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momeowee
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Hi! I came across ur post for other reasons. I’ve been diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder . I have trouble concentrating because of it. I realized something was different around 8 years old. Never told my parents or anyone. This was back in 1997. Today I found out my mom has ocd, never talked about it, and my sisters both have anxiety, depression… Always felt like the outcast. Talking in counseling helps a lot! Learned so much, I think most people have some kind of mental illness but because of stigmas still today, only the certain folks get help. I’m sure you will be scared to.try meds and u don’t have to. Just see how ur life is going now and is it worth just a try. U can ask pharmacist a million questions if u need, I still do. Maybe if its against ur families religions or something like that, it might go easier that u think. But u do not have to tell them. Start slow, ur family is there to support u though. Hope u find courage to keep going. Its for the best, let us all know how you do and are.