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Could I have pure O OCD?

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ohjulian

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Hi, I'm a 21 year old college student, and for the past year I've been struggling with depression and anxiety. I have been talking with my therapist about what technical diagnosis I would say that I have, and we decided on depression and generalized anxiety disorder. However, now I am wondering if it would be better classified as pure O OCD. I know that the technical diagnosis probably isn't that important. It doesn't really change that much, since I'd still be taking the same medication I already am, but it would give me some peace, and perhaps it would help with therapeutic treatment to know exactly what it is. This is a question to anyone who has been diagnosed with pure O OCD. Does this sound similar to your experience? Here are my symptoms.

-Obsessive thoughts about my relationship with my boyfriend. I worry that I don't really love him, that he doesn't really love me, that I made a mistake in dating him for so long. Also, this one I feel horrible for, but I have fears that he is autistic. I know that he isn't, and even if he was it shouldn't change anything, but sometimes I can't stop the thoughts.

-Obsessive thoughts about going to hell and becoming demon possessed. Just recently I watched a short documentary about demon possession, and it really freaked me out. I had a period where I felt depersonalization and I had intrusive thoughts like scary laughter and I was so worried it was demons. But then it went away after I took klonopin. Because of the fear of going to hell, it's very difficult for me to read my Bible, even though I am a Christian and I used to enjoy reading it. It gives me too much anxiety now

-Obsessive thoughts about being contaminated. I work in a chemistry lab, and while I am very very careful, I worry about somehow getting chemicals on me. Even if all I used that day was water. It is completely irrational, but it drives me to panic attacks.

-Obsessive thoughts about having an STD or some horrible chronic illness. I also have obsessive thoughts about being pregnant, even though I've never had vaginal sex. I've even gotten pregnancy tests several times because I was so scared. They were always negative, obviously.

-Obsessive thoughts about being gay. These are less common than the others, but
still happen occasionally. I identify as straight and I am in a happy relationship with a man, but I worry that I am gay but I just don't realize. I check myself all the time. The fact that my family would disown me if I was gay only adds to the anxiety.
 
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Hi,
I just wanted to say I'm sorry you're going through this and good luck with finding a diagnosis.
Take care
 
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