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Old January 20th, 2008, 05:00 AM   #41
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Symptom: Excessive concerns about dirt, germs, contaminants
Symptom: Feelings of revulsion about bodily waste and secretions
Symptom: Obsessions about one's body
Symptom: Abnormal concerns about sticky substances or residues
Symptom: Need to align objects just so
Symptom: Rewording or rewriting words or phrases
Symptom: Repeated intruding images of violence
Symptom: The fear of acting out a violent thought
Symptom: Rituals involving food
Symptom: The feeling that household items are contaminated
Symptom: The need for symmetry and total order in one's environment
Symptom: Accumulating useless objects
Symptom: A feeling of dread if some arbitrary act is not performed
Symptom: Counting compulsions
Symptom: Excessive list making

I didn't even know list-making was a symptom, haha. I don't think my symptoms are anything to worry about. My dad has OCD, so it's fairly likely I'd have some form of it too. But this doesn't get in the way of things. My symptoms aren't so much "I have to do this or something bad will happen", but "this makes me feel comfortable, so I'm going to do it". I used to have this big nighttime ritual that I had to go through before I could sleep, everything had to be just so or I wouldn't feel comfortable or safe. But in working through my anxiety, I've gotten rid of that one.
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Old January 20th, 2008, 09:32 PM   #42
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Ever hear of the term 'truism'? That means something that's true for just about everyone. Be careful when looking at check lists of symptoms for anything complicated. Check lists are notoriously simple. And inaccurate. Psychiatric diagnoses are very complicated, and require more than the symptoms on a simple check list.

The hallmark of OCD (O=obsessive, the intrusive, irrational thoughts demanding your attention that you cannot stop, and C=complusions, the urgently, irrational demanding need to do something, usually in response to those thoughts). The key term in both is irrational (as in senseless). When things are senseless, they don't make any real sense, there's an irrational quality to them. Needing to go back and check the front door doesn't qualify, and needing a tidy room doesn't , either. Likewise, because they are so urgently felt, and so irrational, they consume the individual afflicted with OCD. The symptoms really interfere with life in a rather massive way. So, even if you need to brush yor teeth a ceratin way and put on your socks 'just so', if it doesn;t get in the way, it's probably not OCD.

Being particular,or even being peculiar, dooes't mean you have a psychiatric disorder. It needs to interfere with life in a big way. Unless that happens, you're not suffering from it.
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Old January 20th, 2008, 09:53 PM   #43
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It doesn't have to be irrational. Just extreme to the point of significantly interfering with your day-to-day life.


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Old January 21st, 2008, 12:16 PM   #44
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Of course you're right, Carole. My point is that for something to be so significant that it interferes with life suggests that it's irrational.
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 05:16 PM   #45
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Hi guys I just want to tell you all that I have severe Anxiety and OCD and am taking paxil, I just want to show you guys what my life is like.

Symptom: Unfounded fears of contracting a dreadful illness
Symptom: Excessive concerns about dirt, germs, contaminants
Symptom: Abnormal concerns about sticky substances or residues
Symptom: Need to align objects just so
Symptom: Abnormal concerns about the neatness of one's personal appearance/environment
Symptom: Fear of losing something or discarding something
Symptom: Sexual thoughts that one views as inappropriate/unacceptable
Symptom: Fear of molesting a child, despite no desire to do so
Symptom: Fears that one may be homosexual
Symptom: Repeating routine activities for no logical reason
Symptom: Repeating questions over and over
Symptom: Rewording or rewriting words or phrases
Symptom: Unfounded fears that one has failed to do some routine task
Symptom: Excessive concerens about morality and right or wrong
Symptom: Repeated intruding images of violence
Symptom: The fear of acting out a violent thought
Symptom: The irrational fear of having hurt someone
Symptom: Irrational fears that some foods are bad or must be avoided
Symptom: Being overly concerned about one's weight
Symptom: Belief that certain numbers are lucky or unlucky
Symptom: Excessive, ritualized hand-washing, showering, bathing, or tooth-brushing
Symptom: The feeling that household items are contaminated
Symptom: The need for symmetry and total order in one's environment
Symptom: The need to keep doing something until one gets it just right
Symptom: Accumulating useless objects
Symptom: Repeatedly checking to see if a door is locked or an appliance is turned off
Symptom: Checking and rechecking for mistakes
Symptom: Blinking or staring rituals
Symptom: Asking over and over for reassurance
Symptom: The need to ask, tell or confess
Symptom: The need to touch, tap or rub certain objects repeatedly
Symptom: Counting compulsions
Symptom: Mental rituals
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 05:25 PM   #46
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Symptom: Abnormal concerns about sticky substances or residues
Symptom: Fear of losing something or discarding something
Symptom: Sexual thoughts that one views as inappropriate/unacceptable

