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  1. L

    Is there a disorder that is the opposite of anxiety and OCD?

    So I have many relatives and family members who seem to act like what seems to me the opposite of anxiety and OCD. In other words, it is almost extreme carelessness combined with getting angry at people who voice concerns about their behaviour. For example, I have many family members who refuse...
  2. A

    Do I need to increase fluoxetine dose?

    Hi, I’ve been on 20mg Fluoxetine for my HOCD/POCD/ROCD for 3 months now, and the intensiveness of thoughts went down after the first 4 weeks and I had around 6-8 weeks where it wasn’t too bad... now I feel like it’s wearing off and I’m starting to struggle quite badly again. Should I increase...
  3. A

    Crippling anxiety due to things that didn’t really happen (false memories?)

    Hi all, note before reading: I have been going to therapy, had to stop but am going back next week, and on meds, before someone suggests all that Hi...this is my first time posting in here and really any forum so bare with me, and if I don’t make sense, I know some things might sound crazy...
  4. C

    Schizoaffective in denial of medication

    Hi everyone, I was diagnosed with Schizoaffective disorder with bipolar and obsessive features with PTSD (ahhhh mouthful and a half). Had a psychotic episode in 2017 and I’m 23 now. Whoever reads this will be the first to know I’m not taking my medication as prescribed as I just really don’t...
  5. H

    Losing all hope in ever getting better - family makes getting therapy pointless.

    I need advice because I don't know what to do anymore. All my options are closing and it feels like I am barely breathing and I'm losing all hope in getting better ever... but I can't take this pain anymore. I just can't keep living like this. I hate myself so much and just thinking about...
  6. A

    ROCD and long distance relationship, can anyone relate please?

    Hi so I’ve been dealing with ROCD/POCD/HOCD for some time now and in a couple of weeks I’ll be moving to London for an incredible job opportunity, the only thing is that my girlfriend is moving FROM London back up north to where we’re from (so essentially swapping around). My ROCD is already...
  7. B

    i´m not sure whether i might have ocd or not. (long text ahead)

    hey. i´m not sure if this is the right place to post this, but i don´t know where else to get support. so first of all, i don´t really believe i have ocd. i am writing this post to figure out whether it is a possibility. for a while now, i´ve been doing a lot of repeating actions compulsively...
  8. R

    Contamination OCD?

    Hi so I’m new to this. I just wanted to know if this would be considered contamination OCD and basically just vent out my problems. This is extremely long though so good luck.... I got carried away and I’ve read it a million times because I’m really nervous to post this for some reason but ...
  9. A

    Anyone ever had HOCD about their friend?

    Posted on here a few times about my struggles with HOCD/ROCD/POCD and depression and I’ve been taking fluoxetine for like 5 weeks now and I’d say they are working in some respect but I’m really struggling to shift the HOCD about one of my close friends. The thing is they lost a lot of weight...
  10. B

    Extreme fear of data breach may be my fault

    Months back at work a co worker mentioned doing her work from home. I thought it was cool and decided to do it once when I needed to. Then months later I accessed the same info from home to basically aid a compulsion I was dealing with. Anyways, the site I accessed has our clients confidential...
  11. A

    Really struggling right now, please can anyone help?

    Hi so I started on 20mg Fluoxetine (Prozac) almost 3 weeks ago now and I’d say I don’t really think they’re doing anything. The first few days was more of a placebo effect of me thinking they’re working and then it just went back to normal again.. anyway I’m really struggling right now with my...
  12. A

    Fluoxetine for the first time...help!

    Hi so I started on 20mg Fluoxetine about 9 days ago and I’m currently in the worst depressive state I’ve been in with OCD, before the tablets I could hand on heart say the intrusive thoughts and urges were just ocd but it’s as though I don’t even know the difference anymore. Thoughts that I...
  13. J

    Hi am new here

    Hi, New member, I am interested to know more about OCD, anxiety, depression.
  14. A

    Please help..If anyone could answer I’d be so so grateful! (HOCD/POCD/ROCD)

    Hi I’m not going to go into great detail about my history and situation because I feel like I’ve done this before and I’m so exhausted now, I just would like to ask a few questions to anyone who can help me. 1. How do you break the cycle in terms of not having the thoughts but remembering you...
  15. starryskies

    Is this dissociation?

    Hello! I’ve had (social) anxiety as well as OCD for years now, and I’m finally getting my life back. It’s great, but I’ll still have serious mood shifts where I’m super happy and then go down to feeling depressed super quick. I can have a lot of breakdowns, where I don’t think straight and am in...
  16. L

    Intrusive Thoughts?

    Does any one else experience anxiety around their partner? Sometimes when he’s away I feel fine. I don’t have anxiety. I still have these thoughts about if I love him or not. I still have compulsions. But I sometimes want him to go away so I can not have the anxiety and obsessions I have around...
  17. N

    Adult self-harm/OCD help in Northumberland?

    Please could someone tell me if there is a specialist service accepting Northumberland referrals for adults with self-harming OCD? I managed to confess my struggle to a GP, but she was dumbfounded, because it's an odd thing she didn't know about and she told me there was no specialist service...
  18. C

    how to cope with this kind of anxiety?

    So, my problem is kinda strange because I think it's not a "regular" anxiety. It's a little bit anxiety and OCD and I haven't found any information on how to deal with it. My issue is that when I see a picture or a text somewhere, my brain always tries to examine it in great details and tries to...
  19. N

    Advice/Help with my OCD

    Hi this is my first time posting here so bare with me :p Sorry if this is too long or short - I just really need help fast I am not diagnosed with OCD, but with my history of compulsive hand washing, germ avoiding, plug checking, repetitive behaviour and intrusive thoughts make it pretty clear...
  20. A

    Can anyone relate/fully get their life back?

    I’m in a really bad place at the moment and I’ll just summarise my situation... Mild/Normal social anxiety until last summer when me and my girlfriend spent time apart due to university commitments. Started with HOCD thoughts but didn’t take over my life...until Xmas when I finally plucked...
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