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OCD & Fear of Schizophrenia

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 all these things and I would go home scared, often thinking about death and how I would not have my family with me. I would break down and cry...
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Could I have Asperger’s syndrome

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 at telling how people are feeling Emotionally detached Inability to express myself unless someone gives me a pen and paper I have...
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Out of Control Nail Biting…When Is It Time to See a Doctor?

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 every finger, rubber bands (to snap when I get the urge), the bitter nail polish, using a “buddy” to motivate me, stopping one finger at a time, frequently manicuring and filing,...
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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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