Most medications that are used to treat OCD are anti-depressants, specifically SSRIs...selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. In short, it is believed that we don't have enough serotonin in our brains and these medications help us to have a proper balance. Now the flip-side is that I take a SNRI and not a SSRI. Mine is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhhibitor. So, again as lola said we are not doctors, it is best to discuss this with your psychiatrist. A medication like Adderall is not a SSRI nor a SNRI and therefore I'm not sure at all that this is the right thing to take for OCD.
Personally, and this is my opinion, not medical in the least, medication should be used to treat specific conditions and only when needed. I do not know baout ADHD so I cannot speak to that, but OCD I do know. I have been out on antidepressants, and they did not work. I personally think that Dr's know very little about OCD and how to treat it, and the more I read it seems as though most medications are trial and error. "here try this and if it works great, if not we'll try something else." I am not a fan of medication at all. This being said I love my OCD meds because they allow me to fight the fears in a way that I cuold not on my own. So I see them as a nessacary evil.
I would definately research the medication when you know what it is and see what it does do. I would think you would need an anti anxiety for OCD. but again, I am no professional.
I have not been given meds yet waiting to see what they ll give me
What medication are you taking? I would have to research it because my son has ADHD and I don't think Adderall would help me with my OCD.
What you're doctor told you doesn't mean that the CONDITIONS are necessarily related, or similar, but that the drugs used to treat both conditions can be effective for both,
Ok bc i just was about to go on meds for adhd I wanted to give it a shot and my doc told me it could help me with the ocd somewhat
I don't know about being "related" but I believe you can have OCD and ADHD as comorbid conditions.