OCD Articles

Repeating Names in Head, Inner Dialogue

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, October 25th, 2014
Ever since my cousin died on my birthday two weeks ago, I been having a lot of mental issues. I am not sure if it is related to my PMDD, Anxiety, or my OCD but I have been repeating a few certain names throughout the ...

Very Strange Behavior from Roommate’s 23-Year-Old Son: Am I in Danger?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, September 18th, 2014
His name is James he is 23, smoke cigarettes like crazy around 4 packs per day, has sudden violent outbursts when he thinks no one is looking. When he is cooking, he will turn his head all the way in the pan watching the food ...

I Can’t Stop Thinking About My Thought

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, September 13th, 2014
From the U.S.: I am currently in a stressful time in my life. I have cystic fibrosis and am on the lung transplant list -- been listed since April. I have had ups and downs of stress my entire life dealing with the disease, but ...

I Am Concerned I Am Developing Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, September 8th, 2014
I am concerned I am developing schizophrenia. Recent events in my life have led me to believe that I may be developing this disease for several reasons. I really began to worry about a month ago. There was a period of my life when I ...

Need to Know Where People Live: Is This OCD?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, August 29th, 2014
I have this issue where I need to know where people live. If I am with someone new, I feel like I cannot trust them, but if I know where they live, then I am calm and able to start the process of trust. (If ...

Not Able to Understand Reality

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, August 17th, 2014
I have Pure O OCD and i think i have Aspergers too. I am struggling with the OCD as thoughts often tear me down in my subconscious without any way to calm myself down. The thing i struggle with the most or would want to ...

Recurrent Thoughts, Conflicts and Impulses

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, August 16th, 2014
I am a 22 year old Medical Student. The problem I have is recurrent, frustrating thoughts and conflicts and checking and rechecking things. For example, while studying I feel an impulse to check under the bed for any pages I may have dropped. ...

OCD & Fear of Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, August 11th, 2014
As a kid I had two large episodes of anxiety, once when I was 9 and once when I was 12. Both times were due to fear of religion, afterlife, death, etc. I had been exposed to a junior camp counselor that informed me of ...

Could I have Asperger’s syndrome

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, August 10th, 2014
From Scotland: Could I have Asperger's syndrome? Here's a list of my issues: Limited eye contact especially with new people Very little social interaction with people Sensitivity to loud noise, bright lights and tags on my clothing Bad short term memory but great long term memory Inability to understand sarcasm Not great ...

Out of Control Nail Biting…When Is It Time to See a Doctor?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, August 10th, 2014
I have been biting my nails since, according to my family, I was about 3 or 4 years old. I have been trying to stop, off and on, since age 10. I have done everything I can find online...fake nails, band aids on ...

Is this OCD?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, July 28th, 2014
From Hong Kong: Hi there, I am wondering if this is characteristic of OCD. I have to do everything twice. For example, I cannot turn a light switch on just once, i have to turn it on, then off, then on again. This does not just apply ...

Will Studying Psychology Help Me with Depression?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, July 24th, 2014
i am a 24 year old female from India.i am suffering from depression and obsessive compulsive disorder for the past 7 years and i am on medication.i have completed bachelors degree in electronics and communication engineering. i very much wish to pursue psychological science.It has always ...
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