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granola

82d

hi!! just downloaded the app! I'm wondering how many others got dx with OCD in their early 20s? I didn't get dx until I was 22. looking back it should have been obvious but I kept all of my thoughts to myself. the amount of relief I felt after realizing there was a name for what I was experiencing was amazing. same experience for you guys? tell me!

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    • Tudi

      42d

      I can't wait to be diagnosed. I didn't know I was so textbook (recently started watching Monk for the first time and realized we are literally the same in ticks, the way we talk, and other similarities..) ever since the constant short circles of thoughts have stopped now that I figured it out myself. I also said they misdiagnosed my bipolar for anxiety and depression. Whala. Diagnosed for that. It's like it has always been there and nobody paid enough attention to me. Ever. So I feel ya so hard.

    • Tudi

      42d

      I can't wait to be diagnosed. I didn't know I was so textbook (recently started watching Monk for the first time and realized we are literally the same in ticks, the way we talk, and other similarities..) ever since the constant short circles of thoughts have stopped now that I figured it out myself. I also said they misdiagnosed my bipolar for anxiety and depression. Whala. Diagnosed for that. It's like it has always been there and nobody paid enough attention to me. Ever. So I feel ya so hard.

    • uhnyeiss

      73d

      Hello!! I was diagnosed with OCD last year when I was 24. After talking with my therapist, it definitely seems like I had been having intrusive thoughts and performing compulsions since I was about 10 years old. I definitely felt relief like you mentioned too, because I could now name that the thought is intrusive and recognize when I am performing compulsions

    • tigershark98

      81d

      I as well, I was diagnosed around 23. There were certain issues I had since like 15 that I was aware resembled OCD. I also mostly kept them to myself. I was also diagnosed with Chronic Motor Tic Disorder around 15 & have had Skin Picking Disorder since 10. But I am also learning from the doctors that there are issues I have had since I was 6 that I was unaware of being OCD-related, like Harm Obsessions. The doctors have deemed treating the OCD a high priority & I will be receiving specific/targeted treatment for it for the first time.

    • ZeldaOcarinaMajora

      82d

      I remember when I was diagnosed with OCD it was a little after my dad had passed away I was about 20 at the time but I remember getting old the symptoms of OCD and I kept telling my clinician at the time that it was OCD and she was like oh no it's just probably your anxiety so I convinced her to do a test and what do you know it was OCD. Yeah I know how you feel like it like a ton of intrusive thoughts like images.

    • Viynnyie

      82d

      Hii! I was dx with OCD when I was 19! It's lovely to meet you and I hope you have a good time with the app! And yes I was suoer relieved whrn I found out because I thought I was just "weird".

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Based on the provided content, some individuals were diagnosed with OCD at a young age, around 9 or 13 years old. Others were diagnosed later in life, around their mid-teens or as adults. Many of them expressed relief upon receiving their diagnosis, as it helped them understand and put a name to their symptoms.

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