OCD Articles

Why Am I Having Crazy Dreams?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, February 27th, 2015
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 ...

I Realized I’m Not Being Myself

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, February 26th, 2015
2 years ago I developed social anxiety out of the blue, and it was truly something I had never experienced. I had all of the symptoms of social phobia during the summer after 9th grade, and after weeks of experiencing it, I became depressed and ...

I’m Scalp Picking Until I Bleed

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, February 14th, 2015
From the U.S.: I've been scalp picking for a long time now(maybe 3 years), and now it's getting really bad. I never let the wounds heal and I always pick until it bleeds, it's something that I have no control of. I've tried wearing gloves ...

Worried I Might Be Developing Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, February 13th, 2015
I'm sure you get this a lot but I'm 16 I'm a junior or was I have recent things happening to me to make me believe I'm developing schizophrenia first I dropped out of high school and am always alone I have no interest of ...

I’m Afraid of Developing Schizophrenia

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
From the U.S.: Can a person with GAD develop a serious mental disorder such as schizophrenia or bipolar? Sometimes I'm afraid that I might end up developing something else. I've been to my therapist on three different occasions and it's all been the same diagnosis mild ...

Fear of Schizophrenia After a Panic Attack

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, February 9th, 2015
Hi, I'm a college athlete with no history of mental illness in my immediate family. I've gone to a couple therapists when I was a child because my parents thought I needed to "figure some stuff out" but I haven't been in about 10 years. ...

Am I Getting Schizophrenia?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
I am 21 and I was diagnosed a few days ago with severe anxiety. My psychiatrist told me I covered all the bases of anxiety except social anxiety because I love being around people. I have GAD, OCD, phobias, agoraphobia, panic disorder, and attachment issues. This ...

Scalp Picking Addiction

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, January 29th, 2015
Please, please help. I've been scalp picking for a long time now (maybe 3 years), and now it's getting really bad. I never let the wounds heal and I always pick until it bleeds, it's something that I have no control of. I've tried wearing ...

I Have Intrusive Thoughts

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, January 8th, 2015
From Canada: I'm needing answers :( okay so I've recently been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and a little of ocd my own voice in my head tells me to hurt people and it causes me stress irritable and sad and anxiety sometimes I feel ...

My Psychologist and Psychiatrist Disagree

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, January 4th, 2015
From the U.S.: Ok, I will so my best to make my situation clear. I have battled with panic disorder (with agoraphobia), and severe generalized anxiety disorder since I was 7 years old (I'm 19). I've had two severe major depressive episodes, one of which ...

I’m an Extremely Picky Eater

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, January 2nd, 2015
According to all my research, I do not have an eating disorder. I do not even own a scale, I have no desire to change the way I look and my weight is not something I even think about. However, food is running ...

Could This Be Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, December 29th, 2014
Hi, am 20 years old and I have been dealing with anxiety and depression since 6th grade, and my worries of being Schizophrenic started in September and I haven't put it out of my mind that I may have it. I have talked to my ...
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