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anxiety, scary thoughts and fear of ocd

by Amy
(USA)

Thank you for your website, it helped me understand that scary intrusive thoughts really are just that and that I can learn to accept them and hopefully not fear them anymore.

However, I read that they are perceived as ocd, and now I have a fear that I will develop ocd in the classic sense. I'm very aware of every move I make because I'm afraid I'll develop it.

I should mention that a while back I feared that i'll develop depression and I freaked out when I got sad. my therapist calmed me down and I now know that I'm not close to being depressed.

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Nov 19, 2014
re: anxiety, scary thoughts and fear of ocd
by: Susan

Hi Amy,

OCD are obsessions followed by compulsions. Do you have something you do as a result of your obsessions? If not, then I suspect that you are dealing strictly with obsessions.

As you know, fear of developing something, doesn't make it so! These kinds of fears are all based around the same core fear -- fear of not having control over your life and/or yourself.

We may not be able to control everything that happens to us or around us, but we can control our thoughts, behaviors, actions & reactions.

I am happy that you finding some help through the website and I hope you will continue to grow and challenge yourself daily!

Take Care!
Susan

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