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Re: Please help

Posted by Maggie on January 8, 1999, at 13:28:43

In reply to Please help, posted by Susan on October 17, 1998, at 0:28:09

It sounds like you might have what I am diagnosed with. It's called Obsessive Compulsive Behavior (OCD). After going through my family & personal history I found that I have had this problem all my life, caused by a lack of seratonian in my brain. I too had at times unreasonable crying, feeling worthless and a constant need of being accepted & Like by others. Everyone just called me sensative or just plain nuts when I would obsess over this. I went for 29 years of this (and alot of couseling). Finally a little over a year ago I went to a depression screeneing and then went another couselor. At first thought of as depression, after a serious breakdown causing a job-threatening incident, it was found that had OCD, in my case in the area's of "rejection sensitivity" and obessive worrying. I am now taking 300 mg of serzone daily and have regular sessions with both a counselor and a psychiatrist and attend a support group for OCD people. OCD was just studied and confirmed only about 2 years ago. Usually it's most commonly linked with those who obsessive hand-washers, number counters, or fear of contanimation. My"Rejection Sensitivity" is not often talked about in articles but it paralyzes your life just like the others. I have learned a lot about OCD when I had to teach myself how to help the drugs by learning coping techniques. There are many books on the subject and there's a lot of information on the internet searching "OCD". Also a great movie to watch that deals with it is the Jack Nicholson movie, "As Good As It Gets" and many magazine articles in the past year have mentioned many well-known people has this almost manic Depression behavior, such as Robin Williams and Albert Einstein. You're not alone. I urge you to talk to your doctor about OCD, it may improve your life.




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