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    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...
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    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...
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    Please help.

    So there is this girl I talked to with the possibility of a romantic relationship the past few months. So we recently ended our talks but I keep on having ocd thoughts about us. Including guilt about why things ended, if it was really my fault or if she was being honest when she said she just...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Black Mirror HOCD trigger? Anyone relate?

    Hi, I just watched the new Black Mirror episode Striking Vipers and it essentially follows a married man who turns out to be gay with one of his friends and has been lying to his wife/kids for some time. This is like one of my core fears of happening, something that I often think that I don’t...
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    Intrusive Thoughts?

    I’ve been diagnosed with bipolar disorder for about three years now. I’ve been relatively stable on medication until the end of 2018. I came off of abilify because of weight gain. I thought taking my Prozac would be fine. It causes mania but I’m not reckless while manic I guess. Idk it sounds...
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    Please shed some light

    So I’ve been struggling with anxiety/ocd for around two years now and take Escitalopram which has helped a lot in periods. I have recently started to obsess over the possibility of having an eating disorder or developing one. I am very body conscious and have been all my life, a while ago when I...
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    Family won't understand me

    Im obsessed with cleaning and organising, my dad's side of the family is known to be so obsessed and almost crazy about cleaning, to give you an idea, one day one of their children peed himself while sleeping, they washed the sheets, blanket, mattress, bed, they put the child in a chair, washed...
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    OCD crisis ight now pls help

    Hey.. my name is robert and im 18 and i suffer form severe pure ocd that started around 6 months ago, it started off as health obsessions ext like a fear i had cancer or some incurable disease but its slowly evolved into harm/moral obsessions like a constant fear i will lose control and mollest...
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    Is this ocd?

    Im new here so sorry if this is the wrong forum to write this but here we go Im 19 years old, college student... I think i suffer from OCD and i say i think because where im from mental illnesses are sort of seeing as a taboo subject, nobody really takes it seriously and i might get called names...
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    Hello... New here

    Im new here so sorry if this is the wrong forum to write this but here we go Im 19 years old, college student... I think i suffer from OCD and i say i think because where im from mental illnesses are sort of seeing as a taboo subject, nobody really takes it seriously and i might get called names...
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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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    Do I have rOCD or just don't love her anymore? HELP ME PLEASE!

    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 first kiss and I'm so happy because of that. We have...
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    Am i alone?

    I am struggling with what i think are OCD behaviours and thoughts. For example...i will buy something and then obsess that i have chosen the wrong item, panic that it isn't perfect, think i should have got the other item/different size/different colour and spend hours researching the item and...
  16. M

    Help! Am I a jinx? I can’t get this out of my head!!

    I’m new to this forum, I’ve never been in anything like this before but I have to get something off my chest that I eating me alive... I am sorry if this causes any offence to anyone, please no hate comments, believe me I hate myself enough right now. Here goes, When I was 9/10, I used to...
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    Depression, Anxiety, or OCD? help

    Hey guys, I'm new here and this is my first post. I'm a 21 year old guy who grew up in Canada and moved to Macedonia (where my parents are from) when i was 12. Been here in Macedonia ever since. When I moved here my parents had a lot of money and I was the new kid and girls liked me a lot. was...
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    Help

    I really need help.. i always had some of those symptoms , but they really are starting to bother me since this all started around the middle of November last year ( i had a very stressful stuff happening back then) first of all i started thinking that i am going crazy and that is the main...
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    How to fix me

    I have horrible ocd and anxiety. In the morning when i go to work I'll got outside, lock my door and got to my car and then look at my door and think to myself "did i lock my door" and I'll go "I don't remember doing it". So I'll get out of my car see if my door is locked. It always is of...
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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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