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Now I have this diagnosis added because I had fears of hurting my family and rituals to keep them from being hurt that had nothing to do with anything whatsoever.

Great. Apparently I have an extreme form of OCD. *cries*

back on Abilify to calm down the obsessive thoughts and they ripped me off the triggering meds.

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hey join the party............just know that you probably don't intend to hurt anyone around you, that is if you do have OCD.  Though, from my experience i can tell you that it does seem like we have the intention to hurt people, but in all reality we don't.......the reason it bothers me so much when i have thoughts like these come into mind is because i care about those i have such a situation come about with or that i don't intend to harm them at all and it is disturbing to me that I would have a thought come into my mind to do so.  When i get these thoughts I get a bit panicky and early on in my OCD career I didn't have the reaction of realizing that it wasn't an intention i really had and I'd get really worked up over it (and this made the OCD worse).  Now i have a bit more space from the OCD though at times that line draws thinner.....  it really helps to find someone you can talk with about your experiences and day to day experiences of OCD..... Meds have been a great help.....they take the sting out of the OCD, especially when taking an amphetamine for ADD....

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  • 3 weeks later...

I am OCD in addition to all my other crap.  Luvox worked but gave me double vision.  Wellbutrin seemed to work (as an add-in) with giving me any side-effects. Mostly my OCD is trivial checking (coffee pot, car lights, etc), but my last two hospitalizations it was a pretty specific and strong compulsion to go to a certain place and kill myself in a specific way.

Welcome to OCD ;)

Tommy

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I have done a lot of CBT and psychotherapy with my clinical psychologist and psychiatrist for both OCD and panic disorder.

It was extremely effective for panic disorder and somewhat effective for OCD.  The psychotherapy for OCD is great because you get to open up your mind to someone you trust about your deep and dark obsessions, and in this way you are exposing yourself to them and confronting them. 

At the same time with CBT you learn about how to identify the obsessions from the train of normal thought and respond to them appropriately (ignore them).  You are also encouraged to challenge some of your worst fears/obsessions by keeping a log of them and even engage in some exposure therapy in real life situations

Id strongly recommend as a starting point you have a look at the self help book listed for OCD in the stick tread for this subject.  From here you can decide whether you want to engage in therapy or just learn the self help techniques.

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Id strongly recommend as a starting point you have a look at the self help book listed for OCD in the stick tread for this subject. From here you can decide whether you want to engage in therapy or just learn the self help techniques.

um, is this the stick topic you are referring to?

Pinned: Essential OCD workbook

THis resource really helps.

cuz if so, the link looks like this in the thread:

http://www.crazyboards.org/index.php?act=S...&st=0#entry1242

but when i click on the link it just takes me here:

http://www.crazyboards.org/forums/

since the board were down a few weeks ago, has the link changed? can it be updated? im curious to take a look at that book. thanks and let me know!

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Id strongly recommend as a starting point you have a look at the self help book listed for OCD in the stick tread for this subject. From here you can decide whether you want to engage in therapy or just learn the self help techniques.

um, is this the stick topic you are referring to?

Pinned: Essential OCD workbook

THis resource really helps.

cuz if so, the link looks like this in the thread:

http://www.crazyboards.org/index.php?act=S...&st=0#entry1242

but when i click on the link it just takes me here:

http://www.crazyboards.org/forums/

since the board were down a few weeks ago, has the link changed? can it be updated? im curious to take a look at that book. thanks and let me know!

The book title is "The OCD Workbook" by Hyman. Amazon stock it but due to dynamic data, I cant post a link. Just run a search.

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