have you ever considered your self to be OCD or been clinically diagnosed with OCD

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So I was wondering, recently I've been clinically diagnosed with OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and have been diagnosed with moderate to sever ADHD for years and still am quite ADHD when not on medication. But I was wondering more as to how many of you think your are or have been diagnosed with OCD personally, and suffer from it. I was put on Celexa medication by my psychiatrist for OCD reasontally. OCD is a type if anxiety that creates obsessive thoughts in your head that I know my thoughts drive me crazy and at times I just wanna escape. While im on medication it seems to be helping each day . But from talking to my Psychologist she says that my obsession with diapers might lesson, not disappear but lesson. So thats what brought me to here to write to all of you. Does anyone here them selfs suffer form OCD Anxiety. Love to hear back from you guys.

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I some times have symptoms of OCD, but do not have it. My therapist thinks I have some other type of anxiety disorder though. Anyway, welcome to the site, you should post an introduction.
 

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I have certain OCD tendencies. I get a taste for a restaurant and eat there until I can't stand it anymore. When I leave for work, all of my "pocket things" have to be in their correct place so there is no confusion or freaking out about "where is my thing?" later on in the day. I masturbate to an excessive degree, to the point where it kinda hurts and isn't doing it for me anymore.

So yeah...I'm probably borderline, if not OCD. That said...none of my tendencies interfere with my life. I am successful, and I'm happy for the most part. I just have a few quirks. :D

Oh! A big one I just thought of after I posted. On the internet, I have a tendency to go hard and heavy posting on forums, then tire of it and walk away for an extended period of time, only to come back and do the same thing some months later. lol
 

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I've never been dianosed with OCD but I do have some OCD tendencys. Door locks drive me crazy both house and car locks. They have to be locked wether I'm inside or outside. That and open doors. They have to be closed. Theres more that I've been noticing. Non of my OCD tendencys effect my job or personal life but I know some of my friends have noticed some of them and have asked why. I just tell them I don't know.
 

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All the times online you see people who claim to have OCD or aspergers or some sort of dissociative disorder and I think a lot of the time it's self-diagnosed. Sometimes people are anxious or slightly obsessive or silly things - that's like, human nature and stuff. And just because you're introverted or have anti-social tendencies doesn't mean you have some sort of mental problem. Maybe you can sorta relate to the conditions of a disorder doesn't mean you have it, even if you really think you do. The Wikipedia article of dissociative disorders is probably the leading cause of them.

As for people being diagnosed, I dunno, seems like doctors are way to willing to hand out drugs to make folks feel better these days (probably cause they're in league with those evil pharmaceutical companies trying to steal your money...). Like, how many kids are on meds for ADD and ADHD just because their parents couldn't handle how hyper undisciplined children can be (kids being kids? DRUG THEM PRONTO!).

Not saying that people don't have these problems, cause some people do suffer from stuff like this. But these aren't conditions that should be used like cruthces to cope with one's inability to deal with the gigantic tradgedies that are just a part of life. Being weird, not having a bunch of friends and going on the internet a bunch doesn't mean you have aspergers. Having excess energy and a lack of an attention span doesn't mean you have ADHD. Every person ever will tell you that they have a few OCD-ish qualities, but that's way different than having the problem full-blown. Not accusing any person in particular of this - that would wrong - so maybe just everyone on the whole. But yeah... ... yeah.
 

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I was diagnosed with OCD when I was younger, picked up the bad habits off my mother. In the end I went to see a psych-person (-chologist? -chiatrist? I can't remember, I was only 9!) and a food advisor (I can never remember if it's dietician or nutritionalist!) since it mainly affected my eating!
 

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I struggled with it a lot when I was a child, I found it very distressing but didn't really understand why I felt compelled to do the things I did. It got me a lot of abuse from my brothers and parents because they understood it less than I did. It was like a neverending cycle: Act on compulsion > Get shouted at > Become upset and therefore less able to control compulsions > Repeat.
From a very young age, or as long as I can remember, I was always "aware" that I was different or special in some way. I didn't think it was a good or a bad thing, it just ... was. It has carried on into adulthood and I am only just learning to accept it. Sometimes I still don't understand why I am here at all.
 

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All the times online you see people who claim to have OCD or aspergers or some sort of dissociative disorder and I think a lot of the time it's self-diagnosed. Sometimes people are anxious or slightly obsessive or silly things - that's like, human nature and stuff. And just because you're introverted or have anti-social tendencies doesn't mean you have some sort of mental problem. Maybe you can sorta relate to the conditions of a disorder doesn't mean you have it, even if you really think you do. The Wikipedia article of dissociative disorders is probably the leading cause of them.

