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I Have Ocd and Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 226 People

    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 2 Responses May 11, 2012

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    When The Anxiety Started

    My anxiety wasn't a problem until the 8th grade. As a child (1st grade-10th grade) I suffered from severe stomach problems, and as a result, I ended up missing a lot of school. The doctors didn't know what was wrong with me, so they just said that I was lying, and that I was...
    EdenJones EdenJones 18-21, T 1 Response Apr 27, 2013

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    I had obsessive thoughts about breaking up with

    my girlfriend and about my ex; now I lost the best girl I ever had.
    butterchip butterchip 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    Help Me! I Obsess Over Everything!

    Question: I have been living with panic attacks and anxiety for about 16 years. It started after I stopped using drugs. I constantly thought I was going to or was in the act of having a heart attack. Then, it started me checking windows and doors repeatedly every night, and the...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Sep 9, 2013

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    I have the compulsion part of OCD

    but it's basically under control now thanks to meds.
    Marysone Marysone 22-25, F Feb 23

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    A Question I Received About Overcoming Panic Attacks.

    Question: Can u give me an advice?i love how u explained that to overcome anxiety,u shud rely on urself and not on others bcoz dependency will only make me feel hopeless and weak.I really wanna try to live again.I miss the old me so much and i want to feel the freedom again of...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M May 7, 2013

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    The Beast Inside Of Me...

    I started showing signs young for o.c.d. and panic disorder.When I was 3 I told my mother I was dying,I thuoght I was ill somehow.They dident understand what was wrong with me.They treated me so crule not meaning to.My dad already treated me crule because unknown to me at the...
    jadedyoung jadedyoung 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 14, 2011

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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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    Having panic attacks?

    Here's some advice from Tyler Durden. 
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 7

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    I been targeted somehow at work/school.

    We were writing enrichment letters to one another without signing them. What got a tease letter. The first line says jump out of your window. Line number two jump off your back pouch. And three jump off a bride. I didn't react because that what the bully wants but there was no...
    shadowfluffy6 shadowfluffy6 18-21, F May 28

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    I Am Consumed With Myself Because Of My Ocd

    it depresses me how many times i have to do these things every day correctly over & over, everything i do is dictated by my OCD, im so tired of this, i've been doing this since i was 13 im 22 now i just want to be free & be normal i don't want to do this any more some days i just...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 14, 2012

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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 Feb 22, 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 Is Ruining My Life

    Im so anxious I'm so depressed Who can offer any advice To get me out of this mess
    Dannyjos Dannyjos 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 20, 2013

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    I Have Ocd By Asking Annoying Questions

    I have ocd by asking to many annoying questions. I mainly do this to my girlfriends which are now my ex's because of this reason. I will ask them stupid things like "did you say you went to the store first or did you go to your moms first?" I really don't care what the answer is...
    rockstar27a rockstar27a 26-30, M 11 Responses Jun 11, 2010

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    Help Please, Is This Mild Ocd?

    Whenever I am home alone I get EXTREMELY paranoid (like righht now, constantly looking behind me, even as I am typing- I'm scared to be writing that I'm scared if that makes sense...) I occasionally will go up to the door knob to check if it is locked, even...
    Faithie Faithie 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 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 Mar 10, 2012

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    Today

    Today i feel pretty low so i'll probably count everything a hundred times more than i usually do & my hands will hurt more because i'll of washed them more times than i usually do .....
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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    Depression

     Depression is like a hole in the ground. You know you're down there, you can see the light above. You try to climb your way up, but you keep slipping back down. On a good day your hands get a grip on the edge, you try pulling yourself up and then the dirt under your hands...
    iwanttobewhereloveis iwanttobewhereloveis 56-60 2 Responses May 10, 2009

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    MY Life With Ocd

    I have OCD and depression and bipolar.  I developed this when I was 10 years old which means I have battled it for 35 years.  Medication has helped but for some reason it has come back to haunt me.  I count alot and can't concentrate.  They say it started due...
    whocares1 whocares1 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 4, 2009

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    You Know You Have a Problem When...

    So I first realized that I had a problem with OCD when I was in college up in Fargo. It was -50 below with windchill and I walked the 3 blocks outside just to check my doorknob to see if the door was locked. That is my biggest compulsion, and the way that I monitor how mentally...
    kalistasadi kalistasadi 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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    Alleviating That Excess Nervous Energy

    One of the hardest things to deal with when trying to overcome panic and anxiety is knowing what to do with all that excess energy. I know when I used to get my panic attacks it sometimes felt like I just wanted to jump right out of my skin! My heart would race at a thousand...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M 1 Response May 7, 2013

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    There Is Life After Panic Attacks And Agoraphibia

    Hi, this goes out to all those that are suffering from panic, fear and agoraphobia, I know some days can feel pretty low but hang in there, there is life after panic attacks. I suffered through occasional panic attacks that later spiraled into a crippling 4 year battle with...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M May 6, 2013

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    My Ocd Had Gotten Worse

    it just used to be my skin would bother me maybe like 5 times a day, now i drink nothing but water, my skin drives me nuts all damn day 24/7 i cant stand the sight of dust of my desk or any surface that is black.......i have to clean it......i often tear my room apart & clean the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 17, 2012

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    Trapped

    I have always been quiet the worrier, and always will be. It wasnt until the 3rd grade when my mom got M.S. I dont know why, but something in my mind just, broke. I was seing my mom deteriate before my eyes, someone so strong, being taken over by a greater force. But, it took two...
    Rebecki Rebecki 16-17 2 Responses Apr 16, 2013

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    The Textbook Symptoms Of Ocd Are Not The Whole Story

