Ask the Therapist About OCD

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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Four for Luck

From Canada: Hi, I’m a sixteen year old figure skater that’s very serious about my sport. Superstitious habits aren’t uncommon for athletes and I started mine about a year ago. Before getting on the ice for practice, I’d tap the boards four times and I’d think: four for good luck. It turned into a habit and I’d catch myself unconsciously tapping out four on my leg before going out to jump. Plus, every time...
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Question about Medication

From the : I was diagnosed with OCD. Around October 19th 2015, during a stay at a psych ward they started me on a new pill regimen of 2 drugs I had already been taking, but divied up differently plus the addition of a new drug, so, the day to day was Klonopin and Luvox at 8:29 am and Klonopin, Luvox and Anafranil (the new drug) at 9:40 at night. I’ve been keeping this...
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Do I Have BPD or Is It Just OCD and Hypochondria?

I was diagnosed with OCD when I was very young maybe 12 or 13. I have had an on again off again relationship with Meds I mostly have intrusive thoughts and anxiety. I am currently back on meds but recently I have been going through a very hard time after moving to a new state and experiencing a few traumatic life events. I was abused regularly by my father and he eventually committed suicide....
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I Keep Dwelling on Past Mistakes

From the : To preface this post, I suffer from anxiety and (I think) OCD as I’m constantly worrying/thinking about my actions or health. I’m not taking any medication, nor am I seeing a counselor; I am fighting these thoughts/feelings alone. When I was 5-8 years old, my next door neighbor and I would sexually experiment with each other. Nothing serious, but we both see each other naked sometimes. Our parents found out and...
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Fear of Demons

I developed a fear of demons around a year ago which I thought was just a silly irrational fear. But then I started getting scared that I might be possessed and I can’t go anywhere alone at night unless I’m singing a hymn. Also, my mind makes up these rules about how to protect myself like running on the stairs so I don’t get pushed and covering my face when I sleep so they...
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A Brief Explanation of What I Feel/What Disorders I Believe I Have

Hello! I’m mostly writing this to get feedback on issues I think I might have; I have suspicions. Sometimes I wake up with a knot in my stomach for no reason, or have trouble getting out of bed in the morning, and have trouble keeping calm in public (I’m more than certain I have generalized anxiety and depression – irritability, nervousness, sluggishness, upset stomach/nausea, panic in public situations). I’ve come out of an abusive...
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Obsessively Researching OCD

From Canada: I’ve thought for a while now I might have OCD, but I never wanted to tell anyone in case I was wrong, and anyway we really can’t afford therapy. But I’ve spent nearly all of my time when I should be doing other work researching OCD symptoms and reading the same articles on OCD over and over again. I’ve spent hours almost daily just going through all of these and monitoring all...
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My Boyfriend’s OCD Is Taking a Toll on Career

From India: My boyfriend has severe OCD problem. He does not pose a problem to me but I have noticed behavioral problems in him owing to this which have destroyed his family, relations and career. He is afraid of certain places and people in our city and often stays cooped up in his room to avoid the things. Talking to him I have discovered he is afraid of certain people who he thinks has...
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I Don’t Know What This Is? OCD?

I dont talk about this, or even told anybody about my “problem”. Here goes. When i feel good about myself, confident or even happy, i tend to think about things that will change the way i feel…. will it take my confidence away, will it change my mood, will it change the outcome of my daily life. for an example: i feel great, walking in the shop. There is a pillar/beam in the isle....
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I Think I Have OCD Intrusive Thoughts

Hi i’m scott i’m 20, engaged and am a calm person i never get into fights and always try to resolve conflict. However I have been severely disturbed by horrendously gross and violent thoughts that really scare me and are like something out of the most horrible horror gore film imaginable. Also in the past I have had socially unacceptable sexual thoughts along with them. I have had these issues for a number of...
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Book to Read for Coping with OCPD Partner

I’ve been seeing a psychologist for something else and they feel that my husband has Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder. He’s financially very frugal, very rigid, thinks he’s right all the time and everyone else is wrong, isn’t social and very judgmental about others, corrects how I do things and is quick to anger. Unfortunately the only services available for someone in my situation is individual counseling charged at household income rates (even though I...
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