health conditions


Question by  Spike (17)

Are headaches linked to ocd?

My husband has severe head aches, he also shows signs of ocd, but swears he does not have it.


Answer by  z40 (76)

Maybe. People with ocd tend to get more stressed because they want everything in perfect order and it can lead to headaches.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Headaches can be caused by stress, high blood pressure, allergies, and some medications. Headaches are not a specific symptom of OCD, but may be caused by OCD medication.


Answer by  srainne (2597)

I think there are studies showing that OCD patients are likely to have tension headaches from the anxiety and stress that their disorder causes, but nothing really directly linking headaches to OCD. Basically, headaches aren't addressed as even a side effect to OCD.


Answer by  Meowzer (392)

In a way they may be since OCD tends to get worse with stress. Stress manifests itself in many ways, headaches are a common stress reaction. Tension headaches are probably the most common but migraines can be brought on by stress too.


Answer by  Anonymous

I believe that the hypermetabolic activity involved in the OCD brain circuitry can cause headaches.


Answer by  Moma123 (1043)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder or OCD is related to tension and stress. The person suffering from OCD is often tensed, worried, have uncontrollable and unwanted thoughts. This person is often stressed out due to repetitive and ritualized behaviour. This tension and stress can cause headaches. The headaches can varry from mild dizzy feeling to severe pain in head.

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