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Old February 24th, 2008, 02:55 AM   #47
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symptoms:
. analysing everything that i do to see if they are characteristic OCD or not. yes i have been diagnosed.
. checking and checking my apparance, and re-reading thinks on the internet
. having imaginary conversations in which i talk to my friends or psychiatrist repeating and repeating a conversation.
. obsessing about what strangers think of me.... i aviod public places at times
. obsessing wither i lie without noticing.

I am a tad obsessive with OCD so this will be my one and only post but i just, wanted to post a few things that hopefully may help people that have or may have OCD.

. If you think that you may have OCD, and are a very anxious about seeing a doctor for a refferal then their is a great "icebreaker" sheet(i am not able to link it on this site, as this is against this forums rules...and fair enough no one wants spam) but if you google OCDuk you will find it- it is really great as it has a wealth of knowlege on OCD.
. Keeping busy doing things that i enjoy really helps me as it tends to give my mind something to preoccupy itself on, and the Obsessive thoughts may take a "backseat"
And if the thoughts decide to come back later that day, you might be able to look at them with a more logical perspective, so that things will not be blown out of proportion.
. With the vicous cycle of this disorder: the obsessions,anxiety, and guilt and frustration that may follow, this can quite understandbly give us, a negative view on life. You might think things such as "I cant be bothered getting better".
But it is important to try and take steps to ignore these feelings.
To gain more control over the obsessive thoughts the following may be helpful.
. With OCD it is important to acknowlege the thought, then pay this "irrational" thought no importance, (otherwise youd be ruminating and doubting) and move on, it can be hard, but with effort it is possible.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is seen to be very affective for OCD and medication in the form of SSRI's are also very effective for some people, they are however a very personal matter, and it is trial and error, in terms of trying different dosages and right medication, to find the one thats right for you. They may take between 3-4 weeks until they have a positive effect. When i first started on the SSRI citalopram (i started on 10mg and will be going on 30mg shortly) i had quite bad chest pains, although thankfully i do not have these any more, i think that they were a result of my anxiety surronding taking the MEds, but if anyone is in some same position i would recommend that you consult your doctor.
. I think that many people think irrational thoughts at times, such as "is their a camera in the house?" but with OCD, this irrational thought just repeats and repeats causing alot of stress and it may be hard for you to distract yourself from this thought.
Its paramount, to keep in mind that the only person you are harming with your thoughts is yourself. and yes that may sound down right silly to some .
Please take care everyone
Lirelle....yes i ramble alot

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Old March 11th, 2008, 01:30 AM   #48
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Please do NOT double post
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Old April 5th, 2008, 12:12 AM   #49
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lol i definantely know i have ocd

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Old April 5th, 2008, 12:59 AM   #50
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Symptom: Sexual thoughts that one views as inappropriate/unacceptable
Symptom: Fear of molesting a child, despite no desire to do so
Symptom: Fears that one may be homosexual
... what? XD
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Old April 6th, 2008, 05:50 PM   #51
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Symptom: Reacts violently to trace amounts of radiation.
Symptom: Inability to hold breath for longer than four minutes.
Symptom: Sleeping for nearly every day for 5 hours or more.
Symptom: Denial of OCD.
Symptom: Diagnoses self with diseases via the Internet.
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Symptom: Reacts violently to trace amounts of radiation.
Symptom: Inability to hold breath for longer than four minutes.
Symptom: Sleeping for nearly every day for 5 hours or more.
Symptom: Denial of OCD.
Symptom: Diagnoses self with diseases via the Internet.
Basically all the people who use 4chan, then.
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Old April 6th, 2008, 05:56 PM   #53
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Basically all the people who use 4chan, then.
That or VTeen.
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Nah, I would say there were 13-15 year who have such troubles
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Old April 6th, 2008, 09:13 PM   #55
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Symptom: Obsessions about one's body
Symptom: Need to align objects just so
Symptom: Abnormal concerns about the neatness of one's personal appearance/environment
Symptom: Fear of losing something or discarding something
Symptom: Sexual thoughts that one views as inappropriate/unacceptable
Symptom: Unfounded fears that one has failed to do some routine task
Symptom: The need to keep doing something until one gets it just right
Symptom: Accumulating useless objects
Symptom: Checking and rechecking for mistakes
Symptom: The need to ask, tell or confess
Symptom: Mental rituals
Symptom: Excessive list making

Yet I'm not concerned at all.

