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I Have Obsessive-compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. You're not alone. 82 People

    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 1 Response Mar 10, 2012

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    Labels

    I have an OCD behaviour and "Labels" are a big trigger. I hate it when there is something in my larder or in my bar or my fridge and the label isn't facing front. LOL It that strange? I have friends that come look in my larder just to tease me that it's soooo perfect...
    jettboo jettboo 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 4, 2009

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    Think I Have It Too

    i cant and will not get out of bed without drinking a cup of tea. I will not go to the bogs without downing 3 glasses of lukewarm water. My soap, shampoo, scrub, etc in d bathroom...n other family member's too have to be in the designated places..same for every object of everyday...
    nobodyschild nobodyschild 31-35 Aug 27, 2009

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    Think I Have It Too

    i cant and will not get out of bed without drinking a cup of tea. I will not go to the bogs without downing 3 glasses of lukewarm water. My soap, shampoo, scrub, etc in d bathroom...n other family member's too have to be in the designated places..same for every object of everyday...
    nobodyschild nobodyschild 31-35 3 Responses Aug 27, 2009

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    Living With My Ocd. Mild Form of Ocd.

    I have a mild form of OCD.  I try to keep it under control myself but for the most part I absolutely hate it!  You feel trapped within your own routine as if you are unable to move on until you've completed that part of your routine or making sure things are a certain...
    slavebunny slavebunny 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2008

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    Its Sooo Bad..

    the more I share my stories, the more I realise how much of a creep I am. I have a lot of obsessions. one is being square and centered.. If i am going to organize something.. I litterly take a ruler and measure where things need to go. I feel like I will freak if a picture is a...
    sindayla sindayla 18-21, F May 6, 2009

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    How To Date Someone Who Has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    You may have a partner with obsessive compulsive disorder, or you might be considering starting a relationship, but hesitant because the object of your affections has obsessive compulsive disorder. It can certainly be challenging if a person’s symptoms threaten to interfere...
    MaxineR MaxineR 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 22, 2012

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    When Silent Is Worse Than Noice

    When I was a kid I had this images fixed on my mind, weird behaviors and I started doing moves with my hands and my face, repeating things and "normal" obsessions. My problem is that my parents did not understand so they kind of banter about. They didn't say nothing and I keep...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M Jul 17, 2012

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    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

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    Ocd? X

    I become so obsessed with things it gets so out of hand, I can't control the way I think and it actually drives me insane! x
    SekritObsession SekritObsession 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 9, 2009

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    Mild Ocd But Still Annoying As All Hell.

    I have many, many little things that are OCD in nature. Nothing is so bad that it effects my life to the point that I can't function, but it's definitely to the point where I notice them. Things have to be in a certain place or I start getting anxiety. The order or cleanliness of...
    Trinea Trinea 26-30 Jul 13, 2010

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    Check This Out.... Free Ocd Seminar!

    OCD SEMINAR SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2009 Would you like to learn from OCD experts the different options you have to manage your OCD? This seminar will discuss the different forms of OCD and the many ways one can go about treatment. Attend our free seminar for people suffering...
    MeganJones123 MeganJones123 22-25 Aug 26, 2009

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    Think I Have It Too

    i cant and will not get out of bed without drinking a cup of tea. I will not go to the bogs without downing 3 glasses of lukewarm water. My soap, shampoo, scrub, etc in d bathroom...n other family member's too have to be in the designated places..same for every object of everyday...
    nobodyschild nobodyschild 31-35 2 Responses Aug 27, 2009

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    I Get So Frustrated With It.

    I remember the earliest signs beginning when I was 7.  I would get these strange thoughts, like, Don't step on the brown floor tiles or your mom will be in a bad mood when you get home.  Most of my obsessions and compulsions back then revolved around my home life...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 5, 2009

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    Can Anyone Help?

    I have a sevre case of Body Dismorphic Disorder (BDD) that I've been living with for about 8 years of what I can remember.  I pick my face, neck and back to the point of permenent scaring and theres scab upon scab and scar upon scar.  I'm really trying to battle my...
    blackwell25 blackwell25 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2010

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    Episodes

    It's debilitating at times.  I hate it.
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 5, 2008

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    Hoarding Vs Clutter Phobia, Which One Is Really Ocd?

