Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
#11
I'm a lazy obsessive compulsive.  ;D I do have little ticks that would make me obsessive compulsive. When I clean my house, I have to make sure everything is in it's right position. I also tend to say 'hello' twice when I greet someone.
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#12
When I was 11-12-years-old boy I've suffered by classical form of OCD - irrational fear of "dirt" and repetitive washing hands. I overcame this by "contradiction method" - if I wanted to wash my hands I touched "dirty" (in my mind) things and it helped me with my struggle.
Other situation with obsessions or Intrusive thoughts, I still sick of them, I can't overcome this, can't "fight off" this, sometimes it's goes away, but then comes back again, also it's constantly changing, it has two attributes:
a) It must be unpleasant for me
b) It must be Intrusive, I can "fight off" it from my mind.
My psychiatrist prescribed me medications, but it works slowly, this disorder often disturbs my prayer…
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#13
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#14
This is an old post.  I'm doing much better now.  Found a really good Catholic therapist and also a good priest to work with on these issues.  Don't really want to talk about it very much right now, because it's under control so no need digging up old garbage.
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