4 thoughts on “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Coupled with Bipolar Disorder

  • October 17, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    The stress comes with believing something bad will happen if you don’t do the ritual. Is there any way to wait with someone to see if harm will come if you don’t complete a ritual?

    with PTSD I have irrational fears, being trapped in a small space, not knowing what’s around me, not being able to help someone/save a life, being in an uncontrolled environment or crowd.

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  • October 19, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Good post. I know that throughout my son’s battle with severe OCD, what fueled the disorder was uncertainty. Those with OCD need to be SURE something bad isn’t going to happen, etc., and that’s where the compulsions come into play. What OCD sufferers need to do, indeed what we ALL need to do, is to learn (often through therapy) how to deal with the doubt and the uncertainty of life. We cannot control what happens a good deal of the time. Wishing you all the best!

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  • October 28, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    How true. Even hoarding is a form of OCD.

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  • March 12, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    ODC is a very strange disorder in my eyes. People with ODC need to learn that bad things aren’t always going to happen. I can understand why they think they always need to be worried, but knowing that everything will be okay is what they need help understanding. ODC isn’t just worrying I’ve learned. people also go as far as counting how many steps they take or even count all of the corners in their bed rook before falling asleep every night. I feel as if therapy is whats best for people with OCD, so they can have someone to talk about their worries with.

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