Ask the Therapist About OCD - Page 3

Skin Picking, What Should I Do?

I have always picked, bitten, pulled and scratched the skin around my fingers ever since I was around 10-13 years old. Then hitting puberty I was never one to leave spots alone and if I went away on holiday and was bitten by some bug sure enough it wouldn’t be long before I had squeezed, picked and scratched away at the area. I had a few scars on my legs and my fingers always...
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Undiagnosed OCD & Internal Arguing Ruining Life

I am eighteen. I just recently graduated from a great high school , and am now looking to start college in the Spring. I realized something was wrong one day on my way to middle school, back in 6th grade. I would look at people, feel they were somehow wrong and I would catch the “wrongness”. So I found a way to appease myself by faux-coughing twice while looking at them, as if to...
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Partner’s OCD Spiraling Out of Control, or Could It Be Something Else?

I’ve been with my boyfriend for 6 years, and he has always had weird “habits” that he explains as having OCD. I eventually got used to it but it is hard to live with. Having to wait for him to “correct a thought before stepping over a crack” or getting through a doorway, its embarassing for me. Lately though it seems worse and more complex. He rubs his head and plugs his ears while...
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Pure-O OCD and Depersonalization

I need some advice on the issues I’ve been dealing with recently. I was recently diagnosed with pure-o OCD around 3 months ago. I’ve been managing the OCD without any medication and purely with CBT, diet, and exercise. I have some good days but mostly bad. I also think I suffer from depersonalization. It has happened to me on occasion before the OCD hit, but it happened more often after I smoked marajuana for...
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How to Deal with Partner’s Insecurities

I have been in this relationship for almost a year now and I am currently struggling with my bf insecurities. He thinks he is short, not attractive enough and that he is not considered a man in the outside. I knew from the begining of the relationship so I went great lengths to boost his trust (without him knowing I know his insecurities). I had no result whatsoever. Lately I have found a forum...
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Homosexual Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or Denial?

I am 23 years old, and a female. I have never been in a romantic, sexual relationship with any man (although I have kissed many and really enjoyed it). I knew my whole life that I was emotionally and physically attracted to men. I know that I have always wanted to marry a man. I have never had, nor am I a crushing on a girl. I have only ever wanted to be in...
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Trichotillomania?

Currently for the past year in a half I have noticed that I am pulling out certain hairs. It started out as pulling out the damaged, extra wiry hairs, but it has also lead to other hairs being pulled. I normally find myself doing this on the top of my scalp and behind my left ear. But I can’t seem to stop myself from doing it. I could be reading a book and pulling...
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I Feel God Is Punishing Me

From Iran: I’m 17 and a I’m in high school 2nd grade, my exams just finished two days ago, and my parents are telling me that if you failed we don’t let you pass them and you must leave school, I failed almost all my exams I think. The thing is whenever someone tells me something, I think he is making fun of me, and I keeping thinking about it for a week, for...
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Dating Someone Who Is Depressed

My girlfriend and I have been together for a year now. I’ve struggled with mild depression before but she struggles with ongoing symptoms of chronic depression as well as mild OCD symptoms and anxiety. I found out about her struggles early on in the relationship and I found out that she had no emotional/nurturing relationship with her mom and had no one to reach out to at home about her issues. She turned to...
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Maybe OCD?

Hello, sorry for my english, but want to ask question about mental illness. So, my mind has this issue, but it’s hard explain, but I really want to know if it’s disease or just character. I’ll try explain with situations. Like I can’t take a¬†driver’s license exam because my mind won’t work for me, because¬† then I would succeed in life and I think then my mind will lose equality . Like it rules...
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