A 43-year-old member asked:
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am i insane or is it my ocd? what should i do?

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Dr. Laura Wuarin
24 years experience Psychiatry
We don't say insane: Fiona- if you have obsessive irrational thoughts and compulsive behaviors at least an hour a day, it often can be due due to ocd. This often begins in childhood. If the disorder bagan post-partum or in adulthood there are other diagboses that need to be considered- please see a psychiatrist.
Answered on Nov 25, 2013

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