Ask the Therapist About OCD

Unhealthy Obsession with a Celebrity

I’m 18 and am deeply obsessed with a celebrity who’s 15 years older than me. I’m unable to concentrate on my studies and everything. He’s a singer and the thought of his voice makes me love him all the more. I’ve been wasting all my time searching about him watching all his interviews, performances, etc. I think I have an intense-personal level of obsession. I can’t stop myself from imagining myself with ! A:...
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Pedophile Fear

Hello everyone, about a week ago I started to have intrusive sexual thoughts about children and am very tired of having them. I don’t even find these fantasies arousing, I find them more annoying, but in the end all this train of thought leads me to is panic of being a pedophile and tiny stomach pains. I just went on a site that says if you have thoughts like I did you are automatically...
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Mental Health Worries and Whether to Go to University

I’m 17 now and should be off to university next year, but I’m so scared I don’t know if I should. I have a history of depression, really bad self-esteem, and I know I show many symptoms of OCD and anxiety, specifically GAD. The thought of going to university at this point terrifies me as I am worrying that all of my problems will get worse and worse to the point that I can’t...
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I Self Harm But I’m Not Depressed

From England: I’m 40 and I self harm but I’m not depressed part of my mind is just OCD about self harming and the action of it, with is now out of control. I have done CBT, DBT and CAT in the part when I was depressed which lasted for about five years. Thanks to CBT I stopped feeling depressed and stopped self harming this was four years ago. then two years ago I...
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Anger Issues?

Is this “normal” or do I have a dysfunction? Sometimes, over nothing, after working myself up into almost unnoticeable stress — even to me — I lose it. I start screaming at the top of my lungs, tearing things apart, not quite smashing things and destroying everything, but I lose care and caution around things that I love like my drawings or my books and that usually ends up with them getting damaged in...
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Decrease in My Cognitive Abilities: Is It Psychological or Physiological?

I have been experiencing a decline in my mental capacity. This includes problems recalling the names of certain objects, remembering school work and generally feeling like my mind is blank. I’ve experienced this three years ago and I went to a neurologist who did an MRI, however at that time I was complaining about a numbness in my head which is what this feels like and at that time I also had insomnia, trouble...
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I Am Obsessed with a Celebrity

From a teen in Argentina: For the past few months, I have become obsessed with a male celebrity. As a result, I am constantly browsing for videos, interviews and photos of him. The fact that there is new material of his to watch almost everyday makes it even harder to stop obsessing. It’s such a strong infatuation; he’s a highly educated, smart and funny man and I am often fantasizing about being a part...
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OCD Memories like 4 Years Old

Okay so I’ve recently been diagnosed for OCD and now probably depression not taking anything for it, just trying to eat healthy and exercise. My main theme is psychopathy but I’ve had paedophile suicide I’ve had every theme. So much that I’m driving myself crazy ruminating about my childhood trying to find answers. I thought all of my anxiety had started after smoking pot and experiencing derealization when I was 14 but now after breaking...
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3-Year-Old Son Very Needy

From the : My son tends to act this way with only me and we are not sure why. He wants me to hold him most of the time, he has to be in control even over me and doesn’t do well with transitioning. I do think it could be anxiety but how do you treat it and why would it be only when I am around. Basically I need some ideas on how...
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Is My Behavior Classifiable as a Tic Disorder?

From the : I’m 19 and have made noises or repetitive movements for as long as I can remember. But, they aren’t persistent. The longest “tic” I’ve had lasted from when I was at least 5 up to age 13. I used to flair my arms toward my shoulders before doing anything. The only reason I can think that made me stop was just because I grew out of it. Since then, they now...
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I Believe I Have OCD

I have been having issues of being conscious of my own breathing for 2 years. It started off with lips going tingly then my arms would go numb. my chest started hurting it felt like I was getting choked and my face would turn red and I couldn’t get s breath. I notice after a year and a half I was controlling my breathing. The hospital I went to gave me a chest x...
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