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Saturday, September 02, 2006

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

My mom suggested that I might exhibit obsessive-compulsive behavior. It might not bother me, she said, but it does disturb other people. She recommended that I consult a doctor, who could then prescribe medication to treat this alleged obsessive-compulsive disorder. Shouldn’t I see a specialist who could diagnose me as OCD, rather than just getting some GP to medicate me?

Would this medication be a mood altering substance?


  • Do YOU see obd traits in yourself? My suggestion would be to consult a general practitioner if you see symptoms that concern you, and ask the gp about the need for a referral to a psychologist or psychiatrist who can actually diagnose. Some meds used to treat ocd are things like prozac, which I took for years as an antidepressant. I guess that was a mood-altering drug. And I never doubted that I needed it.

    Take a look at the things your mom thinks indicate ocd, and decide if you think there is a problem.

    By Blogger Gramma, at 9:15 AM, September 03, 2006  

  • Ok, everyone has a little bit of OCD, unless you are a total slob.

    What do you do that causes your Mom to be concerned?

    It may be no big deal and you just need to meditate, not medicate.

    By Blogger Ashley, at 6:45 PM, September 03, 2006  

  • If it doesn't bother you there is no reason to get medicated.

    If you feel like your life is out of balance and you spend too much time obsessing about things, then go see a specialist. They'll let you know if therapy and/or drugs is the way to go.

    By Blogger minijonb, at 8:12 AM, September 05, 2006  

  • I am not OCD.

    Excuse me while I go check for the 46th time tonight whether I locked the front door.

    After proof-reading it for the 83rd time, I think this post sounds OK.

    By Blogger Matthew, at 6:32 PM, September 05, 2006  

  • yeah... you proof-read it an odd number of times and not an even number... no way you could be OCD.

    By Blogger minijonb, at 9:40 AM, September 06, 2006  

  • Let's talk about mental and emotional related defects, prevalent in many families especially those of professionals and intellectuals who live under high pressures to succeed greatly. Many intelligent, high achieving, individuals suffer from anxieties, schizophrenias and depression. Oobsessive-compulsive disorder comes very closely related.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:51 PM, December 15, 2008  

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