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I believe i was possessed when i was younger during a trip to florida. each time i think about it, i have fear and stress. could this be ptsd? or ocd?

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Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Fear conditioning: Experiencing extreme fear in response to a situation can be seen in a number of anxiety disorders. Specific phobia is a persistent irrational fear caused by the thought or exposure to a specific object or situation. PTSD consists of a constellation of symptoms in response to a traumatic event. You say you believe you were "possessed." Recommend exploring further with mental health professional.

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Last updated Dec 11, 2015

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