Our expert says:
First and wisest step towards soling these problems would be to see a good local psychiatrist for a full assessment and diagnosis, followed by a discussion of your treatment options. Sounds like a variety of OCD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Fortunately this, and some other possibilities, usually respond really well to proper treatment, which may use medications such as some also used to treat depression, and also CBT, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, which is a talking therapy involving unlearning bad habits of thought and behaviour, and replacing them with more fruitful responses. Within months, or maybe even sooner, you could be feeling a great deal better, and be regaining control over the symptoms which trouble you.
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