OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder/doubt of ptosis

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hello dear

when I smile my eye is one bigger than other with 2 mm , one is closed and other is appearing , I m afraid to have ptosis noticed that I have to wear an eye glass for vision shorting and astigmatism but I hate to wear and leave it also I have b12 deficiency not only that but also I m taking depression medication and has eye allergy so

1- does this case classified as ptosis
2- does b12 deficiency cause ptosis
3- does medical depression pills affect eyes
4- does not wearing my eyes cause ptosis ?

kindly find attached photo of my eyes and need your opinion

please advise

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Hi aob

unfortunately I have no expertise in eye health. My expertise is in OCD.

If you haven't already, you might check in with these experts on the site instead:


http://www.allexperts.com/el/Ophthalmology-Optometry/

http://www.allexperts.com/ep/979-117149/Ophthalmology-Optometry/John-M-Dovie-OD.


In regards to: 1- does this case classified as ptosis . I couldn't say either way in this field. But if perhaps you are wondering that your concern for ptosis and your eye health actually relates to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, then this could be a possibility. Medical obsessions are not uncommon. OCD is often interlinked with hypochondria as a feature. Excessive preoccupation with facial features or perceived disfigurement is also common in Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), which is an OCD related disorder.  

But often medical concerns should be addressed by a physician or specialist before ascertaining whether this is more a feature of a mental health condition like OCD - at least initially. If these checks become frequent despite no confirming results for ptosis, then OCD could be of consideration. Good luck.

- Alan

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I can answer questions relating to OCD, such as:

*Washing
*Checking
*Order & Symmetry
*Contamination
*Health
*Harm
*Sexuality/sexual
*Gender Identity
*Magical thinking/superstitions

Please note: I can not give you a diagnosis or give you medical advice. I also do not offer therapy or counselling. I advise you to see a doctor or mental-health professional for appropriate treatment of OCD.

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I've been a research associate in clinical psychology, written numerous essays on OCD diagnosis & treatment, and been quite active in the local OCD community (as we do group-therapy and workshops). I also consider myself an ex-sufferer of OCD.

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B.A Science
PGDip Applied Psychology
Social Work

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