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Old August 11th, 2008, 07:16 PM   #56
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i checked 38 of them
my therapist says im not ocd i just have anxiety issues because of stuff thats been happening the last year
but ive been feeling this way like.. my whole life.

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Old August 25th, 2008, 02:56 PM   #57
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Symptom:Unfounded fears of contracting a dreadful illness
Symptom:
Excessive concerns about dirt, germs, contaminants
Symptom:
Abnormal concerns about sticky substances or residues Symptom:Stashing away useless trash
Symptom:
Fear of losing something or discarding something
Symptom:
Sexual thoughts that one views as inappropriate/unacceptable Symptom:Repeating routine activities for no logical reason
Symptom:
Repeating questions over and over
Symptom:
Rewording or rewriting words or phrases
Symptom:
Unfounded fears that one has failed to do some routine task Symptom:The fear of acting out a violent thought
Symptom:
Rituals involving food
Symptom:
Belief that certain numbers are lucky or unlucky
Symptom:
The feeling that household items are contaminated
Symptom:
The need to keep doing something until one gets it just right Symptom:Accumulating useless objects
Symptom:
Behaviors based on superstitious beliefs
Symptom:
The need to touch, tap or rub certain objects repeatedly Symptom:Counting compulsions
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I need to make sure to take the stairs two at a time and have it so that pattern is uninterrupted but my last step skips the last step and ends on the landing.

Weird. I've never thought of myself as having OCD. But a bunch of it seems to apply to me.

Hmm...
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Old August 26th, 2008, 03:15 PM   #58
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Symptom: Obsessions about one's body
Symptom: Abnormal concerns about sticky substances or residues
Symptom: Need to align objects just so
Symptom: Abnormal concerns about the neatness of one's personal appearance/environment
Symptom: Stashing away useless trash
Symptom: Fear of losing something or discarding something
Symptom: Fear of molesting a child, despite no desire to do so
Symptom: Unfounded fears that one has failed to do some routine task
Symptom: Fear of having caused some fatal tragedy
Symptom: The fear of acting out a violent thought
Symptom: The irrational fear of having hurt someone
Symptom: Preoccupation with foods or food measurements
Symptom: Being overly concerned about one's weight
Symptom: Belief that certain numbers are lucky or unlucky
Symptom: The need for symmetry and total order in one's environment
Symptom: Accumulating useless objects
Symptom: Blinking or staring rituals
Symptom: Behaviors based on superstitious beliefs
Symptom: A feeling of dread if some arbitrary act is not performed
Symptom: The need to touch, tap or rub certain objects repeatedly
Symptom: Counting compulsions

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Old November 5th, 2008, 03:45 PM   #59
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Symptom: Unfounded fears of contracting a dreadful illness
Symptom: Excessive concerns about dirt, germs, contaminants
Symptom: Abnormal concerns about sticky substances or residues
Symptom: Need to align objects just so
Symptom: Sexual thoughts that one views as inappropriate/unacceptable
Symptom: Fears that one may be homosexual
Symptom: Repeating routine activities for no logical reason
Symptom: Rewording or rewriting words or phrases
Symptom: Troublesome blasphemous or sacrilegious thoughts
Symptom: Excessive concerens about morality and right or wrong
Symptom: Repeated intruding images of violence
Symptom: The fear of acting out a violent thought
Symptom: Rituals involving food
Symptom: Belief that certain numbers are lucky or unlucky
Symptom: The need to keep doing something until one gets it just right
Symptom: Pathological slowness in carrying out even the most routine activities
Symptom: Behaviors based on superstitious beliefs
Symptom: A feeling of dread if some arbitrary act is not performed
Symptom: The need to ask, tell or confess
Symptom: The need to touch, tap or rub certain objects repeatedly
Symptom: Counting compulsions
Symptom: Mental rituals

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Old January 8th, 2009, 02:26 PM   #60
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Wow, I never would of thought I might have any of those symptoms.

Symptom: Obsessions about one's body
Symptom: The need to ask, tell or confess
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