I Am Battling Severe Ocd

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 43 People

    A&E Ocd Documentary "Obsessed" Seeks Participants!

     A second season documentary series about OCD and related disorders is searching for people that are in need of help. This non-exploitive documentary will have the goal of improving the participants' lives through sessions with a licensed therapist who specializes in...
    obsessedcasting obsessedcasting
    Jul 27, 2009

    I currently live at home with my family

    and i hate the thought of them seeing me caught in an episode so i have to repress urges: drop things forcibly to stop myself from cycling motions, avoiding certain areas while i'm in certain mindsets, and clearing my thoughts completely constantly.My area is a mess and i cant...
    Cinnadoodle Cinnadoodle
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 6, 2014

    Five Quick Tips To Tell If You Are Suffering From Ocd

    Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions), that produce a sense of dread or alarm. Persons then engage in repetitive behaviors (compulsions) in an attempt to rid themselves of the obsessive...
    MaxineR MaxineR
    36-40, F
    Aug 24, 2012

    What Not To Say To Someone With Ocd

    People say the darnedest things. And sometimes they say the most insensitive things. Whilst it’s great that obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) has received enough media attention that it’s no longer a dirty secret, it is obvious that many people still fail to understand the...
    MaxineR MaxineR
    36-40, F
    May 11, 2012

    Relationships And Ocd Research

    Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are conducting two online studies about the relationships of individuals with OCD or hoarding. Each study involves completing questionnaires online about relationships, emotions and OCD. You must be at least 18 to participate...
    amyp100 amyp100
    31-35, F
    Aug 16, 2012

    How To Tell Someone You Have Ocd, Without Embarrassing Yourself

    When I was a child, before I’d ever heard of the term obsessive compulsive disorder, I didn’t know what to make of my thoughts, other than that they were embarrassing and had to be kept secret at all costs. Fortunately today, OCD is well recognized, so most people have heard...
    MaxineR MaxineR
    36-40, F
    Mar 10, 2012

    No matter how much medication I am on I can't

    seem to shake OCD, I have had it ever since I was little and have grown up with it and I think it might be part of me. I am not sure if I want to get rid of it or not!
    Charliee4 Charliee4
    18-21, F
    Jun 29, 2014

    OCD is when: Numbers remind you of the worst

    moments of your life. You can't walk into that room because you have a bad feeling. You can't hurt that stuffed animal because it has feelings, too. It is when: You stay up worrying to no end for no reason. You give up easily because you feel worthless anyway. You obsess...
    simplyOCD simplyOCD
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 6, 2014

    OCD completely dictates my life.

    I have hundreds of obsessive thoughts every day, that lead to the compulsion of making lists or taking actions that I think will calm my anxiety over something. I spend on average about 2 hours a day on rituals. I repeat lists in my head over and over again. It affects my...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 2, 2015

    It's really bad but I have gotten used to it

    ands it doesn't ruin my life. Like I said, it's bad but I'm used to it so for me it's more on the annoying side if you know what I mean.
    Kapliadantis Kapliadantis
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2014

    Ocd-uk Discussion Forum May Be A Fraud

    Due to the fact that the administrators at OCD-UK have been stingy and not allowed links to any other websites relating to OCD, I must remove myself from this forum. I can no longer support a forum that is clearly interested only in its own popularity and not in the needs of the...
    MaxineR MaxineR
    36-40, F
    Feb 23, 2012

    I hate these obsessive thoughts

    and impulsive actions. I do not want to be like this. my mind is terrible. Also my ******* facial tics are getting worse. No thanks.
    alexahatesyou alexahatesyou
    18-21, F
    Mar 13, 2014

    My list making runs my life.

    Is there anyone else like this? I am just about to devote 2-3 hours of my time to "organize" my lists. I don't want to but I have to. This is hell. It never ends...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 22, 2014

    I managed to beat part of my anxiety

    and went swimming! But why do I not feel like I have accomplished something?
    Charliee4 Charliee4
    18-21, F
    Jun 30, 2014

    Why does OCD have to corrupt our minds

    and make us do what it wants? When I was diagnosed I didn't know what it was, I didn't think it was a problem and didn't think anything of it. I was told that I would have to have counselling so I did and they said that I have severe OCD! I was...
    Charliee4 Charliee4
    18-21, F
    Jul 4, 2014
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