Can medication be a compulsion?

1 December 2017 - 0:50

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Absolutely. A compulsion is anything that you do to keep you from feeling your OCD anxiety. 

1 December 2017 - 1:15

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Hi Orwell

Can certain compulsions be good things? Maybe if something is a compulsion it might be counter productive. With that question you were asking in mind maybe medication can be a compulsion in some cases, maybe at a very low percent of cases or am I way off the mark here.

How are you getting on with things Orwell?

1 December 2017 - 17:45

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Hi, grams, I'm doing fine, thank you for asking.

There are other treatments than cbt & meds. Once thought to be a chemical imbalance, that theory is changing.

Btw, this topic was on another forum so I thought I would try it on this one.

It reminds me of a guy that has to take meds 4 times a day. If he doesn't do this compulsion then he gets his anxiety back.

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