An obsessive-compulsive disorder is a psychiatric disorder leading to obsessive thoughts or compulsive acts in affected persons. People with the disorder should consult a psychiatrist for a proper treatment in order to control the symptoms. The treatments often include medications and behavioral therapy.
An obsessive-compulsive disorder is a psychiatric disorder, which leads the affected persons to have uncontrollable obsessive thoughts or to perform compulsive acts. The symptoms are separated in obsessive thoughts and obsessive acts. Obsessive-compulsive disorders often co-occur with anxiety disorders or depressions.
The cause of an obsessive-compulsive disorder is still unknown. There are several psychological and biological explanatory models. Well known is that obsessive-compulsive disorders are associated with anxiety disorders, depressions and other psychiatric diseases. The symptoms of an obsessive-compulsive disorder are divided in obsessive thoughts and compulsive acts. An obsessive thought can be any repeatedly imposed thought that is recognized as unreasonable by the patient. These thoughts typically include topics such as aggression and violence, pollution, orderliness, religion or sexuality. Compulsive acts refer to over-repetitive behaviors such as washing, checking, counting, or vocalize words. A compulsive act is the result of a compulsive impulse, a strong craving for an activity that only diminishes after performing the respective action.
The treatments of an obsessive-compulsive disorder often include medications and behavioral therapy. Antidepressants are often used to increase the amount of serotonin and therefore to reduce depression, anxiety or compulsive symptoms. In severe cases neuroleptics can be prescribed. Besides, a behavioral therapy can help people to face situations, which normally trigger the disorder, without displaying any symptoms. Under the triggering situation, people with an obsessive-compulsive disorder are encouraged to deal with the stress of compulsive impulses and avoid meaningless behavior.
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Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
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Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
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