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Ive been sturggling for 10 years with thoughts of causing

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Ive been sturggling for 10 years with thoughts of causing harm to myself and others. I have images of fires guns me using the gun and doing dangerous things. I can not switch my thoughts to something pleasant. I have taken alot of medications that didnt work. Currently i am on anafranil 125 mg risperadal 4mg and klonopin. What does this sound like to you? Do these sound like the right medications.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.

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Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. Unfortunately it sounds like you are suffering from Harm OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) with the medications you have been prescribed. This is a good regimen, but most likely your daughter will consider increasing the Anafranil over time as that is going to be the most effective for your OCD symptoms. In addition, adding a SSRI antidepressant or a mood stabilizer like Lamictal can be helpful in treating OCD symptoms too.

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