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Kairosaur

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Can anyone help me figure out whether or not I should look into getting an OCD diagnosis? I keep experiencing anxiety around “if I do/don’t do this then this will happen” and it one of my ex friends said she thinks I have OCD. I already know that I’m autistic and have cptsd, bipolar, and general depression/anxiety.

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    • Melissa708

      145d

      I think it really depends on the quantity of the thought and the response taken. Does it ruminate over and over and the only thing that relieves it (momentarily even) is an action of some sort? Could be any action really, like a repetitive counter-thought or excessive checking, etc., etc.—OCD doesn't make sense lol. Trust me, I know 😆

    • Melissa708

      145d

      I think it really depends on the quantity of the thought and the response taken. Does it ruminate over and over and the only thing that relieves it (momentarily even) is an action of some sort? Could be any action really, like a repetitive counter-thought or excessive checking, etc., etc.—OCD doesn't make sense lol. Trust me, I know 😆

    • Kadair

      430d

      I would say yes! Most people have OCD if they have anxiety or depression. I have mild tendencies. For instance, I will get really upset if the toilet paper is not facing towards you when put on the roll, and I will fix it! I also have to have a list done when I clean, and I will always do it in that order.

      • Kingswife

        429d

        @Kadair Actually an actual diagnosis of OCD isnt common. Most people have symptoms but they dont have the disorder. And those symptoms are also common in simple anxiety and autism. It takes a lot more to actually have OCD. But I do have a question about yours because I also have OCD, how much time every day does yours take up? And do you find you enjoy it because it helps you be more organized and procedural?

        • Kadair

          429d

          @Kingswife like I said before, I have tendencies. I have never been diagnosed with OCD I just have somethings that can relate. My brother has it, he is contently checking doors, windows, and so on. He will do this at least 7 times before he will stop. I know the symptoms. I know I do not have this, let me make myself clear. I just have some tendencies is all I was saying. I have generalized anxiety, and PTSD.

    • Kingswife

      433d

      It could just be your autism. Autism and OCD often mimic each other when it comes to rigidity in thoughts and actions, textures, or it could be just anxiety. You most likely wont get a diagnosis for OCD unless you have a specific obsession and compulsion that is causing you distress. For example for me before I got treatment I could not eat anything more or less than 50% or 100% of my food (compulsion) or else I would be rejected by the people around me and I would die from it (obsession) or another one is my mind would show me images/intrusive thoughts of me stabbing myself or someone else anytime I held a sharp or pointy object (obsession) so I would avoid holding pencils or knives- especially around other people and I would make other people cut my food or I would type everything up that I had to write (compulsion). You could also have just the obsession and that would be considered Pure O not OCD. But Autism (which my husband has) also has anxiety based obsessions or intrusive thoughts that arent considered OCD.

    • Mx.Up

      433d

      OCD is a comorbid condition with autism, speaking from experience haha 😅 I do recommend taking to a professional about it, or even raising the idea with your gp. In my experience, it's better to ask and be wrong than to not ask and hit a point where it's detrimental to your health, safety and well-being 💜

    • PrettyPolar2

      433d

      I think you should ask about it, I have medication for mine and was diagnosed like 2 months ago and it is quite helpful. You know what is even more helpful, mentally being able to separate me and my symptoms. I also have bipolar and ptsd and the more I realize that the actual me is slowly making its debut its amazing! I watched a Netflix comedy special by Mae Martin (totally recomend) and she said her therapist told her to look at her emotions with curiosity and everyone has a mature calm center. It was awesome because my mind can be everywhere and nowhere at the same time and now I see the intrusive thoughts, insecurities and flashbacks as the symptoms and my calm self regains it's proper place in my mind. I am so much less scared now.

    • sacrificialvirgin

      434d

      The more you know the better life becomes in my opinion:)

    • MattyRraps

      434d

      I definitely would recommend getting a diagnosis from a medical professional

    • bumbling

      434d

      Hi!! OCD is composed of obsessive thoughts and then compulsions to ease that anxiety. For example, I have a big fear that loved ones will get harmed, so I lock the door extra at night and I have to tell my loved ones that I love them at least twice before getting off the phone. That eases that anxiety for a moment. If you have any questions about OCD, you can always message me!!

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