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OCD Question

Discussion in 'Obsessive Compulsive Disorder' started by NoahSK, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. NoahSK

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    Can OCD cause intrusive feelings/emotions? Like can it make you feel like you want things or like things your normally wouldn't? Because I feel that I'm starting to want all of these different horrible things. For example, I'll have random feelings that I want to oppose God, be God, leave God, become the antichrist, etc. The thoughts themselves aren't as worrying as the feeling that I actually want the thoughts or want to do whatever the thoughts depict or whatever. Are these emotions/feelings/urges from OCD, or is it a sign that something different/real is wrong with me?
     
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  2. Yytz6

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    Yes. Ocd does that.
     
  3. NoahSK

    NoahSK Member

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    So then how do I know if I truly want something versus if OCD is making me want something or making me think I want something?
     
  4. Yytz6

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    You should know yourself well enough. If you have strong faith in Christianity you would probably not really want to disobey God. In the end you know when the anxiety isn't there.

    If it is ocd that you have, it is good to know that in ocd the anxiety comes before the obsessive thought. So the thought is not really what started the anxiety, but the anxiety gave you the thought. That is why it is usually futile to fight against the thoughts. Try instead to relieve the anxiety.

    If you have a thought and you notice three days later it doesn't bother you one bit - maybe you have even forgotten all about it, then it definitely was an obsessive thought and if you get similar ones in the future you can probably guess they are also not 'real'.

    You should seek medication and counselling if it is a problem for you.
     
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