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Re: therapy for OCD GAD (help please, i'm confuse chess

Posted by Dinah on August 26, 2005, at 16:45:22

In reply to Re: therapy for OCD GAD (help please, i'm confuse Dinah, posted by chess on August 26, 2005, at 16:28:41

Yes, but you're not two separate diagnoses. You're one person with problems with anxiety disorders. And someone who is familiar with the complexities of human beings and how often disorders, particularly anxiety disorders, overlap should be able to balance the pros and cons in such a way as to present a coherent plan of action for you.

With two therapists they might have different ideas. But it's their job to work that out and present you with clarity.

It really isn't unusual to have concurrent anxiety disorders. I remember when I read the list of symptoms for each, I was positive each of them was right. But they finally settled on OCD because my panic attacks were related to my OCD fears, and my generalized anxiety were organized around my the same general concerns that lay beneath my OCD. And my phobias may have been separate in topic, but they were obsessive in scope. Even so, I'm pretty sure I could be diagnosed with a few.

And incidentally, while I used to have a few problems with rituals, for the most part I was pure obsessional.

I don't have the experience or knowledge to know how to weight the different CBT goals, but a professional should.

 

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