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I Have Ocd and Depression

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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

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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 May 7, 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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    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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    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 18-21 2 Responses Apr 16, 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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    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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    Having panic attacks?

    Here's some advice from Tyler Durden. 
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 7, 2014

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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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    cottonbreeze cottonbreeze 41-45, F Aug 18, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    checking, cleanning up,

    still pictures,
    steack2 steack2 41-45, M Apr 23, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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'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 1 Response Jun 30, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    well this isnt about me.

    its about my friend. you see, she has a lot of bad things going right. tbh she isnt a she. she's a he (he had transgender) but people think of him as female now. What people make fun of him for: 1. His Pansexuality 2. His gender 3. His incureable diseases 4. His life 5. His...
    bestchloe bestchloe 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    Please read, I have a question for anyone who suffers from mental disorders. But first, a little bit (briefly) about my mental health history: I was diagnosed with ADHD...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I have had depression since I was 15...it comes & goes as does the anxiety. I take Effexor now & that helps a lot, though I still have my "bad days." Where I don't want to do...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I have had, depression, bi polar, and anxiety since I was 10 yrs old when my dad died I am now 38 and just lost my grandma that raised me I try not to be for my wife and son which...
    bert102176 bert102176 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've been coping really well with my OCD recently, which is why I haven't been on here in ages, but habits are starting to present themselves to me recently. None of which are...
    Rach2104 Rach2104 16-17, F a week ago

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    The worst thing about having diagnosed OCD is the feeling like you're either crazy and all alone or you're crazy and all alone. Having thoughts and fears run through your head...
    77cm77 77cm77 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Does anyone write words you hear in the air with your finger? I do it all the time and idk if it's ocd or something else
    butterfly519 butterfly519 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Body dysmorphic disorder, OCD, and eating disorder is a terrible chain of mental hell. Especially unmedicated because its just not an option. I'm just ridiculously obsessed with...
    bloodyborgiabastard bloodyborgiabastard 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    my hands have to be clean, and if I'm nowhere near somewhere I can wash my hands whenever I feel the need to then I just ware gloves 247 until I can wash them.
    alexxvaunlennon101 alexxvaunlennon101 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    The first time i remember doing something O.C.D was when i was about 6 or 7 and i still have this issue i would pkay with my nails 24/7 i felt like air was getting under them so i...
    Dakotaraexox Dakotaraexox 13-15, F Jan 7

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    its effecting my school work in particular and nobody understands when I explain to them that when I take notes, no matter where when or what its about, it has to be done with...
    Contranaut Contranaut 16-17, M Jan 10

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    First off, I for real have compulsions, I've had them my whole life. I'm not a person who is like "I like stuff neat and orderly or else it bothers me" or like "I want my clothes...
    theycallmetk theycallmetk 16-17, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    My depression is my most reliable companion. No matter what I achieve on any given day, no matter how far I've come in reaching my goals, it's always there whispering bitter...
    SourPennies SourPennies 18-21, T Jan 19

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