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Violent OCD Thoughts Associated with Annoyance

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Old 04-07-2012, 10:18 PM   #1
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Exclamation Violent OCD Thoughts Associated with Annoyance

I've been diagnosed with anxiety/OCD, and have been getting obsessive thoughts about everything from violent unwanted killing/hurting thoughts to raping my dog and cannibalism. I would never do any of that, ever. Just recently though, I was upset with my mom about something pretty minor, and had a random thought pop into my head about hurting her pretty seriously or wishing her ill harm, even though I don't want that to ever happen to her (she's like my best friend), but I do have anger issues that I'm scared will escalate into something further - never a history of actual violence though. The problems I have are rationalizing my thoughts and trying to distinguish what I really feel from what I just think that's part of my OCD, because there are times I have violent thoughts like hurting someone I actually want to hurt and dislike. Please help! Is this at all normal, what are your guys' experiences with this, and does anyone get the really atypical OCD thoughts like raping and hurting loved ones and animals?

Thanks so much in advance.

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Old 04-09-2012, 06:24 AM   #2
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Re: Violent OCD Thoughts Associated with Annoyance

Hey, your not alone..
I have these thoughts often too and I know what you are going through. Recently my thoughts have gotten worse and I worry every second that I am going to loose it and actually do it. However, I truly believe that if you don't want to do it, you wont. But don't think you are a bad person because of these thoughts because you aren't.. you just have to be strong and believe that these are just thoughts and not actions.

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Old 04-09-2012, 08:32 AM   #3
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Re: Violent OCD Thoughts Associated with Annoyance

Thanks lovekg! I am by everyone elses' standards relatively normal. I'm pretty shy, but I have some good friends and a pretty stable home environment. It's just these OCD thoughts that make me feel like I'm on the verge of mentally insane or already so - but it really does help to hear that someone has been through this already. Hopefully you will be able to also stay strong and optimistic about everything, because I feel like people do have these crazy thoughts they'd never act out on from time to time even if they don't have OCD, they just never obsess about it. We do, but it's not because we're insane in any sense, we just need to know how to let those thoughts go as fleetingly as others. It's a process, but it'll happen in time! Thank you so much for your words again

Old 08-29-2012, 04:58 PM   #4
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Re: Violent OCD Thoughts Associated with Annoyance

these thoughts of harm can be very disturbing but they can be associated with what they term as "pure Obsessional OCD...obsessions of harm... mental obsessions and rituals...reassure yourself that you are a good person and this is another flavour of OCD...too many flavours for my liking..the fact that these thoughts bother you is an indication that they are not a reflection of who you are. OCD comes in a variety of disturbing flavors..If you have been diagnosed with OCD I assume you are under a Dr's care...(it is best from a specialist )if not attatched a referral to an anxiety clinic which specializes in OCD/CBT(cognitive behaviour therapy---therapy that gives you the understanding of OCD and the tools to help you take control of your life not OCD)
my son has been struggling undiagnosed for many years and has after many years of persistance been diagnosed with OCD?social anxiety..with mainly obssessions that are quite disturbing and controlling(last 5 years)
in order to get the best help you need not fear that the OCD is a reflection of who you are be open with the Dr

best of luck

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