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is this ocd?? need opinions!!

When I was in 6th grade I started having bad thoughts about people. I would mentally delete those thoughts in my head. I also got the occassional urge to stand up in the middle of church and yell or push someone. But I never did. In 8th grade I went thru a major depression & worried excessively about blaspheming against God. I was scared to play piano or do spelling Cuz Id have bad thoughts and make myself think good ones. These things improved but I also started spitting if I feared id been poisoned. I do that occassiinally. I also worried about indirectly harming someone (I wouldn't dress in style for fear someone would kill themselves Cuz of it). I also asked for a lot od reassurrance to make sure I hadn't accidentally harmed myself. I do still sometimes ask for reassurrance. There are more symptoms to. Does it sound like ocd or just paranoid? So worried I might have it and my parents wont understand
Category: OCD 6 years ago
girl4hope
Asked 6 years ago

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The belief that our thoughts can influence worldly things is referred to as Magical Thinking, see the following link. . https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magical_thinking . It's really not unusual. . Everyday, at work, I climb stairs to a bridge, and I don't like heights, but every once in awhile, I get that crazy feeling of wanting to jump. It's an intrusive thought, I have no intent on jumping, I never go near the handrail bodily, except as needed for ascending the stairs. But if I started to plan to jump, I would seek immediate attention from my therapist. . Glad you're in therapy, I know it helps me.
Answered 6 years ago

Bad thoughts can vary, I really couldn't say. If you wanted to see harm come to someone, say while they were driving somewhere, that's one thing, if you wanted to harm someone yourself, that's different. . The urge to yell in church or an urge to push someone, but you never actually did so, that sounds like an "Intrusive Thought", it can occur in OCD or from anxiety or depression. . Worrying about blaspheming God. He's tough, he can take it, but your fear about it is still sounds like an Intrusive Thought, plus you admit you were depressed. . Not sure why playing the piano or spelling would cause bad thoughts, unless they were things you didn't want to do and bad thoughts (intrusive thoughts) were a way of resisting or protesting. . To spit because you feared you may have been poisoned, that sounds a little obsessive, or OCD, as you said, again an Intrusive Thought, or it could be paranoid. . Not dressing in style because you feared someone would kill themselves because of it, I haven't experienced anything similar, so I can't really comment. . Reassurance that you haven't hurt yourself, not sure what you mean about that? . People experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, and other psychological disorders can experience a range of feelings and thoughts. Seeing a therapist is often helpful because he or she can listen to your symptoms without reacting as if you have done something bad or unusual. Therapists have experience with a wide range of experiences and people. . If you ever want to hurt yourself or others, or start to make plans to do so, seeing a therapist would be best. . I just wanted to reassure you that odd thoughts and actions can be part of things such as OCD, Depression, and Anxiety. Many people have OCD and receive no treatment, it depends on whether or not it interferes with their life. Some people with mild obsessions can actually be of benefit to some employers and in some jobs, since they may be compelled to make sure things are correct. . I hope others respond to your post as well, I'd like to hear any similar experiences they may have.
Answered 6 years ago

Hi, Thank you so much! The bad thoughts were about God, and unintentionally hurting someone, like thinking "I hate that person" and then fearing something would happen to them because of it. I love people and am often described as extremely nice and caring. I really do care and would never hurt someone intentionally. It always bothers me to see people in pain. I do go to therapy, and it has helped, but I'm scared to mention some things for fear it will be taken wrong. Few people understand. It's very hard to explain. for instance, I've had fears of hurting myself when I had no desire to hurt myself. I would be next to something that could cause harm, and had no desire to hurt myself, yet I would still be scared. I used to get a false memory, sort of. I would replay in my head of what I feared happened, but it would always change that's how I knew it was false. Really weird, never had it happen before. After the anxiety wore off I was able to sort out what happened and what really happened. None of the false memories were ever true.
girl4hope
Answered 6 years ago
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Denisse
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Denisse

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