    Why is the media so fixated on OCD being about hoarding, when hoarding is the opposite of everything that OCD stands for? People with OCD tend to be organized, neat freaks and clean. Hoarders on the other hand are disorganized, messy and a general health and safety hazard. They...
    MaxineR MaxineR 36-40, F Feb 22, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I have the kind of obsessive compulsive disorder that is often, but not always hidden. The kind that keeps me in bed thinking for ages instead of getting up in the morning, the...
    carolina99 carolina99 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I have OCD, in some shape or form. Does anyone else? Dingo
    AnonymousDingo AnonymousDingo 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    It has taken me years to admit that I, in fact, do have an eating disorder. Ever since I was young, I've been obsessed with my weight. I was always heavier than other girls, even...
    angelique422 angelique422 22-25, F Mar 26

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    Has anyone ever been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, but actually have Borderline Personality Disorder?
    StrangeDisaster StrangeDisaster 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have Temporomandibular joint disorder. It's horrible when we talk or eat. Your every parts of body is affected. i'm glad that i got my mouth piece at dentist today.
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    Hey guys, I'm new here, so I'm not exactly sure how this goes.. But I figured I'd give it a shot. Here's a little bit about me: My name is Sara, I'm 19 years old, I live with my...
    darling1925 darling1925 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Let's create a resource thread. So many times I feel isolated and don't know where to turn for help. Maybe we can all band together and share our resources for getting treatment or...
    IamLisaSimpson IamLisaSimpson 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Sometimes I eat a lot and still hungry...sometimes I don't want to eat at all...and sometimes I feel hungry but I also feel like if I eat something I'll throw up for sure...sigh...
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    Recently I have come to terms with my moderate body dysmorphic disorder. I have just realized that it is bad enough that I need to see a professional for help. Not because I have...
    smilemoonbright smilemoonbright 26-30, F Mar 27

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    I'm actually not quite sure if I do or not, but when I was still 17, my psychiatrist said she wanted to diagnose me with Borderline Personality Disorder after I turned 18. I've...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 10

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    We're all watching a show at the moment. It's not called multiple personality disorder anymore you know, it's dissociative identity disorder. Not that we have it just thought I'd...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    people around me don't understand how horrible this disorder is. Borderline personality disorder can be and is debilitating. I'm tired of being different. I'm tired of being...
    bloodRedd bloodRedd 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have a freaking eating disorder since my depression got worse and start feeling lonely I started eating like a freak and I took 17 kg in 6 months I'm desperate
    emmadarko emmadarko 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    This is my first time posting on EP, so bear with me. Also, keep in mind that doctors and therapists are not 100% of my BPD diagnosis-- I also have dissociation, ADHD, and panics...
    DepressedDemigod DepressedDemigod 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Every time I think I'm over it, it comes back. It always comes back, in the back of my mind taunting me and letting me know everything that I can do to lose those few pounds. I...
    troubledbody troubledbody 16-17, F Apr 2

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    I find being social extremely tiring and a bit timid to bring the stress on myself. It's not that I don't act myself around friends, I do. It's just a constant battle with myself...
    Socalsunset Socalsunset 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I used to be bulimic in high school and a while after hs too but I stopped because im just so sick of doing that. I hated it. Id cry and get mad everytime in was in the bathroom...
    DeeDoubleYoux DeeDoubleYoux 22-25, F Apr 3

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    I know this is long.and ramble as my head isn't doing well today, but please read. I hope it doesn't offend. I'm sorry... I just really need input or someone to tell me I'm bad. I...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 4

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    my bulimia isnt what defines me. It took me awhile to recognize that "hey i have a problem" but i kept quite for a long time. Not just my eating disorder but other things as well...
    WhiteRice14 WhiteRice14 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    been having it for all my life really but it manifested itself truly little over a year ago and my weight has just been one big yoyo one minute im skin and bones and the next im...
    confusednormalness confusednormalness 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    I just wanted to reach out to those who are struggling with this debilitating disorder. I have anxiety and depression :/ The past year has been an uphill battle for me. Changing...
    DanniSwtSn DanniSwtSn 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    What it is like to be the only ugly woman. Every time I see any random woman anywhere, I think of things that people close to her might love about her. Maybe it's the way her eyes...
    brriittttaannyy brriittttaannyy 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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    My eating disorder was yesterday diagnosed as anorexia. I've fought against this horrible mental illness for half a year, which is way too long. I want to live a normal life again...
    ThatCrimson ThatCrimson 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The only criteria I don't fit into is being 18+ and having conduct disorder
    IWorryworryworry IWorryworryworry 13-15 3 days ago

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    I don't want to be skinny. I don't want to be called "skinny". I just want to be healthy. And I am healthy. I am recovered. 7 years without an eating disorder is wonderful. I look...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    So my friend asked me if he is ugly. My response was quite amazing to me. I must have been on something cause I've never heard myself talk like that. This is what I said: No...
    Lemons2000 Lemons2000 18-21, F Mar 26

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