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Offline bbwire

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Any advice would help
« on: February 20, 2014, 11:28:11 AM »
So I was just wondering what you guys thought about this, I have ocd and I always suffer from intrusive thoughts I used to have "what if thoughts" but now it's kinda changed into "do you actually think thoughts" and I was just wondering are they the same thing? So for example I would have a what if thought like harm ocd "what if I could hurt that person?" Now it's turned into "could I actually hurt that person?" And when I ask myself that question it becomes hard to answer like it's so doubtful and abstract. Does anyone know what I mean? Are these thought the same as like what if thoughts? Any advice would help. Thanks
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Re: Any advice would help
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 01:15:39 PM »
Am no expert, but if invited to advise I like to oblige.

To me these thoughts are different. With me it concerns harm to myself. But, no, I could not follow through. The intrusive thought is one thing, action another. And you could undoubtedly not hurt another.
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Re: Any advice would help
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2014, 02:29:50 PM »
I didn't really understand what you meant, but it's like whenever I get these thoughts it's like I'll test myself to see if I actually think this stuff and when I do it's like it's so doubtful is that just the ocd? I can answer no of course I don't believe this stupid crap sometimes but I always end up doubting myself again! Does anyone know what I mean?
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Re: Any advice would help
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2014, 08:39:22 PM »
Anyone?
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Re: Any advice would help
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2014, 01:12:04 AM »
I would see the "what ifs" as a conflict of repercussion and the "could I actuallys" as a conflict of self-image or self confidence more internal.

What ifs would be results out of my control. Outer-personal

Could I's or do I actually think I's would be results of in my control. inner-personal

That was a deep question, I'm looking forward to reading more on this.
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