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catlover55

446d

does guanfacine cause ocd-like tendencies? how old were you when you were diagnosed with ocd? my brother is 6 ½ and just started taking guanfacine fire his ADHD and anger issues, but he's been starting to have a lot of ocd symptoms since he began taking it.

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    • catlover55

      445d

      @lasaaagna these obsessions are with touching things in certain ways, washing hands, not wanting to use his hands if he touched something, being concerned that he'll touch something wrong, etc.

    • kengik

      445d

      I haven't heard of that but I am not professional. I will say though that both is possible ADHD & OCD. It can also be confused with some similarities like OCD's obsessions and ADHD's hyperfixation. If one has both I personally believe they fuel each other. The more common side effect of guafacine is sedation of sorts as well, I used to take it. I don't have a negative view of it but thought it mellowed my personality (perhaps this is true but I also could have benefited from some therapy addressing social anxiety). One must also be careful going off it, has to be a slow taper off.

      • lasaaagna

        445d

        @kengik slightly unrelated but adhd ppl can also develop obsessive compulsive symptoms as a means to compensate for not being able to trust themselves – e.g. with checking a calendar a certain amount of times, etc

        • catlover55

          445d

          @lasaaagna these obsessions are with touching things in certain ways, washing hands, not wanting to use his hands if he touched something, being concerned that he'll touch something wrong, etc.

      • kengik

        445d

        @kengik *not a professional

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