Archives for OCD

I Am Constantly Thinking about Death

From a 19 year old young man in the : I am constantly thinking about my own death and cannot get it to go away what should I do I think I am going insane. A: Sometimes obsessive compulsive disorder takes the form of a continuous loop of a thought, usually negative, in a person’s head. It can come out of the blue and leave just as suddenly and inexplicably. Sometimes the thoughts continue...
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I’m Freaking Out

From the : I’ve been diagnosed with OCD since summer of 2013 after I had 3 weeks of horrible intrusive thoughts, causing me to cry constantly. I started at 50mg of Zoloft, though soon I had to up it to 75mg then 100mg. I’ve been doing okay with the 100mg, though sometimes I forget to take it. The reason it all started (What I believe…) is after seeing the movie “The #8221; It messed...
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Will My OCD and Schizophrenia Come Back?

Hi, I’m 17 years old and although I haven’t been diagnosed I am 100% sure that I had early onset childhood schizophrenia and OCD (started around when I was 7 yrs old). My dad has schizophrenia and my mom and brother have Aspergers, if that’s relevant. The thing is most of my OCD went away around age 12 (I still do some compulsions) and I stopped having schizophrenia symptoms around age 10/11 and I...
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I Have Self Diagnosed Hurt OCD and Can’t Tell My Mum

Ok, side note: I have depression and anxiety and take St John Wort’s. I was watching a show about a man who killed his wife just because he was sick of her and I got an image of killing my little brother, I shook it off and went to bed as per normal, the next night I got the urge and image of strangling my little brother I thought to myself “nah, I’m too...
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Do I Have Dermatillomania?

I am a non-gender binary 15 year old. I’ve recently learned of dermatillomania and think I do have it. I was wondering if you could provide me with your opinion? I was sexually abused when I was 12 and ever since then I’ve had a compulsion to picking my skin. It’s become an obsession. I’ll sit in front of the mirror for hours on end just picking and picking. I have scabs and scars...
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Is There Any Hope for Someone Like Me?

From the : When I was 13 I began therapy and have been involved with the mental health system ever since. It started with therapy for self harm and depression as a young teenager and after a year my therapist “let me go” on the pretense that I shouldn’t “use therapy as a #8221; Then I was reintroduced to therapy after a suicide attempt at age 17 and finally diagnosed with major depressive disorder,...
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Anxious and Afraid I Have Schizophrenia

I have always been a chronic worrier about every little thing. But everything started 3 years ago. I had a boyfriend of 4 years and he left me. After that I became extremely depressed. I would cry every morning and I would be constantly trying to get in touch with him. One night after that while out with friends I smoked some weed they said it would relax me. It did the opposite it...
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Disgusted When Touching Others

I feel disgusted when I touch other people or when other people touch me. This all started at age 15 when I would feel “dirty” whenever I shook someone’s hand, I would immediately use hand sanitizer to clean my hand. At a later age this has now developed into a state where I feel like I need a hot shower if I even bump into anyone, it has made my social life non-existent. So...
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I Have Struggled for Years

From the : My question is, I have dealt with OCD intrusive thoughts (religious mostly),general anxiety, and social anxiety since I was 12 years old (my grandfather had to have shock treatments for the same thing and was in a psych ward for 6 months when he was in his 40s, he has been on Thorazine ever since). I have been to the doctor about it and have been on antidepressants (SSRIs: Paxil, Zoloft...
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What Therapist Qualifications to Look for in Treating My Child

My 10 year old son has been diagnosed OCD. He has all symptoms. I am trying to find a therapist but I don’t know what qualifications or schooling that I should be looking for. (age 41, from US) A: Depending on how severe his symptoms are, he may benefit most from medication and therapy combined. You can call your insurance company for help finding both a child psychiatrist and a therapist or counselor who...
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My OCD Is Getting Out of Control

I was recently diagnosed at 22 with OCD while I have unknowingly suffered from it since childhood. It’s getting progressively worse everyday. My psychologist offered me her number to call or text anytime but I don’t like to bother people. I’m not sure what to do. My two biggest symptoms, hand washing/showering and rituals with my hands, are out of control. Whenever my hands are idle I’m constantly doing hand rituals. It’s seriously hurting...
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Why Am I Having Crazy Dreams?

I have really bad crazy dreams. Usually about death and graveyards. I dreamed once I was with a group digging up graves because we had to preserve them better and put them back. My papaw’s grave is always in these dreams. Why am I having them and what do they mean? … I have had major trauma and I suffer from depression, anxiety and OCD. I was just diagnosed with paranoid delusions. Thanks. A....
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