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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. 97 People

    I think I have obsessive compulsive disorder

    as I m in continuous fear for the people I care about!! 24x7 and my overprotective nature irritates them!! I don't know how to change this aspect of my personality!!
    alexmaine alexmaine 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 1

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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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    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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    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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    Episodes

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

    am I the only one that struggles in believing I have this when I know I do? like sometimes I feel like I must be a fake but other times my alter comes out so strong that I just can...
    JessygotaBooBoo JessygotaBooBoo 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    I have to share an encounter that happened yesterday. It was a "moment" that will stay with me until I take my last breath. There is a little boy I know who has not had a lot of...
    MsJessicaRabbit MsJessicaRabbit 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I don't think of it as a disorder. I've been skipping meals and I'm tryigbto go for my go of one day without eating then the next day I'll eat but I'm just trying to get healthier...
    XDeadxNxAliveX XDeadxNxAliveX 13-15, F 15 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend dumped me because I have too many issues. I don't know what to do. I just want to die.
    biffiebabie13 biffiebabie13 36-40, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hello Everyone and thank you for being here, Here's what I've noticed about SPD: my senses, especially hearing, is oversensitive. My ability to stay on top of the flow of...
    ArtistJoel ArtistJoel 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    omg sometimes I get so fukin tired of my choices in life. but no matter how hard I try I can never seem to not make the same choices. it's just the personality disorder at work...
    BeautifullySickkk BeautifullySickkk 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    My boyfriend has been ignoring me all night. I'm scared that he is going to leave me for another woman, who is hid friend. I know that I am not normal, I have tried talking to him...
    biffiebabie biffiebabie 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have BPD. I am about to lose my partner because I am so clingy, then I push him away. I self harm and abuse pills. Is there a self help group out there? I just want to be normal...
    biffiebabie biffiebabie 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    There are days I hate my life. In other words hating my life is hating my parents, my father in particular. I was my family's scapegoat. Yep, I inherited that dreadful honorable...
    allinlove allinlove 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    i feel so sad and lonely and abandoned everyday is the same im afraid to wake up i dont want o do anything anymore today is the first day in 5 days ive done something this illness...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I find a lot of people on EP have misunderstandings about what borderline personality disorder is (like mixing up different disorders). So for anyone coming on this page for...
    AnonymousKCQ AnonymousKCQ 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    It All Makes Sense Now. A chance encounter and some independent research resulted in my realization that for the last 5 years my behavior, experiences, and relationships would...
    Missluhvlee Missluhvlee 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hi there. My name is Bulim-- wait nope. My name is Larkin and I was diagnosed with Bulimia halfway through my sophomore year of high school. I bet you're wondering about the second...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    If you have this disorder can you please message me? I have some questions and I am wondering if I , myself might be.! thanks
    LunaDove LunaDove 18-21, F a week ago

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    I'm taking control of my disorder. I'll ride through the emotions it brings me, feel them fully, and let them go as they pass rather than clinging for dear life and desperately...
    nicaea nicaea 22-25, F a week ago

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    A few days ago I posted how my head hurts and how I have to let ago of a relationship. Also to use it as an opportunity to reflect on my issues. So here goes. The thing that sucks...
    allinlove allinlove 26-30, F a week ago

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    Yes, I'm still struggling with this disordered eating things but here is something I don't understand. As I try to pull myself up from this I check what "normal" people eat a day...
    Dreamingoflife01 Dreamingoflife01 18-21 1 Response Feb 2

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    I feel sometimes like my parents believe I'm going to have ADHD for the rest of my life a little too strongly. They don't want to help me try to get off medication so I can achieve...
    LivingBetweenRaindrops LivingBetweenRaindrops 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    One day I asked the DBT therapist to lead a mindfulness activity as a repair for showing up to the previous group late. My individual therapist encouraged me to give an explanation...
    allinlove allinlove 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I accepted that there's going to be up and downs. The downs doesn't make me a failure, however, it is an opportunity to explore what is inflicting me and sharpen my skills. I'm...
    allinlove allinlove 26-30, F Feb 1

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    I don't have BPD but my (ex) boyfriend may have it so coming here to learn. Hopefully that is okay.
    Lann2015 Lann2015 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    My head hurts. For the past couple of months my symptoms were being triggered by what I suspect to be a narcissist. I was sucked in to his cycle of discard and being placed on...
    allinlove allinlove 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Recently diagnosed, learning coping strategies... Feels like if I even go near the thoughts I'm supposed to challenge, it amplifies them and makes them so scary... I fight against...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 31

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    I did not realize my childhood was ****** up until.. I experienced loads of therapy. As an 8 year old child, I thought I liked cleaning, if you can believe it. "What 8 year old...
    katysailinghome katysailinghome 22-25, F Jan 30

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