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Severe OCD?

Tado
Tado

Anyone with OCD have a debilitating fear of schizophrenia and psychosis? How can you convince yourself that you aren’t approaching either?

Currently I’m freaking out because my ears ring and from my mental breakdown a few days ago it made me have violent intrusive thoughts. Then they just kind of stopped, like an episode... Not to mention that I have light and sound sensitivity which I guess can be a sign of schizophrenia developing. In my childhood I swore I heard voices in the fan. But haven’t since... Plus my family has mental health history so I feel like I’m at risk...

I go to a CBT (therapist) for the first time on Monday but it’s been taking over my brain for weeks and really disrupting my life and relationships.

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Hi Tado, life sounds really tough for you right now. I don't have your condition but my mother had OCD for as long as I can remember. She managed to control some of the compulsions as she got older and did not develop schezophrenia . I understand your fear but hopefully you will be able to share these with the therapist and alleviate some of the worry . Take care X

Tado
Tado in reply to CazO46

Thank you l, I appreciate it!

I think the severity happens when we give wayyyy too much power to our thoughts . Thoughts are just thoughts ! I get intrusive thoughts too! Just remind yourself you are not alone and ur thoughts don’t mean anything .

Tado
Tado in reply to RobynC

Thank you! I’m just terrified of causing myself to downfall further... I go to my therapist today. I’m oddly excited!

RobynC
RobynC in reply to Tado

That’s good ! Talking helps ! I find my friends to be the best therapy !

RobynC
RobynC in reply to Tado

Also always remember the mind believes whatever it is you tell it ! If you tell yourself you are going crazy , you’ll believe it ! Gotta fill that mind with positive thoughts ! I wake up every morning and tell myself I’m amazing ! 😊

Tado
Tado in reply to RobynC

That’s why I fear schizophrenia and psychosis because I can totally make my mind do that and with my OCD and anxiety, I wish I didn’t have that power.

RobynC
RobynC in reply to Tado

You just got to try to train your mind ! You do have the power :)

RobynC
RobynC in reply to RobynC

It’s not easy but it’s not impossible

UPDATE: My therapist said there’s WAY more signs of schizophrenia and psychosis. Especially social markers like lack of friends or ability to socialize etc. Then the typical “If I think the thought is crazy, I’m not schizophrenic since I have insight.” Feeling a bit better. Of course, therapy is not a quick fix but very happy about the slight improvement. He also mentioned my “spells” are just a “new” type of anxiety attack for me. Who knew?!

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