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Is this OCD?

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 to things like that. When it comes to food I have to eat the same food twice (but not on the same day). This applies to drinks...
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Will Studying Psychology Help Me with Depression?

i am a 24 year old female from am suffering from depression and obsessive compulsive disorder for the past 7 years and i am on have completed bachelors degree in electronics and communication engineering. i very much wish to pursue psychological has always intrigued me since i am a victim. will studying psychology push me into deeper depths of depression or will it help me understand my mental disorder and be...
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Intrusive Thoughts and OCD

For the last few months, I’ve had constant sexual intrusive thoughts and they have been driving me crazy. They’ve caused me so much anxiety and I started seeing a therapist about a lot of the issues that I’ve struggled with. It’s helped me get through a lot of the anxiety and the thoughts have stopped. I would never act on my impulses and I made an appointment with my doctor for a week from...
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My Wife Is Very Upset about Cleanliness

From Singapore: My 43 yrs old wife is upset whenever we talk about cleanliness. Based on a therapist here, she says it is not OCD, but attributed to my wife’s upbringing and values. For example: my wife gets upset whenever she sees the in-laws coming home and not immediately taking a shower. She resorts to cleaning where they sat down on the sofa with a cloth for concern of my daughter. She also mops...
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Girlfriend Was a Slut

I need serious help. I’ll give you the background and any help or advice is massively appreciated because I do love this girl. I’ve been with my girlfriend almost one year and it was going great until a few months ago when we talked about our respective history in depth and I found out she had slept with a LOT of guys before me. Now I literally CANNOT GET THIS OUT OF MY HEAD....
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Are Ups and Downs in Marriage Normal?

From Bulgaria: Me and my partner have a 10 month old daughter. We are both very tired, sleep deprived etc, you know all the stress that comes in a package with the joy of being a first time parent. When I met him 2 years ago I fell in love so madly that I couldn’t even eat… Then I got pregnant and it all changed, it was a huge step (plus as a bonus...
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Is it ADD/ADHD?

My son was recently given a disciplinary note from his teach because he distracts other kids in class he lacks focus and concentration and he does not complete tasks. His teacher stated that he does not follow any instructions given to him and he does not comply with authority and i have experienced the same things. He is 8 years old in Grade 1 and i am so scared because all signs point to...
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How to Help an Older Adult Recognize They Have an Issue?

My cousin “Robin” is 58. She’s single and lives alone. I’m her only family and I live 300 miles away. She is about to lose her job due to her personality disorder. She’s an intelligent woman, but over the course of the last 20 years I’ve noticed an increasing inability to manage daily affairs. She is a complete anomaly to me — scatterbrained & unable to focus to the point of incapacitation — then...
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Can Paternal Age & My Mental Illness Increase Schizophrenia Risk?

Hello. Due to obsessive compulsive disorder I have developed a new obsession that is causing me so much concern I am unable to think about anything else and in desperate need of some reassurance! Firstly I have suffered all my life with mental health problems. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 7 then with OCD at the age of 13. The ocd symptoms were significantly reduced between the ages of 15...
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Quick Question About My Therapist

I had been seeing my therapist for 2 and a half years. Last week she dropped a bombshell on me and told me she couldn’t be my therapist anymore because she didn’t feel like she could help me with my OCD. She said it would be unethical to continue with me since she has no knowledge on how to treat OCD. Yesterday was our last appointment. She gave me her email a while back...
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Do I Have OCD?

From United Arab Emirates: I’m 14 and Okay, I’ve recently gotten this feeling this year, where I believe that everything I touch is gross and icky. Every time I touch something, be it a book, a plate, a paper, even when I type at my computer, I feel gross and I have this really bad urge to wash my hands a lot. And I do. I use too much soap cause I believe it...
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How Do I Deal with Compulsive Thoughts?

From Canada: I have been struggling with mental illness since I was 15 years old. I had been diagnosis with and depression at first, but when I turned 19 I started to have severe panic attacks whenever I was in public. This resulted in me dropping out of college and spending all my time at home. I’ve been Agoraphobic for over one year now, rarely leaving my house. My mainly results in...
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