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I think I have symptoms of ocd I get a word stuck in my head

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I think I have symptoms of ocd I get a word stuck in my head and constantly have to repeat it over and over I have not had this for a long time I had these symptoms in my early twenties and it went away on its own years later it came back when I had an attack of stress/depression and the symptoms then got worse
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Suzanne replied 4 years ago.

Thanks for bringing your question to JustAnswer.

Actually, it would be good for your doctor to know about the OCD symptoms, as certain meds can help that symptom as well as the depression.

Here is an excellent article that will take you through the steps to rid yourself of this repetition:

It would also be good to find a therapist who specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

( Quoted from NAMI)

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an empirically supported treatment that
focuses on patterns of thinking that are maladaptive and the beliefs that
underlie such thinking. For example, a person who is depressed may have the
belief, "I'm worthless," and a person with a phobia may have the belief, "I am
in danger." While the person in distress likely holds such beliefs with great
conviction, with a therapist's help, the individual is encouraged to view such
beliefs as hypotheses rather than facts and to test out such beliefs by running
experiments. Furthermore, those in distress are encouraged to monitor and log
thoughts that pop into their minds (called "automatic thoughts") in order to
enable them to determine what patterns of biases in thinking may exist and to
develop more adaptive alternatives to their thoughts. People who seek CBT can
expect their therapist to be active, problem-focused, and goal-directed.

To find a therapist skilled in CBT use this link and look for therapists who specialize in CBT.

It is important for your MD to know about the obsessive tendencies, as he may be able to chose a medication that can address both your depression and obsession.

Suzanne and other Mental Health Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thankyou very much this has really helped me I will revisit my doctor and let him know about the ocd symptoms I will also ask him about therapy

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