Our expert says:
Indeed, this sounds very like OCD. Though individual details vary, there are a few major themes that commonly turn up in these fears - often the uneasy feeling that if you do something in the wrong way, some harm will come to you, or someone you care about. Its a nasty kind o magical thinking. And one developes rituals, things you do to reduce or evade the imagined ( but completely convincing ) dangers. And even though one intellectually recognizes these thoughts as silly, they still are deeply bothering.
Fortunately, this condition usually responds really well the proper treatment. See a psychiatrist for a full assessment and confirmation of the diagnosis, and then discuss treatment options. Some medications also used to treat depression, can be extremely helpful, as can a form of counselling called CBT ( Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ) and you could usefully be referred to a psychologist to provide this, as the combination can be particularly useful.
Imagine how many pleasant and useful things you can do with the time and mental energy currently used up by these worries, when this is cleared up !
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