Q. What is the reason for OCD and fear of something bad happening?

Answered by
Dr. Aneel Kumar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 18, 2018

Hello doctor,

For the past one year without my knowledge, I have been suffering from OCD thoughts and am not able to do even small things like watching a particular movie, read a book, wear a particular shirt, etc., because of the fear of something bad might happen. For example, a few months back I wanted to watch a tv series and started, the next day morning something disappointing thing happened. Then I stopped it. Even though I wanted to start to watch, I was having this thought of fear that something bad might happen again. This happens for even small things. So I wanted to come out of these thoughts and lead a normal life. Please help me with your valuable suggestions.



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Yes, you have an obsessive thought, especially obsessional phobias. You are relating these thoughts to something worse which might happen, during this period tray to say stop to these thoughts every time they come into your mind and ask yourself that is there anything which happened in a way the way your mind thinks or for which you are feared of. It means you are so stuck to your thoughts and developed a fear that worse might happen so better to say stop these thoughts and get yourself busy in daily activities and go for walk daily at least for 30 to 45 minutes in a day, see the response in next week. If you cannot control, then medication can be started.

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