TreatMyOCD Yes that sounds very accurate. For example, I have long list of rules in my head that I follow which could be like OCD. But they’re functional and a bit scientific / experiential. But I would try repeated exposure for various concerns but it would be as bad a hundred times later as the 1st. I can spiral down into a bad state and emerge 45 mins later. But that’s biochemicals going overboard and they just need to settle down and do their thing. While going through it I disappear or look in the mirror or brush my teeth – probably a little depersonalization or whatever they call it, need to find grounding / centering or something And it kind of is what it is. I have a very chatty brain but I never had any thoughts that I was Disturbed by, not really. I’d manage the ones that would pull me under, lock them in a box in my Roman room and let them do their thing in there. I’m not my thoughts but they are entertaining and strange. It’s the only thing I’ve ever been diagnosed with at 11, had guided meditation and biofeedback lessons back in the early 80s. It helped and helps. I sympathize with ocd because I occasionally do some of the OCD like things. But that’s not where the center for me is just as chronic worry and anxiety, while debilitating for OCD too isn’t its main thing. (I’m just guessing though). They certainly wobble together in a very similar area though. Ocd gad ADHD-I asd and a few others. Anyway that’s a good writeup you did of some distinctions. All the best!

TreatMyOCD
Yes that sounds very accurate.
For example, I have long list of rules in my head that I follow which could be like OCD. But they’re functional and a bit scientific / experiential. But I would try repeated exposure for various concerns but it would be as bad a hundred times later as the 1st. I can spiral down into a bad state and emerge 45 mins later. But that’s biochemicals going overboard and they just need to settle down and do their thing. While going through it I disappear or look in the mirror or brush my teeth – probably a little depersonalization or whatever they call it, need to find grounding / centering or something

And it kind of is what it is. I have a very chatty brain but I never had any thoughts that I was Disturbed by, not really. I’d manage the ones that would pull me under, lock them in a box in my Roman room and let them do their thing in there.

I’m not my thoughts but they are entertaining and strange.

It’s the only thing I’ve ever been diagnosed with at 11, had guided meditation and biofeedback lessons back in the early 80s. It helped and helps.

I sympathize with ocd because I occasionally do some of the OCD like things. But that’s not where the center for me is just as chronic worry and anxiety, while debilitating for OCD too isn’t its main thing. (I’m just guessing though).

They certainly wobble together in a very similar area though. Ocd gad ADHD-I asd and a few others.

Anyway that’s a good writeup you did of some distinctions. All the best!

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