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Re: OCD or BP?

Posted by jdgjdg on April 5, 2004, at 21:56:44

In reply to OCD or BP? snapper, posted by katia on April 4, 2004, at 16:09:43

I have both OCD and BP I. It took a long time for my pdoc to diagnose the bp because I withheld a lot of information from her because I was afraid. OCD can and often does come and go. It seems to have triggers(and often doesn't have any triggers) just as any other disorder. OCD is primarily characterized by disruptive thoughts that cause you to repeat rituals such as hand washing, checking the door, locks, oven,etc. There are also many other compulsions that someone can have. Someone with OCD can also have what they call avoidance compulsions. That is simply avoiding a situation that causes the thoughs to race out of control. I can describe it best like this: When I am obsessing, it's like having a song stuck in my head. It just won't go away. The more I try to get the scary thought out of my head, the more I keep thinking of it. To make the thought go away, I will check and re check the windows, doors, and locks to insure my safety. My obsessions are usually about my safety. The more I check, the worse the obsessive thoughts get. Does this make sense? There is a website you can visit. www.ocfoundation.org I think you will find it useful. Jenn


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