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    Has anyone ever got over this? (HOCD/ROCD/POCD)

    Hello, so around a year ago my general anxiety took a completely different turn when I started to spend large amounts of time apart from my girlfriend due to work/university commitments.. during this time I started to feel quite lost and developed mild HOCD which would come and go once in a...
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    Need Help - OCD/depression is breaking me inside

    I’ve spoke before about HOCD/ROCD/POCD symptoms developing over the last 8 months and getting progressively worse, however in the last week they’ve all seemed to come crashing down on me at once, I can’t get 5 minutes peace, my head just feels so weighty 24/7 and it’s making me a wreck, it’s...
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    Breaking point with all types of OCD.

    Hi, I am 21 and a student. I have been dealing with general anxiety for around 2 years, until last summer when I started to get intrusive thoughts quite often. I then went to back to university for my third year, and was living with strangers and so isolated myself in my room. My girlfriend also...
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    Help me, I feel I'm dying. ROCD

    First, sorry for my English, I'm not native speaker. Here is my story. I've been dating with my girlfriend almost 4 years ago. She's an amazing woman (we're 24, almost 25); I've lived a lot of adventures by her side; she thought me a lot of things and an amazing way of living life. I was her...
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    OCD Shower Advice?

    Hi, I'm wondering if anyone can give me any good tips for quicker showers? I've had OCD for about 10 yrs now (I think it started when I got on Paxil, which I'm still on unfortunately), and lately I find myself taking longer showers (25 minutes usually) to wash my entire body. It's a pain...
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    I'd Like Some Advice

    Hello, new poster here. I got an account here because I really need some advice right now. I'll start by giving a brief summary of my problem: I have OCD that's an unholy combination of "magical thinking" OCD and contamination OCD, ex. "I did something Bad, so I need to wash my hands so Bad...
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    Keep writing down specific words

    Hi All i am a former OCD Patient , i recovered several years ago .. but i have that weird (let me call it habit ) that whenever i have a pen in my hand or sometimes i pick a pen to just write those specific words down many times :" Thank you and the end " separately , so my question is : is this...
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    Why is OCD so misunderstood?

    It's obvious how many misconceptions there are with the term "OCD", but I think this article does a good job of shining more light on this issue. Unfortunately, the media/society continues to only show the hand-washing side of having OCD...
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    Phobia of losing control?

    Hi all, I'm 21 + have suffered from anxiety / social anxiety most of my life, as well as emetophobia, claustrophobia, OCD and other specific phobias that I won't get into, and I've had counselling, therapy, hypnotherapy, exercise therapy to no great avail - however I came to realise recently...
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    Any jobs that mental health problems disqualify you from?

    Particularly having OCD? I'm really worried, I got a conditional offer for a job as a carer in a residential home and I have had to do a pre employment medical questionnaire. I told the truth on there, that I have taken meds for OCD during the past year. My OCD's under control now, which I...
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    Is this my mind playing tricks on me?!

    I recently made an appointment with a therapist to help me with my ocd and anxiety. Lately I've been so depressed to the point where I just feel hopeless and I'm making everyone around me miserable. It's mostly because I keep getting predictions of what's going to happen to those I love or what...
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    Can anyone tell me ANY SOLUTION

    Hi guys My whole life is full of depression, anxiety, feeling worthless,being obsessive, having panic attacks.... I feel so bad at the moment that I want to do suicide, I sleep like 15 hours a day because I cant stand being awake:cry2::cry2: I take sertraline high dose, karbamazepin, than one...
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    mentally ill wife

    My wife is mentality I'll and is fully disabled. Several months ago she turned negative directing it at me. See told me to find a girlfriend and blew up several times. It got worse and she wanted to fun off, get a divorce, and told me every memory with me was bad. We have been married 30...
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    Compulsively cracking my joints... Could this be a form of OCD?

    It started around 2 years ago, when my severe depression started and has progressively gotten worse. I can crack just about every joint that is crackable in my body (jaw, neck, back, elbows, wrists, fingers and each little joint in each finger, hips, knees, ankles, and toes), my back is what is...
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    How will I get through life?

    Some of my biggest anxieties come from the build up of many past experiences squishing into one big heap of thoughts that I believe will render my future in many ways. I'm trying to understand how people like me make it through every day life, even the simplest obstacles. I'm constantly battling...
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    OCD fear is overwhelming me

    I'll start from the beginning. I'm a 25yr old male and have been diagnosed with anxiety and my doctor assumes OCD. I was prescribed Lexapro which helped but made me have brain fog and I almost felt stupid at times. Around 5 years ago I wrecked my vehicle and totaled it. I wasn't hurt and neither...
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    Cleaning is my life.

    I really don't know how i ended up here, i guess i just don't have anyone to talk to and i need to get it off my chest. Living with OCD is mentally and physically exhausting. I have no control over it and it is honestly tearing my family apart. Let me just give you the idea of what everyday is...
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    OCD taking over life!

    Hi, I struggle day to day to OCD it ranges of severeness from stress and other things that are happening in my life at a certain point however it is starting to get pretty bad. For example i muss complete a task a minimum of 3 times before i can deem it 'complete' these tasks could be anything...
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    Extreme fear of pregnancy

    I am a 22 year old male, and have been in a relationship with my girlfriend for almost five years. I believe I may have some sort of anxiety disorder due to the fact that I cannot have sex without being terrified of getting her pregnant. She is on the pill, I wear a condom and pull out...
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    Struggling with time management and my boss asked me, "if I had any issues," do i tell the truth? Will it help me keep my job?

    Struggling with time management and my boss asked me, "if I had any issues," do i tell the truth? Will it help me keep my job? I am 21 and have been off work for the last two years dealing with anxiety, ocd, depression, adhd, and the effects of having a parent with borderline personality...
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