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I've just had my 1st CBT appointment. It was a disaster. Therapist was not savvy in OCD and made me unconfortable. She will be referring to a colleague more suitable to my needs. I guess I'm just looking for some support to keep going... It was extremely to break the fear barrier and finally go to therapy. I feel it was all for nothing :/
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I am really proud of you for reaching out and getting help, that is awesome! Think of it as a good thing that your first therapist is referring you, you hopefully won’t feel as uncomfortable with your next therapist. In saying that, it is likely to be a little awkward when you are seeing any therapist for the first time, so don’t give up on the next one unless you are really sure.

Here are some things to keep you going:

Posted 6 days ago
Hi, I really need your help. My OCD is causing me so much pain, I get bullied at school for it and even my family is bullying me. I don't know what to do, my compulsions are getting worse and I don't know what to do anymore.
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Maybe try talking to a teacher or the school counsellor about it. Your school should have policies against bullying, so teachers are obligated to do something about it. If you start talking to the counsellor then they may be able to help you out with your home situation as well xx

Posted 6 days ago
I'm extremely paranoid that I'm going to get food poisoning any time I eat meat. Could this be a sign of OCD? I have GAD and panic disorder as well
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That could be  a sign of OCD, but it may not be OCD if it doesn’t cause significant distress in your life (not saying that it doesn’t - just letting you know so you are aware). Since you have already been diagnosed with GAD and panic disorder, it is likely that your fear of food poisoning could be stemming from one of them xx

Posted 6 days ago
I haven't been officially diagnosed with OCD, but I always have flashbacks of embarrassing moments, live in the moment, then begin hyperventilating. I also do the same thing after worrying that I'll do something really bad (The most recent being worried that I would scream something anti-semitic in the Jewish synagogue I went to). I also feel the need for everything to be even. With every activity I do, I feel compelled to duplicate it with the other hand. Does it sound like I might have OCD?
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You could do, those are definitely symptoms of it. If you are worried about it I would recommend going to talk to a doctor/counsellor about it as they will be able to tell you for sure.

Posted 6 days ago
Hey, I was wondering if you have any suggestions on how you should tell your parents that you think you have OCD, thanks
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Just sit down with them at a time when they aren’t busy and don’t have to rush off and do anything. Start out by telling them that you have noticed your doing compulsions and obsessions (maybe give some examples) and then say that you think you may have OCD. It might help to have some websites your can refer them to, or some printed out information because a lot of the time, parents don’t believe their children in this situation. Remember to stay calm and take deep breaths. You can do it xx

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