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The time has come for me to end the blogs on my obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD. As I mentioned once, writing them has been therapeutic, and hopefully helpful to others. The blogs have forced ...

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My mother has just been diagnosed with Severe Somatoform Disorder. She is 64 years old and in her words has been sick as long as she can remember (she tells stories of being sick when she was 3 ...

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My therapist had always told me that when I was under stress the symptoms of my obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD, would become more acute. I had sort of agreed with her, and it did make sense, ...

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The other day when I saw my therapist for treatment of my obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD I described an incident that made me particularly angry and I cursed. Within the next 15 minutes I ...

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It used to be that I would often drag my feet when going to see my therapist for treatment of my obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) sessions. Although I never regretted going to see her I often ...

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When you have a mental disorder, you need all the support you can get from loved ones, and even those who don't love you, but do care for you in some way. A network of this kind is essential. It ...

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My last session with my therapist for treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD, was particularly difficult but yet satisfying at the same time. We began the session in the usual way, with ...

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My psychiatrist always used to mention, (and sometimes still does), the term "automatic response" in describing an obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), episode. In other words, your first response ...

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With an overabundance of online medical sources, it’s easy for people to attempt to solve their own problems and try to figure out what’s wrong with them. It can be easier sometimes to surf the ...

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Pulling out a couple hairs from the head can be painful, but imagine pulling out coin-sized sections of hair at once or gradual chunks by pulling one hair out at a time. This can be the ...

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I have noticed that when I discuss certain issues in my life, or reach a crossroads where I have to make an important decision, family and friends will often say discuss it with your shrink, and ...

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Medication didn’t seem to be doing the trick in my treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). A pill, different from the I had been taking, in very small dosages, had been proposed, but I ...

expwoman commented on Zelda Borges' post Improvement in my OCD: A Personal Account Continued

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During the initial stages of my hypochondria and the obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) that became associated with it, I decided to keep a sort of journal about all the compulsive behaviors ...

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The Anxiety Test After several sessions with my psychiatrist in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Dr. Romero decided administer a test ...

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i have been having ocd for awhile.. i had a sexual unwanted thoughts.. i wanted to know if anyone was experiencing what i was going thru.. i have been reading about it and trying to help cure ...

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i have been having ocd for awhile.. i had a sexual unwanted thoughts.. i wanted to know if anyone was experiencing what i was going thru.. i have been reading about it and trying to help cure ...

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In my last article I described the initiation of behavior cognitive therapy in treating my obsessive compulsive disorder associated with my hypochondria. I talked a little about my psychiatrist ...

expwoman commented on Zelda Borges' post Interactions With My Shrink

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Early on my psychiatrist informed me that she and I were allies in the process of my therapy. One day she drew stick figures to illustrate our relationship; in one drawing there was a large figure ...

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In my last article on my hypochondria and obsessive compulsive disorder, I talked about my first visit to the psychiatrist and expressed doubts because my psychiatrist seemed to have an ...

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I’ve tried to trace the roots of my hypochondria, but don’t really know if I hit the nail on the head, or if I ever will, or if it really matters. The fact is, I am a hypochondriac and it is ...

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I used to think of hypochondria as something that people developed because they had too much time on their hands, were too imaginative, or just craved attention. Then I developed a full blown ...

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I’ve tried to trace the roots of my hypochondria, but don’t really know if I hit the nail on the head, or if I ever will, or if it really matters. The fact is, I am a hypochondriac and it is ...

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I’ve tried to trace the roots of my hypochondria, but don’t really know if I hit the nail on the head, or if I ever will, or if it really matters. The fact is, I am a hypochondriac and it is ...

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I’ve tried to trace the roots of my hypochondria, but don’t really know if I hit the nail on the head, or if I ever will, or if it really matters. The fact is, I am a hypochondriac and it is ...

expwoman commented on Zelda Borges' post Hypochondria, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder