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Schizo OCD???

3432 Views 8 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  HelloJonathan2 recently I scrolled through some topics on this site...then I read this disscusion .... read the first comment about schizo ocd...

This sums up pretty good what I think I experience (or is it a psychosis or prodomal phase already..?) Anyway I thought yeah that's cool - until I read this...

"Nevertheless, although anxiety disorder does not lead to psychosis, and OCD in general does not progress to psychosis, sometimes OCD presents as the leading edge of schizophrenia, usually in a young person. In such cases, full-blown schizophrenia occurs within about two years after development of OCD. OCD and schizophrenia can also co-occur, strange as it may seem." I'm f/16 and I'm hell SCARED now...I'm young...does this mean I'm very likely to develop a psychosis soon or??
What do you think??
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No, you are not likely to develop schizophrenia or become psychotic. OCD is a co-occurring disorder with DP and a lot of other disorders, and high anxiety is typical with DP.

Take a moment to reflect on what you've done here. Because you're so anxious and obsessed over DP, you've searched the symptoms of it, and are totally focused on the absolute worst case scenario. This has gotten you worked up and terrified to the point where you're asking people if this worst case scenario is likely to occur in the near future. This is exactly how DP/DR perpetuates itself. It's an endless loop of anxiety and obsession over the symptoms that keeps you so anxious and upset that you hinder your own recovery. I've been there, and so have most people on this forum. For me, every symptom surely meant that I had brain damage or a brain tumor, and I obsessively thought about it for a couple of months. Unsurprisingly, it turns out I don't have brain damage or cancer.

Please, for the love of God, stop obsessing over the symptoms of DP. It creates so much unnecessary suffering and makes all of the symptoms so much worse. The sooner you break the loop of anxiety and obsession perpetuating themselves, the faster you're going to recover.
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