Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) suffer intensely from recurrent unwanted thoughts (obsessions) or rituals (compulsions), which they feel they cannot control. Rituals, such as handwashing, counting, checking or cleaning, are often performed in hope of preventing obsessive thoughts or making them go away. Performing these rituals, however, provides only temporary relief, and not performing them increases anxiety. Left untreated, obsessions and the need to perform rituals can take over a person's life. OCD is often a chronic, relapsing illness.


OCD and not wanting treatment

  • By happyrock · New reply December 31, 2013
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  • Hi We have a 21 year old (maturity 13/14) who has OCD, ADHD and High functioning autism. He has suffered from severe OCD for a few years now but has gone off meds because he doesn't like the way they ...

my experiences

  • By prasana · New reply November 29, 2013
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  • Hi I'm prasana.I'm having both bipolar disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.At present i'm troubled by ocd symptoms.washing hands so many times.ocd has influence on every activity i do and it doesn't ...


  • By deaconblues · New reply November 16, 2013
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  • Has anyone had success with an atypical antipsychotic for OCD? If so which one and what was the dosage ...


  • By deaconblues · Posted November 7, 2013
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  • Has anyone had success with an atypical antipsychotic for OCD? If so which one and what was the dosage ...

New to group

Clancycat (Inactive)
  • By Clancycat (Inactive) · New reply August 8, 2013
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  • I've been posting on the inspire liver group for some time and recently found that some of us have OCD. I'd like to join this group and invite my friends to come along ...

OCD moms?

  • By lovingfamily · New reply July 2, 2013
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  • Any moms on here with OCD ...

HELP! I'm addicted to Facebook!

  • By Russelllearner · New reply October 15, 2012
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  • I've come to the realization that I'm addicted to Facebook. In moderation, I think Facebook can be a useful social tool. However, I'm aware that I tend to get caught up in posts, especially regarding ...

I need help with compulsive spending and hoarding

  • By Russelllearner · New reply October 14, 2012
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  • I submitted a suggestion to Inspire.com to add this group to the list. In the meantime, I would appreciate any support you can offer ...


  • By Tukei · Posted October 10, 2012
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  • I have a patient who is having a mental problem. She is a mother to me, HIV positive with mental case. Am unable take proper care because of financial problems. she is the only one i see each day and ...


  • By reindeerc · Posted September 28, 2012
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  • I have severe rituals I follow with more disorders attached to the ocd (eating disorder and anxiety). Has anyone actually recovered from ocd ...

OCD ruling my life

  • By lwordqaf · New reply August 14, 2012
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  • I have been suffering with OCD since I was about 10 or 11 years old. Since I was 18 I have tried about every SSRI and SNRI, and none of them seem to help. The OCD seems to control everything. what I say ...

Hallucinations - voices and sounds

  • By lamikens · Posted March 23, 2012
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  • Hello everybody! I am trying to learn about hearing voices in people who have bipolar, schizophrenia, or any other mental illness. If you have heard voices (or sounds), can you describe your experience ...

Relationship OCD

  • By Passionate4Justice · New reply February 6, 2012
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  • I have just learned that OCD does not always have to involve rituals or obsessions involved with daily living. It is not just checking the physical environment--but also the emotional environment. In ...

Pure O OCD

  • By Cubs2009 · Posted January 10, 2012
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  • Does anyone have any tips for helping with Pure Obsessional OCD ...

Has anyone else healed mental issues through God and writing?

  • By glennlangohr · New reply October 20, 2011
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  • I am a self diagnosed obsessive compulsive who spent 10 years in prison on drug charges where I turned my obsessive mind toward God and writing novels. I am now released and blessed to see my novels on ...

Skin Picking

  • By GucciFi · New reply October 17, 2011
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  • "Compulsive skin picking (dermotillomania) - millions of people find themselves execessively "grooming" themselves as a way to relieve stress, or alleviate some discomfort associated with the unwanted ...

Adult son living at home with OCD

  • By LD1977 · New reply July 30, 2011
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  • I am a parent of a 28 year old son living at home with OCD. OCD prevents him from finishing college, from getting a job, and from having any hope of a normal life. What can I do to help him? He is on ...


  • By desgnr · New reply June 28, 2011
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  • Any pills really help ...

They Don't

  • By hewy · New reply June 8, 2011
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  • Some people don't understand. I only go to restaurant unless my server are there. I am not being picky I like who I like. When you go to a restaurant the the server know how to sit up your other. Allergies ...

ADHD / OCD husband...

  • By Wncgal81 · New reply June 7, 2010
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  • Hi there my name is Melissa , I'm 29 & my husband is 30 , my husband suffer's from ADHD as well as OCD , his biggest thing is checking , he's a major checker , not to menton a major worrier . My husband's ...

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