OCD Articles

Mother with Hoarding Disorder Is Tearing Up the Family

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
From Croatia: I'm 21-years-old, and my mother is 51. My whole life I've been witnessing her being just crazy about collecting everything, from cans to old, warn-out clothes. As I grew, I always was the strongest one to confront her and not let her ruin ...

Worried about My Brother

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
My brother is 29 years old and has never had a job or driver's license, and rarely leaves the house. Hi, I am concerned about my brother. He is 29 years old, still lives at home with my mother, has never had a job or ...

Son Has OCD and Depression

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
My 40-year-old son suffers from severe OCD and depression. It has become worse in the past 3 years. He has been in a relationship during that time but his partner is at the end of her rope and wants him out. He is on disability ...

I Think I Have ADD

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, December 12th, 2014
I'm really forgetful and absent minded and as a writer I can never bring myself to finish my own projects because I get bored and try to start a new one. At school I'm terrible at math because the teacher will explain the formulas to ...

I Believe I May Have OCD

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, November 29th, 2014
I think I may have OCD, I've got intrusive thoughts I sometimes think about 1 thing in particular quite a while ago I heard about someone committing a murder while sleepwalking and while I don't really believe that I sleepwalk it still bug's the heck ...

Primarily Obsessive OCD Help

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, November 28th, 2014
I have been formally diagnosed with OCD, the buzz words the therapist who diagnosed me used were violence and responsibility, and through the limited therapy I went to it is was discovered that I have had OCD since before college. Through self-realization, self-diagnosis, and the ...

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 ...