it extends to any topic, even tho...  Read Full »

Dr. Meena. Parth Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. First of all, I would like to inform you that Fluvoxamine (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) and Clomipramine (Tricyclic antidepressant) are the recommended drugs for OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). I am unsure...  Read Full »

I always wash my hands along with organizing, checking, and counting things. Do I have OCD?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an 18-year-old female and I think I might have OCD. I do not like touching things such as door knobs that could be contaminated. I like to wash my hands a lot. I also like to organize, check, and count things. If I hit my leg with my right hand accidentally, I have to touch it with...  Read Full »

Mehwish Mursaleen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. I understand that you feel concerned about having symptoms of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). There is a difference between when you like to do something and when you get disturb...  Read Full »

I have OCD. Can you guide me on the proper hand hygiene instructions?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had OCD about washing my hands for many years and have some doubts regarding hand washing.1. When we wash hands and have created lather on our hands, is the scrubbing more important or the contact time with soap more important?2. If the hands are visibly covered with a good lathe...  Read Full »

Dr. Lakshmi Priya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Hand washing has seven steps. Please refer to the world health organization (WHO) guidelines for handwashing with soap and water. Both scrubbing and contact time are important. But do not wash hands very frequently unless exposed to contaminated areas. Otherwise, we ...  Read Full »

How to stop the mind from repeating the same word over and over?

Query: Dear doctor, How to manage OCD without any medications? I got a word in my mind and it repeats every time in my mind. What is the practical way to rectify it?  Read Full »

Ananth Shanmugam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to In my experience, it is close to impossible to control OCD behaviors without medications. It is due to a biochemical imbalance in your brain that needs to be corrected and that requires a course of psychiatric medications, which are safe and easily tolerated. Consult ...  Read Full »

Suffering from OCD(Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). Taking medicines, but I do not feel completely good. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) since last 10 years. Getting treated by a doctor with medicines. But I do not feel completely good. Many times I go into very sad mood. Please give me suggestions.  Read Full »

Arooj Maqsood Ahmed Warraieh

Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to us. Your answer is as follows: OCD is manageable with the help of regular psychiatric and therapeutic work. Only medicines can never treat OCD, neither managed completely. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is paired with medical treatment to deal with obsessions and compu...  Read Full »

Will Kratom with antidepressants cause anxiety flare-ups?

Query: Hello doctor, I have OCD and anxiety and have been on Prozac and Mirtazapine for about three months. I used to be dependent on marijuana for about six months. I decided to quit three months ago and started using kratom to help quell my marijuana cravings. For the most part, it did not seem to affec...  Read Full »

Sibananda Mishra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You already have OCD and anxiety also. You are taking psychiatric medicines and also drugs. What is your age? As a psychologist, I want to say that first of all you consult a psychiatrist for your medications and drugs also. From psychological point of view, you hav...  Read Full »

Can Cymbalta be used for symptoms of OCD?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 32 year old man. I have been experiencing panic disorder, OCD symptoms and excessive levels of anxiety. In the last few months, major changes in my life have happened. For instance; quitting my job and moving to another city triggered my anxiety symptoms. I usually feel drowned in f...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhijeet Deshmukh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for describing your query in detail. To start with, you might be absolutely right in saying that the current increase in your anxiety and associated feelings could be secondary to the change of place. Change of residence and workplace is always an anxiety-provok...  Read Full »

I have not been taking my antidepressant, and had a breakdown. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have not been taking my antidepressants (Escitalopram), and I had a breakdown in front of my family who do not know anything about my depression, suicidal thoughts, and OCD. And I am currently locked in the bathroom and cannot stop crying, and I cannot see my therapist in a month. Kin...  Read Full »

Arooj Maqsood Ahmed Warraieh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your present condition may be due to not taking medications, it aggravated. At first, take your dose and consult some other professional near you for drugs and help you from coming out of this phase. Besides, the problem you are facing cannot be hidden from close rel...  Read Full »

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