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toukakouka

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Hi, I'm a new member.
I've had OCD symptoms since early childhood.
Two or three members in my family have or have had OCD.
It's likely that I have it, because I've taken many screenings and heard other peoples obsessive-compulsive experiences and related strongly to them.

But albeit, I was reading up on delusions because they are something I experience often.

Here are some things I read.

"Another variant is the delusional belief that one’s thoughts are radiating out of one’s head and being broadcast over radio or television; this is called thought broadcasting and is considered to be an almost certain indication of schizophrenia. One woman described it as follows: “I believed I had a ticker tape going in one ear and coming out the other, with all my thoughts written on it.”

"In psychiatry, thought broadcasting is the belief that others can hear or are aware of an individual's thoughts. This differs from telepathy in that the thoughts being broadcast are thought to be available to anybody. Thought broadcasting is considered a positive symptom of schizophrenia."

"In many cases the delusions become more complex and integrated. Rather than simply being watched, the person becomes convinced that he/she is being controlled by other persons, manipulated, or even hypnotized."

"In the somatic subtype, there is excessive concern and irrational ideas about bodily functioning, which may include worries regarding infestation with parasites or insects, imagined physical deformity, or a conviction that one is emitting a foul stench when there is no problematic odor."

"Delusion of mind being read: The false belief that other people can know one's thoughts."

These mostly apply to me, and they sound like delusional thoughts I have often.
Though, I can't very well distinguish my delusions from bizarre or non-bizarre.

Here's an example.. Sometimes when planes fly over my house, I legitimately believe that there are government agents or something alike in there all listening to my thoughts with secretly developed machinery.

Are these delusions related to my OCD, or is there something else wrong...?
 
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First of all, hello and welcome to the forum.
I'm really sorry you've not had a reply to your thread yet. Sometimes this forum can be busy and posts slip through the net, so to speak.

Anyway, I notice that in one of your quotes it says "...this is called thought broadcasting and is considered to be an almost certain indication of schizophrenia".
Whilst it's true that people with schizophrenia suffer with these types of delusions, having them doesn't necessarily mean that you are schizophrenic.

I have also had these kinds of delusions, though it's been a few years since I experienced them.
They were at their worst about 10 years ago. It really affected me and made my life hell, but I have come out of the other side of it.
Whilst sometimes the ideas pop into my head, I no longer believe them to be true.

Anyway, have you talked to a doctor about any of this? Do they know that you've had OCD symptoms too?
I really think that you should visit a GP to discuss your concerns.
It may be that some type of talking therapy might help you or there may be specialist services in your area that aim to help people with these kinds of mental health issues.

I don't want to push you into doing something you don't want to, but as i've had these experiences, I know how distressing they can be and I don't think you should be on your own in getting through this. So do seek support.
 
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glimmerofhope

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Where do you live? Are psychiatrists available where you are? It is important that you get a proper diagnosis from a highly qualified professional. Delusions could be a sign of a few different illnesses. I have OCD and Bipolar Disorder and have experienced delusions due to the Bipolar Disorder. It is really hard to say what is causing your delusions right now but a proper diagnosis would be extremely helpful.
 
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