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Question weird ways - April 17th 2011, 04:16 PM

So i've been on anti-depressants for nearly a year, I'd say im slightly better. But a 10% improvement is better than 0%

There's a few little things that people notice that I do differently from what I used to. And now when I do those things, Im trying to remember how I used to do them and not how I would do them now. That probably makes no sense (sorry) For example, chopping vegetables, when I lived at home before University 4years ago, I just chopped them, but my mum bought it to my attention that since I've been home, for the past year, I have to do them in a particular way. I get rather upset if my mum cuts them up and does them the wrong size. It seems such a stpid think to be going round my head. It just seems thats what I do now.

I've got alot of stress in my life, and I guess I need alot of help with quite a few things.

Has anyone else changed in this way and not realised it until being told about it?
It's driving me insane, I dont want to be this way, I just automatically do things in a certain way.

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Re: weird ways - April 17th 2011, 08:24 PM

Hey there.

Could it be possible that you have a form of OCD? I know someone who has it, and she described it that when she doesn't do somethings properly, she feels something bad will happen. I don't know if this is the same with you but I thought I'd get it out there.

Could you talk to someone about it? Like a friend or carer? If it's bugging you, you should talk to them about it. Of course the forums are always here, as is the livehelp and helpLINK. I hope you get answers.

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Re: weird ways - April 18th 2011, 04:45 AM

As for OCD, it could be possible. Onset ranges from early teenage years to late 20s. However, don't get caught up in that possibility because it'll just give you anxiety.

To answer your question, yes I have noticed differences when I was on them, but the difference was that I was aware.

Don't view this as a bad thing. It could be possible that while on medication, the way your brain thinks about things (i.e. your attitude/mentality) has changed such that you might do things differently.

I wouldn't be concerned about it. If I suddenly became strict with how I cut carrots, I don't think it'd be that big of a deal.

However, to be on the safe side, if this continues, and if your other habits are worse, maybe it would benefit to talk to your psychiatrist about this. Because OCD does come into the picture in late adult stages for about half of the affected. Just food for thought.

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