OCD Articles

I Think I Am Driving Myself Crazy

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, November 11th, 2013
I'm a perfectly normal girl. I was raised in a great family with supportive and caring parents. I'm not restricted of anything I have manners I live a good life. But I am so weak minded I think I'm going crazy. One day I was ...

Is My Brother Psychotic?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
I've talked with my younger brother recently ( he's 19 ) and he has been telling me some issues that are going on in his head and then there are things I notice him do to. He always checks multiple times that everything is ...

Boyfriend’s OCD Hurts Relationship

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, October 31st, 2013
Hi, thanks for reading! i've been dating my boyfriend for over a year now and we're having some major problems regarding his anxiety/ocd (we're in a long distance relationship, which makes everything worse). He has been unsuccessful at finding a job since he recently graduated and there ...

Imaginary Friends

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
I am in therapy for depression,ocd,anxiety,&ptsd. was abused by my mother as a child. I have been too embarrassed to ask my therapist about this. I have had imaginary friends my whole life, as a kid they were characters from tv shows like Fonzie, etc. ...

Intentional Forgetfulness

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, October 18th, 2013
The question I have today has bothered me for a long time. While I was normal for most of my life, the past few years have been evolving many problems for me. For example, I have had numerous problems with skills such as driving. ...

Is There a Way to Become More Stable?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, October 10th, 2013
Hello! I really need to discuss this and I hope psychological help will relieve my issues in this situation. To get to the point, I have a friend who I really care about, a limerence towards him you can say or maybe more though I ...

Daughter Obsessed with My Mother

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, September 29th, 2013
My 10 yo daughter is obsessed with my mother. It consumes her every thought. She says she misses her and wants to see her. We are all very close with my mom. We see her all of the time. But lately, my daughter is obsessed. ...

Daughter Fears Illness

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, September 23rd, 2013
My 11 yr old daughter is scared she has an illness or disease.. She seems paranoid about it. She told me last night she was afriad to die as all/most of us are, but seems obsessed with it almost. Everyday she says something ...

Can’t Stop Picking at Skin

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, August 26th, 2013
I don't know why i pick my skin but i pick on it so much that i have scars and wounds that i tell my self my makeup covers. I have been having this problem since 6th grade when i first got pimples. At ...

Could I have OCD?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, August 19th, 2013
I think I could have OCD and this is why; - A voice tells me to do things such as organise objects, repeatedly check things or do things in 5’s. - I constantly worry about fires or burglaries or people getting hurt because of me. - ...

Vague Flashbacks

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
Since very early in my life I have experienced intrusive sexual images that have been nearly impossible to rid myself of during some episodes. Recently I have reflected on how these thoughts seem quite like flashbacks. They are always involving the same person and are ...

Bipolar Dealing with OCD Issues

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
I have been diagnosed as having bipolar disorder, yet I have symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder. I was wondering if I have OCD since I have obsessive thoughts, avoid situations which would produce triggers, perform compulsions, and be anxious. It is hard to ...