THIS. I totally agree on everything. Way too many times have I seen people say "Oh shi- I'm a nerd. I have Aspergers." There's a damned good chance that practically everybody in the population has some sort of characteristic of Aspergers, OCD, etc. A lot of those things are just human nature. Some people are extroverted and some are introverted. Just because you're one or the other doesn't necessarily means that you have a mental issue. I'm introverted, have some obsessive tendencies, and I'm just plain weird, but that doesn't mean I have a problem. I'm just a quirky person. I can still function in society, after all. I think that people diagnose themselves because they feel like they can either (and I mean this in the nicest way possible) have an excuse for acting plain rude, or feel a sense of belonging in a group. Really think about it now. It's kind of like cliques in middle and high school. You have the jocks and the emos and the nerds. The labeling instinct that society has imposed on us sometimes doesn't go away past adolescence, which is why we have stereotypes.

Not that I don't agree with mental professionals diagnosing people, though. It's just that sometimes they really screw up on it and give teenagers anti-depressants for normal teenage angst and give kids Ritalin for being, well... kids! I mean, I have a copy of the DSM-IV on my desk, but that doesn't mean I go around diagnosing everybody with some sort of disorder for being who they are. If you have a life-disturbing issue, then by all means, you can go ask for help. I think everybody needs it at least once in their lives, and there's nothing shameful about talking to somebody. If it's not disrupting your life, though, then you're fine. :)

For me, it goes one of two ways in my mind: Either mental diagnoses are crap 90% of the time, or we're all just crazy in our own ways.

Long post is long and probably confusing and/or contradictory. Just your typical Nei post, but I think you guys should know this by now.
 

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A thing I forgot to mention: I hate it when people use OCD as an adjective ... it doesn't make sense lol.
"I am totally Obsessive Compulsive Disorder about my hair."
 

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Nothing bothers me more then self-diagnosis. Most of the time on the interwebz people diagnosis themselves with Aspergers and it is so annoying because I actually have it(Diagnosed by Dr. Mackin, of the Saint John Regional Hospital in 1998), and while I can accept that maybe some of these people online why Self-Diagnosis may possibly actually have it, it seems more likely they don't and are only using this self-diagnosis to excuse bad behavior. As an aspie I do tend to make mistakes, hurt peoples feeling unintentionally, or make a general ass of my myself, but afterwards I try to figure out what I did wrong and fix it. I accept the consequences of my actions, and refuse any handouts. So it's annoying when this false stereotype of Aspies being jerks and excusing bad behavior propagates, even though I do my best to better myself :<

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As per the original question, no I do not have OCD, but some of my Aspie tendencies are a bit obsessive compulsive, but nothing like living with actual OCD.
 
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I have disociative identity disorder (diagnosed) and seasonal depression (diagnosed). I sometimes worry too much, but I'm not OCD.
 

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A thing I forgot to mention: I hate it when people use OCD as an adjective ... it doesn't make sense lol.
"I am totally Obsessive Compulsive Disorder about my hair."

Here here! And I, too, hate it when people assume that cute little idiosyncrasies, like checking doors to see if they're locked or having to have their clothes just so, constitute OCD. I've lived (and suffered) with OCD for my whole life -- legit, DSM-conforming, diagnosed OCD. Those little habits and rituals that make someone stand out as "OCD" are the tip of iceberg, and they barely constitute "obsession."

Having an obsession with the lights being off means that you return to the check the lights multiple times, even after you know they're out, and even when you manage to pull yourself away, you still have anxiety that the lights might be on. An obsession about cleanliness doesn't drive you to wash your hands before you eat, it drives you to scrub your hands until they're raw, walk to the table without touching ANYTHING (or else you have to start over), and even then you still won't touch your food with your hands. Those are compulsive obsessions -- they significantly interfere with your life. And that's something like what I've had to live with.

As I've aged, things have changed, and I'm much less physically obsessive. What I do have a lot of trouble with are intrusive thoughts and circular thinking (which everyone always forgets is a part of OCD). Those really wear you down fast. It makes it hard to eat, hard to sleep, hard to be productive.

On a different note, OP, you identified your interest in diapers as an obsession (presumably a part of your OCD), and you said that you told your psychologist about it. I'm wondering if it was you or your psychologist who identified your interest as an obsession. Sometimes the psychological community assumes that because someone has a disorder, like OCD, all of their little oddities, like diaper wearing, are automatically a part of that. Case in point, I once had a counselor suggest that might my staunch opposition to sex was an obsession, when in reality it's because I'm asexual.

Do you, personally, really believe that your love of diapers is a part of your OCD? That certainly could be the case, but I think that's something really only you can figure out, since only you know your feelings toward diapers. I wouldn't want you to get your heart set on getting rid of your desire for diapers, only to find that medication won't help because your desire is not an obsession. If nothing else, it's probably a good thing to voice to your psychologist.
 
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I was diagnosed with OCD just about a year ago. I have severe anxiety and perform many rituals. I remember having OCD since I was just 4 and it got so bad, it interfered with my school work and I finally told my doctor. I got sent to a psychologist (they're weirder than OCD itself!) and got a formal diagnosis of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and severe anxiety. I didn't want to take the medication they wanted to give me because of the way it would affect my personality and I was about to attend a college program down in Florida and didn't want it to affect that. Personally, for me, I think this is one of the reasons I wear even to this day. I get very anxious when there is no nearby bathrooms even when I don't have to go.

Also, I have to agree with everyone else who hates when it's used as an adjective.
 

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All the times online you see people who claim to have OCD or aspergers or some sort of dissociative disorder and I think a lot of the time it's self-diagnosed. Sometimes people are anxious or slightly obsessive or silly things - that's like, human nature and stuff. And just because you're introverted or have anti-social tendencies doesn't mean you have some sort of mental problem. Maybe you can sorta relate to the conditions of a disorder doesn't mean you have it, even if you really think you do. The Wikipedia article of dissociative disorders is probably the leading cause of them.

As for people being diagnosed, I dunno, seems like doctors are way to willing to hand out drugs to make folks feel better these days (probably cause they're in league with those evil pharmaceutical companies trying to steal your money...). Like, how many kids are on meds for ADD and ADHD just because their parents couldn't handle how hyper undisciplined children can be (kids being kids? DRUG THEM PRONTO!).

I agree 100% with this I am diognost with adhd and I think the medicine is more like a placebo type of thing. It makes you calm down but only becuase you think it will. Thuogh one thing it does make you question things and it helps you think better some days. As for ocd I was never diognost with it but everyone jokes that I have it since whenever I touch the garbage or use the bathroom I HAVE to wash my hands or I wont touch anything until I do. Gets kind of annoying up in the mountains since I dont like hand sanitizer for many reasons. Lol
 

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I don't think it was OCD, but back when I was stuck in a bout of depression, I would always count every single letter in sentences I spoke or wrote. I tried very, very hard to keep the number of letters even. It was fun at first, kind of a game I played with myself for something to do, but it spiraled out of control and got pretty old pretty damned fast. Fortunately, the involuntary counting of letters ceased after a few weeks of antidepressants and hasn't happened since.
 

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Interesting how quickly an OCD thread migrated to Aspergers. Interesting, but not surprising.

While studying the results of the second AB/DL survey, I found that both of these were overrepresented among AB/DLs. 5% of AB/DLs reported having been diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, and 8% with OCD. These are two of Attwood's cluster of four. (ADHD wasn't overrepresented, but that might be due to general overdiagnosis. Tourette's Syndrome wasn't surveyed.) Early-onset OCD, Aspergers, ADHD, and Tourette's occur predominantly in boys, and are expressed starting in a similar age range to infantilism and diaper fetishism. There might be a connection.

Of course, the most important result of the study was that most AB/DLs don't have OCD, Aspergers, etc. While these rare conditions might make someone more likely to become an AB/DL, we can't equate any of these conditions with being an AB/DL.
 

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I was on Anxiety medication for a year until school started. I am now off the medication and it kinda sucks. Not sure if I have OCD, but I am an extreme perfectionist. I get really stressed out and alot of times emotional about anything. Mainly people. Im guessing everyone knows that kids in high school are mean, but to someone like me, they really get under my skin and wreck me emotionally.
 

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not sure if it is classed as OCD but I cannot stand any bank notes to be the wrong way around no matter the currency they all have to be the same way in numerical order. I will not leave a cash point untill i have it all sorted out, and the same if a group of us goes out and throws money on the table for the meal and tip i have to pick it up and sort it.
 

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I don't think it was OCD, but back when I was stuck in a bout of depression, I would always count every single letter in sentences I spoke or wrote. I tried very, very hard to keep the number of letters even. It was fun at first, kind of a game I played with myself for something to do, but it spiraled out of control and got pretty old pretty damned fast. Fortunately, the involuntary counting of letters ceased after a few weeks of antidepressants and hasn't happened since.

Oh God, I do this constantly. That's very weird. I don't do it with the written word so much as with the spoken word, but it can be intrusive in both those areas. Another girl in my therapy group does it too. It's such a strange obsession.

I've been diagnosed with OCD, but told it's fairly mild. I have PTSD and BPD and the symptoms of those bother me a lot more. I have had obsessional thoughts about ageplay stuff, so I can see where you're coming from, OP. However, I doubt it's the case for everyone and even for me the extent which I've had tem has been fairly mild. My obsessional thoughts tend to be about much scarier things.
 
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