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    sometimes I have really violent thoughts, like I'll see a cat and imagine killing it or imagine killing someone I love or just smashing stuff up... like I don't have urges to do anything like that and I've never done anything violent or aggressive... it's just intrusive thoughts but it really scares me, like am I crazy? am I going to actually do something violent in 5 years time?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    sometimes I have really violent thoughts, like I'll see a cat and imagine killing it or imagine killing someone I love or just smashing stuff up... like I don't have urges to do anything like that and I've never done anything violent or aggressive... it's just intrusive thoughts but it really scares me, like am I crazy? am I going to actually do something violent in 5 years time?
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    You're not crazy. You might benefit from talking to a psychiatrist though. Just because you're having intrusive thoughts doesn't mean you want to act on them. All people think of doing terrible things at times, some of us more than others. You need to ask for help though.
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    This can be a symptom of OCD. It doesn't mean you are crazy or violent. The fact you show distress when you have these sort of intrusive thoughts is a good sign that you are suffering from some kind of anxiety disorder such as OCD and not that you are a violent person in the making. I do recommend you go and get seen by your GP if these thoughts continue though. You would maybe benefit from some kind of therapy, especially if something in your past possibly triggered these kind of thoughts.
 
 
 
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