    I have a type of OCD which I finally understood to be Obsessive Compulsive Spartanism. For more than thirty years I suffered in embarrassed silence, not sure what was wrong with me. I suspected it was OCD, but my particular symptoms were documented in none of the textbooks on...
    MaxineR MaxineR 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2012

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    Do I Have Ocd??

    i just got diagnosed with depression 3 months ago but ive had it for years. ive also had a lot of anxiety. i look at clocks almost every minute and i have to close doors all the time. when i close the doors i have to hold the handle for a while and let go of it a certain way. i...
    marlenecv marlenecv 16-17 2 Responses Jul 22, 2009

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    Mental Relapse

     Ok, so Iv been on Citalopram for god knows how long now (its an anti depressant) for my ocd and depression. It was working fine, but lately Iv started heading back to the 'old me'. The suicidal, homicidal (not literally, its the state that my mind reverts to) emotional...
    LoneTiger LoneTiger 18-21, M Mar 17, 2009

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    My Story

    I was abused by a step-father from the age of seven to eleven. I was told everyday that if I told anyone that I would be killed. For five years I dealt with the physical abuse, mental torture and abuse. He would beat me and laugh at me. He found out I was afraid of mice and he...
    Brokenlikeaturtleshell Brokenlikeaturtleshell 36-40, F Sep 8, 2012

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    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

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    Does fear cause real diarrhea

    or does it cause the feeling only ? http://livelifetothefullest.live-panic-free.com/2014/03/03/does-fear-cause-real-diarrhea-or-does-it-cause-the-feeling-only-.aspx Hey guys, sorry if this seems spammy, not my intention at all. I used to just paste my experiences in several...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 4

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    checking, cleanning up,

    still pictures,
    steack2 steack2 41-45, M Apr 23

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    well this is my first time to doing this

    but hi i'm 14 years old and currently going through ocd , its starting to ruin my life because everyday i cry and i'm in fear for my life , the thoughts i have are terrible like my mind likes to make me think i hate my mom and i know i don't stuff like this makes me cry everyday...
    sweetcupcake92 sweetcupcake92 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2013

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    Ayahuasca Can Cure Ocd, Ptsd And Depression

    Ayahuasca is a medicine that has existed for thousands of years. It is made in the rain-forest. It must be taken with a shaman who is not motivated by greed and self-gain. If you suffer from any form of depression, Ayahuasca can cure you. Take a minute to read my story about my...
    AlexLight101 AlexLight101 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 17, 2013

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    What is a Panic AttackA very important question

    if you're struggling with this condition. You should really understanding exactly what's going on behind the scenes.So what is a PA?A sudden feeling of acute and disabling anxiety.`Ok, that's the textbook definition, but i don't think that clears things up too much so let's go l...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Feb 23

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    I'm also highly-anxious

    and these symptoms are exacerbated when I drink, which I've done on and off to a detrimental degree for about the last 20 years. I'm fearing my life is so severely messed up and I've neglected myself so long, I don't know what I can do to get it back. I know I need help and I do...
    KevinHilly KevinHilly 36-40, M Jun 30

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    Related Experiences

    It started mildly when I was eight. I kept counting the amount of syllables in songs, and I just HAD to end on an even amount of syllables, or it would drive me insane and I'd have...
    Summer6457 Summer6457 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    It's rather funny how this is working out. Lately, I've been obsessing over whether or not I have OCD. You know, spending hours googling symptoms, and taking tests, reading...
    jaisikae jaisikae 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I've had OCD since I was 8 years old.i go to college I'm in my final year and every single day of my life in that college I have to put up with people and even teacher (the...
    rougewolf55555 rougewolf55555 18-21, F Jul 2

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    Does anyone else have OCD? I MIGHT have the answer! Google "Myo Inositol & OCD" It seems to be a MUCH better SSRI with waaaaay less side effects, I have read very positive...
    theotherside420 theotherside420 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I hate falling in love because I start to obsess over that person. it freaks them out usually and it makes me do weird things. does anybody else have OCD and do this too?
    CrownedWithLaurel CrownedWithLaurel 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I have OCD and it's interfering so much with my life, that I can't take it any more. But I'm too ashamed to tell my parents and get help. How do you explain that you have voices in...
    londontravella londontravella 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    I do not have severe depression or anxiety but I do have both and on meds for them. However it's not enough. I know I need to exercise and get out the house but I have no...
    TashaBbb TashaBbb 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I have major OCD and depression. This summer has been one major depressive episode for me. I need my friends around me but they are bailing. I feel like I have no one. I need all...
    hawksfan84 hawksfan84 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Do any of you find that having OCD makes it difficult to fly on an airplane? I always insist on getting to the airport five hours early, or more, and I check check check and...
    Babaghanouj Babaghanouj 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I was diagnosed with OCD at 3 and since then it has continued to completely rule over my life.
    bfab1998 bfab1998 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    OCD controls my life. It comes in waves, sometimes it's stronger then other times. Recently it has gotten bad. It takes me 30 mins to literally walk 30 feet to my room because I...
    DavidP4 DavidP4 16-17, M 5 Responses Jul 2

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    So in addition to a being a alcoholic by definition, I've also struggled with OCD my entire life, though much worse as an adult. It's exacerbated by my drinking and has led to...
    slowyourroll slowyourroll 31-35, M Jul 14

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    Someone mentioned to me that intelligent people get bored easily. As I age, the mind isn't as quick on the uptake. Now focusing on topics gets more difficult, especially if it's...
    nfarmer nfarmer 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Sometimes I get really upset about the mental "illnesses" that I have because I am not a soldier yet I have PTSD, I have not had the worst life ever, yet I have depression, anxiety...
    Lifebugzme Lifebugzme 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    What helps you get out of the ruts of depression. When meds and therapy aren't enough ?
    ap05 ap05 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 7

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