How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Rafael M.T.Therapist Your Own Question

Rafael M.T.Therapist
Rafael M.T.Therapist, Psychotherapist
Category: Mental Health
Satisfied Customers: 3189
Experience:  MHT-MHRS-MS-MA Integral Psychotherapist & Life Coach
65591635
Type Your Mental Health Question Here...
Rafael M.T.Therapist is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I am suffering from OCD and sleep problems since around 10

Customer Question

I am suffering from OCD and sleep problems since around 10 years. This has become worse now. I cannot control my thoughts and cannot concentrate. Please help me cope. I want to get sound sleep and think under control. Else, I don't suffer from any other problems. Yes, I went through a traumatic situation some time back. But, now things are ok. Please help me cope with OCD and sleep problems effectively.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Rafael M.T.Therapist replied 11 months ago.

Rafael M.T.Therapist :

Hello, I am Rafael. Thanks for asking your question - I'm here to support you. (Information posted here is not private or confidential but public).

Rafael M.T.Therapist :

I am very sorry to know you have been suffering for this long of sleep problems and OCD, and to know you experienced trauma in the past. I am glad to know this traumatic even is part of your past and that you do not appear to have any serious problems in the present besides of the insomnia and OCD.

Rafael M.T.Therapist :

I want to say that insomnia itself for 10+ years is a serious heal problem, a chronic one in your case, and if you have tried to change it by yourself for the past 10 years without finding a solution, then it is obvious this is not a superficial problem but a serious condition requiring medical treatment.

Rafael M.T.Therapist :

In the same way, OCD is a serious mental health disorder, and enduring it for more than 10 years is overwhelming for most people. Time could only worse these disorders if the person does not receive necessary treatment. OCD implies very high levels of anxiety, undermining insight, mood and functioning, relationships and life as a whole. If insomnia this severe is added, then these disorders fuel each other making them worse, since no good mental health is possible without adequate sleep, and with poor rest most people would develop anxiety problems and many other psychological disorders.

Rafael M.T.Therapist :

You acknowledged that your disorders are getting worse and you need a solution, and this is why I seriously invite you not to delay getting necessary medical and psychological treatment for them as soon as possible. The same way we all need to get medical treatment when getting a physical disorder, from flue to a broken bone, to skin problems and cancer, we all need and deserve to get psychological treatment for mental disorders undermining our quality of life, mood, functioning, relationships and well-being. Avoiding it would only worsen our situation,and that's something you do not need nor deserve at all.

Rafael M.T.Therapist :

Does it make sense?

Expert:  Rafael M.T.Therapist replied 11 months ago.
Our chat has ended, but you can still continue to ask me questions here until you are satisfied with your answer. Come back to this page to view our conversation and any other new information.

What happens now?

If you haven’t already done so, please rate your answer above. Or, you can reply to me using the box below.
Expert:  Rafael M.T.Therapist replied 11 months ago.
Rafael M.T.Therapist says:
9/14/13 4:35 PM
Hello, I am Rafael. Thanks for asking your question - I'm here to support you. (Information posted here is not private or confidential but public).
9/14/13 4:39 PM
I am very sorry to know you have been suffering for this long of sleep problems and OCD, and to know you experienced trauma in the past. I am glad to know this traumatic even is part of your past and that you do not appear to have any serious problems in the present besides of the insomnia and OCD.
9/14/13 4:46 PM
I want to say that insomnia itself for 10+ years is a serious heal problem, a chronic one in your case, and if you have tried to change it by yourself for the past 10 years without finding a solution, then it is obvious this is not a superficial problem but a serious condition requiring medical treatment.
9/14/13 4:50 PM
In the same way, OCD is a serious mental health disorder, and enduring it for more than 10 years is overwhelming for most people. Time could only worse these disorders if the person does not receive necessary treatment. OCD implies very high levels of anxiety, undermining insight, mood and functioning, relationships and life as a whole. If insomnia this severe is added, then these disorders fuel each other making them worse, since no good mental health is possible without adequate sleep, and with poor rest most people would develop anxiety problems and many other psychological disorders.
9/14/13 4:54 PM
You acknowledged that your disorders are getting worse and you need a solution, and this is why I seriously invite you not to delay getting necessary medical and psychological treatment for them as soon as possible. The same way we all need to get medical treatment when getting a physical disorder, from flue to a broken bone, to skin problems and cancer, we all need and deserve to get psychological treatment for mental disorders undermining our quality of life, mood, functioning, relationships and well-being. Avoiding it would only worsen our situation,and that's something you do not need nor deserve at all.
9/14/13 4:55 PM
Does it make sense?

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
< Last | Next >
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
  • I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well! Claudia Albuquerque, NM
  • Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion. Kevin Beaverton, OR
  • Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.
    Elanor Tracy, CA
  • Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem. Julie Lockesburg, AR
  • You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions. John and Stefanie Tucson, AZ
  • I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!! Janet V Phoenix, AZ
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. Keane

    Therapist

    Satisfied Customers:

    1262
    Clinical Psychology PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in marriage/family, teens and child psychology.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/Dr.Keane/2013-8-20_204325_drkeane.64x64.jpg Dr. Keane's Avatar

    Dr. Keane

    Therapist

    Satisfied Customers:

    1262
    Clinical Psychology PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in marriage/family, teens and child psychology.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RE/resolutions66/2011-1-17_05728_IMG8202smilingeditedforJustAnswer.64x64.jpg Elliott, LPCC, NCC's Avatar

    Elliott, LPCC, NCC

    Psychotherapist

    Satisfied Customers:

    5024
    35 years of experience as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, National Certified Counselor and a college professor.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/formybunch/2010-12-06_191055_img_0975.jpg Kate McCoy, M.Ed, NBCC, LPC's Avatar

    Kate McCoy, M.Ed, NBCC, LPC

    Therapist

    Satisfied Customers:

    3733
    Over 20 years experience specializing in anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol, and relationship issues.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/DrAkiraOlsen/2012-2-20_746_AkiraADpicmain.64x64.jpg Dr. Olsen's Avatar

    Dr. Olsen

    Psychologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    2336
    PsyD Psychologist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/norriem/2009-5-27_134249_nm.jpg Norman M.'s Avatar

    Norman M.

    Psychotherapist

    Satisfied Customers:

    2193
    UK trained in hypnotherapy, counselling and psychotherapy and have been in private practice. ADHP(NC), DEHP(NC), UKCP Registered and ECP.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/PsychologyProf/2010-07-15_171248_logos060400409.jpg Dr. Michael's Avatar

    Dr. Michael

    Psychologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    2177
    Licensed Ph.D. Clinical Health Psychology with 30 years of experience in private practive and as a clinical psychology university professor.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/KURTEMMERLING/2010-07-23_215531_just_ask_picture1.jpg Steven Olsen's Avatar

    Steven Olsen

    Therapist

    Satisfied Customers:

    1727
    More than twenty years of expertise in counseling, psychological diagnosis and education