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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. 90 People

    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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    Official diagnosis. My psychiatrist has given

    me an official diagnosis. I have obsessive compulsive disorder. I don't want it to define me. Message me if you are curious about my story
    imJboy2001 imJboy2001 13-15, M May 20

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Aug 27, 2009

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    Updated- I was examined

    and asked questions to determine the severity of my OCD and the psychiatrist has put me in the range of severe OCD. Kinda makes sense. My OCD has not been around from day 1 but it goes on for a few years and 'tests' until it is triggered again. My last serious battle was about 7...
    imJboy2001 imJboy2001 13-15, M Jun 19

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I just had a horrific interview at McDonald's. On the way had thoughts that people from school days were laughing at me. Then felt so embarressed, such shame, like the interviewer...
    TheGentleman001 TheGentleman001 18-21, M 26 mins ago

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    I was diagnosed at like 14 and my mum has reminded me ever since so i researched it and it sounds just like me but my ***** mum screams abuse at me anytime i do something add even...
    MushroomFaerie148 MushroomFaerie148 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    I really really need someone with BPD to talk to. I'd go to my "friends" but I'll hear the same thing, and none of them know that I have BPD.
    danadanes danadanes 18-21, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    No matter how normally we behave; no matter how much love , care and respect, the moment they know we have BPD, they choose to protect themselves and run away from us. Medications...
    deceptiveoutofcloset deceptiveoutofcloset 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I tend to focus on different things at different times, because I really don't like anything about my looks. But today I am completely disgusted by my mouth. I have these...
    kcyata kcyata 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Do you ever really recover from an eating disorder? Six years on and off bulimic turned binge eating disorder.. Binge eating was a result of recovering from bulimia. I haven't...
    Messytree Messytree 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I know that I already have major depression, but I feel like I may be bipolar too
    KidNova45 KidNova45 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I'm blowing everyone off. "I can't stay out late again." "I need to clean my room." "I'm not hungry." "I have stuff to do." "I want to come, but I don't know if I can." Bullshit...
    missmalky missmalky 18-21, T 5 days ago

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    i had/have an eating disorder for about 6yrs, but the worst times were about 4yrs ago. it was a prison. i never went out because i thought i was ugly & that everything made my fat...
    screambloodygore screambloodygore 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So I'm due on Friday to get a diagnosis for what I'm sure will be borderline personally disorder. When I was younger I had a psychiatric assessment done and borderline was...
    Livingwithbpd Livingwithbpd 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Just found out that I have Histronic P.O. not the bipolar I've been taking meds for years for. So down. What a mess I've become and what a fricken fool I've made over the years of...
    shaymenae shaymenae 46-50, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm currently underweight and have a low BF% but I still hate my body. I'm 30 yrs old and afraid I'll never find peace.
    Daninhell Daninhell 26-30, F a week ago

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    It's as if I'm drowning in a sea of pain. I don't understand anything when it comes to this disorder. I don't understand why it has to make us feel the way we do. I know we all...
    ginganinja33 ginganinja33 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Trigger Warning... ... .... ... I started restricting again and everything I been eating, I been wanting to purge - but fighting it. I can't stand feeling so huge!!! 21 years...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F Jun 27

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    I'm sitting here on my own sipping wine straight out the bottle, with the television playing in the background. I can feel a rage bubbling inside of me, I feel angry, hurt and...
    busybrain busybrain 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Please read with care, and take steps to keep yourself feeling safe and secure, if reading about body image and associated topics are triggering for you. I’m your stereotypical...
    ChocolateCurvesModel ChocolateCurvesModel 31-35, F Jun 26

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    What an awful existence. A combination of childhood traumas and inherited brain chemistry, making one sad sack of a human being. Always jumping to the worst conclusion, always a...
    BigBaddaBoom BigBaddaBoom 26-30, F Jun 26

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    My Borderline personality disorder is ruining my life.The disorder make me very afraid of abandonment and have mood swings.I have a lot of anger and can't stand when people...
    Iloveowl Iloveowl 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Whenever I'm in the car, I have to press my teeth shut or push my tongue to the side where the roads leading off the road we're on are going. I press it down as we pass by the...
    0emma0 0emma0 13-15, F Jun 23

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    I think I have known that I had borderline personality disorder since I was in my teens. My, then, therapist diagnosed me with disthymia. After thirteen years of cognitive...
    sugarbabysub sugarbabysub 31-35, F Jun 23

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    I feel empty when I am bored. I don't have a strong sense of identity or purpose. I hate this feeling.
    CrazyDaisyeee CrazyDaisyeee 18-21, F Jun 22

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    I'm going to be honest here and say that I'm not entirely sure if what I'm about to post fits most appropriately under this title. so if you are reading this and think it would fit...
    foremmma foremmma 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    Okay, so I did it. I did the "right" thing. I did not get drunk, I did not cut. I took my meds like a nice compliant teenager... And now, I'm tired and cranky because that's what...
    missmalky missmalky 18-21, T 4 Responses Jun 21

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    I don't know if any of you identify with this, but I'm not sure if I WANT to get better...I don't know if I'm scared...or it's a defense mechanism or what...I've been working on my...
    TheGentleman001 TheGentleman001 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 21

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