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    lyma

    Getting the most out of AD

    Hi all, after many efforts without much progress i'm going now a new direction in my healing journey. I've started taking Sertraline for my depression/PTSD/OCD, which i tried to avoid. So far so good (apart from me feeling like i've failed). I want to take as much out of this experience as i can but don't know how....do you have suggestions what i can do to support this path of medication? What can i do to get the most out of it?

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    Hi looking for support or peer support

    I have some cognitive deficits from my thought disorder and unstable mood from my mood disorder. And like a million other issues lol. But I am still capable of showing intelligence and seeming “normal”. So I guess you wouldn’t be able to tell. But truth is my quality of life is very very poor. I am childlike sometimes so I can interpret someone in a maternal or paternal way and want to be emotionally coddled. If I’m not childlike I will just see you as a peer and be “normal” lol. Anyway chat with me if you’re up for it. No commitment tho obv. Just lonely right now. #Depression #Suicide #CheckInWithMe #Support #MoodDisorders #SchizophreniaSpectrumPsychoticDisorders #BipolarAffectiveDisorder #SuicidalIdeation #SuicidalThoughts #SupportGroups #FamilyAndFriends #Relationships #help #Therapy #SchizoaffectiveDisorder #Schizophrenia #DissociativeIdentityDisorder #ObsessiveCompulsiveandRelatedDisorders #Chatspace #Upallnight #Insomnia #SleepWakeDisorders #lonely #alone

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    Just want to vent

    Sibling came home triggered by seeing couples in public while eating. I can't imagine how lonely it feels for them and it makes me feel so bad. Still trying to be supportive but i felt totally useless. Tonight they came home and started yelling about how they feel bad and their usual worries and then went to room to sleep. I feel bad because i came out to living room to sit with him and dad because i didn't just want to leave dad to go through this alone. I don't want sibling to go to through this alone either but all i felt like i could do was sit. i listened to him yell out how much he's hurting. i usually would hug him but when he's upset like this sometimes in the past he has told me he feels weird being hugged. So i decided to just sit and listen. i didn't want to say anything in fear of making it worse. i feel bad how stressed this is making our parents because i know they are really trying to help but their age and health are really crucial with how old they are.
    Also feeling bad because he feels bad. I do wish this person was getting more help but i have to remind myself that it's up to the person to want help.
    #venting #Caregiving #MoodDisorders #ObsessiveCompulsiveandRelatedDisorders #DepressionAndMentalHealth

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    Tales from an OCD Mind

    <p>Tales from an <a href="https://themighty.com/topic/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/?label=OCD" class="tm-embed-link  tm-autolink health-map" data-id="5b23cea400553f33fe999208" data-name="OCD" title="OCD" target="_blank">OCD</a> Mind</p>
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    3 things I wish I could tell my younger self about OCD

    <p>3 things I wish I could tell my younger self about <a href="https://themighty.com/topic/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/?label=OCD" class="tm-embed-link  tm-autolink health-map" data-id="5b23cea400553f33fe999208" data-name="OCD" title="OCD" target="_blank">OCD</a></p>
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    Thank you!

    So many kind words and hearts from you all today. At work today, I was kind of zoned out, I think just drained from all the sobbing the previous day. Luckily I didn’t really have to deal with people too much. I felt like it was an accomplishment just to get up and get there this morning, and I know your prayers and support helped push me through. OCD is exhausting! #ObsessiveCompulsiveandRelatedDisorders #Depression #Anxiety #Work #Gratitude

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    Tales from an OCD Mind

    <p>Tales from an <a href="https://themighty.com/topic/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/?label=OCD" class="tm-embed-link  tm-autolink health-map" data-id="5b23cea400553f33fe999208" data-name="OCD" title="OCD" target="_blank">OCD</a> Mind</p>
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