I clean everything I touch?

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Anonymous #1
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Sounds SO stupid but I clean every surface daily. I’m 18, and currently Home from uni for Christmas. I’m super paranoid about my health . And I’ve convinced myself I have all these terrifying illnesses such as hep c, HIV etc. As if it wasn’t bad enough, I get intrusive thoughts about my family getting it because I ‘contaminate’ surfaces I touch!! It’s getting me down, I’m emotionally exhausted and I don’t know how to stop the intrusive thoughts. Any suggestions?
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Sounds SO stupid but I clean every surface daily. I’m 18, and currently Home from uni for Christmas. I’m super paranoid about my health . And I’ve convinced myself I have all these terrifying illnesses such as hep c, HIV etc. As if it wasn’t bad enough, I get intrusive thoughts about my family getting it because I ‘contaminate’ surfaces I touch!! It’s getting me down, I’m emotionally exhausted and I don’t know how to stop the intrusive thoughts. Any suggestions?
Well, the way you have said this tells me you probably have OCD. OCD is an anxiety (paranoia) disorder. It comprises of obsessions which are as you have clearly stated, intrusive thoughts, and compulsions which are the actions carried out. So in this case, obsession is the thought of contaminating your family and the compulsion is cleaning everything you touch. Maybe try therapy? There are various treatments to OCD such as CBT, drug therapy etc. Hope I helped in some way or another,
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That screams that you have OCD. What you're feeling is actually very common and you can get help with it. Your first step is to go and see a GP. tell them what you have told us here, it'll give them a very good picture as you explained it so well. They can then look at referring you on, the most common form of help for OCD is with therapy. You may have to wait a while but its better than nothing

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