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      Hi there

      im struggling! I have been diagnosed with intrusive thoughts but not ocd. I go through severe bouts of depression especially since having my children. I am always in fear that I’ve harmed them… I fear that I have done things that have being wrong. In a scary manner. I fear this most in the world. Is this OCD? My mind goes through stages where I constantly ruminate to condemn myself that I have done wrong to my children . It breaks my heart, takes my breath away and makes me so scared an unhappy….I feel like I’m at my wits end… I had a traumatic childhood , not loved nor given any sort of encouragement. but not sure if this has impacted on my adult life… any help/advice gratefully received.. xx

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        Forum moderators here; we’re very sorry you’re having such a difficult time coping with your OCD while being a mum – and we want you to know how to access more help and support.

        Here are some resources for mothers with OCD that we hope you’ll find useful:

        Maternal OCD: this very helpful organisation that helps mothers with OCD has website with lots of useful resources, especially in the “Help for Mums” section.

        It might help you to feel better knowing that Maternal OCD says: “OCD is also a very treatable condition and you should therefore see your GP as soon as possible if you think you have OCD and are not already receiving treatment”

        Maternal OCD explains how you can access treatment and support for OCD, starting with your GP – read more on this page on their website

        OCD Action also has information about more support for OCD; some is specifically for mothers. Visit our website to:

        You can also contact the OCD Action Help and Information Line to talk to or email someone who understands OCD. This confidential service offers help, information and support for people with OCD – they’ve helped mothers like you. Contact the Helpline by:

        OCD Action Skype/Phone/Zoom support groups:. joining a group can be very helpful, as you can talk to people who understand in a safe space. To find out more, on our Skype/Phone/Zoom Support Groups page, click on “I AM AN ADULT WITH OCD

        You can read about and search for local independent OCD support groups in the UK here (OCD Action is currently reviewing the information we hold for these groups. Please check this page soon to find a group in your area): Local Independent Support Groups

        And just please know that you’re never alone – OCD Action is here to support you.

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