OCD is just another form of anxiety of which there are many, so it's fine to talk about it on here. Anxiety can take so many forms it is sometimes impossible to count. Just when one thinks one has heard them all another pops up! I would suggest that OCD is one of the most common forms of anxiety. Many suffer in this way without realising it or giving it a name. It can cause as much mental pain as any other form of anxiety. There are many ways to counter this problem, and no doubt more posts will come to explain how. If you tell us more about what form yours takes we may be able to make suggestions.any ocd sufferer here or it just anxiety forum
That’s why it’s called Generalized Anxiety Disorder or GAD. A person can have multiple manifestations of anxiety versus a single manifestation like HA for instance. But they are all just ways anxiety manifests itself. It’s still anxiety.I think for many OCD and different anxieties go hand in hand
I have OCD related to HA. I actually spent 8 weeks as an inpatient at an OCD Institute. And two weeks as an outpatient! It helped for a while but then it wanes. The best medication I have ever found to relieve the OCD symptoms was Anafranil. It helped considerably but gave me GI problems I couldn’t deal with. I know people who take it with no problem. It’s an older med but one of the best I have tried.I have OCD - impulsive, re-occurring thoughts linked to HA.
Can I ask what is the OCD forum?I have awful OCD at times. It’s not as simple as just another form of anxiety, and it can be difficult for people who have never experienced chronic and debilitating OCD to understand quite how stubborn it is.
I frequent another forum that has a section specifically for OCD, and I find that very helpful. This forum is great, but sometimes you need the more specific support for such a subtype.