I feel so down at the moment over my intrusive thoughts, its like when im happy, Im waiting to be sad or Ill start thinking about past thoughts and that will just bring me back into the cycle of feeling depressed again. When Im not feeling bad about myself, I feel like I could be so happy but then i start thinking and i feel so depressed again. Do you think antidepressants can help with this? im only on 37.5 mg of Venlafaxine. im so fed with with OCD. If I could put every thought down to OCD then I guess it wouldn't bother me but its when the guilt comes and I think what if the thoughts are part of me, this is what causes me depression and such tiredness! My thoughts are based around children, I get so anxious and then sometimes when I try to be "normal" and put into practice what my cbt therapist advised, i get nervous and feel i may have done something wrong. Like for example, if I was helping to put my newphews coat on, I would be so scared of putting the coat near his private area that I would hold the coat out when zipping it up, (I know sounds ridiculous) so then when I try not to do that and be normal, I got this thought once that the coat did go towards his private part and then I dwell on it for months worrying, so what do I do, avoid putting coats on children?? I can't cope, Im so confused over if Im a bad person or if im not. ps can you tell me if antidepressants can make the thoughts come less?