ocd or generalized anxiety?
Hello. Recently, I've been worrying about EVERYTHING imaginable. I'm seeing a doctor and he thinks I suffer from obsessive worry....obviously. It'll range from anything to everything and I can't seem to control the thoughts. They'll race in my mind for hours a day and it stresses me out very badly to the point where I hyperventilate and get extremely dizzy. I try not to let it get in the way of normal living, but I'm so consumed with negative thoughts, it's hard to live like a normal human being.
I also have a problem with illnesses. If I read about social phobia (for example), I'll start to worry I have it and become so self concious of the symptoms that I seem to bring the disease upon myself. That probobly doesn't make much sense. I'm just consumed with worries...sometimes I can't sleep until I have them all "figured out". It makes my life very stressful. I was thinking this could be a symptom of purely obsessional ocd because they're specific worries that I cannot control. My doctor also tells me I wouldn't benefit from cbt therapy because i'm "too far gone"....eek. I've tried self help books and they don't do much. What kind of therapies would help me (if i'm not too far gone, heh)?