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David im really heartbroken atm. I have ocd and i suffer from really bad intrusive thoughts and i imagine all the time that im doing something that i have never did but last night i did something really bad
what did you do?
I was praying and i got really bad blasphemous thoughts and the pocket of my roasary beads was somewhere in my bed and i got thoughts about the pope and stuff cause he was only the box and intrusive thoughts about preists and then i threw my rosary beads on the table and the fell on the floor and i masturbated?:(
is this blasmphemy?:(
these thoughts are from your ocd.
you can be forgiven for them and your actions.
i am a devoted catholic and i masturbated over them thoughts i never thought of that in my hole life until last night?
i masturbated over them thoughts?:(
you can ask for forgiveness for this.
you can go to confession and ask for forgiveness.
and you will be forgiven
but is that not blasphemy
no, that is not blasphemy.
what is blasphemy then?:(
it is different for people who have ocd and other mental disorders.
ocd is a mental illness and can cause you to not have control of your thoughts.
but i had control and i masturbated :(
when was your last confession?
a few months ago:(
then it is time for you to go to confession.
would they forgive me?
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are you sure thats not blasphemy?:(
yes, I am sure.
but i masturbated over religious thoughts:( is that not evil?
no, that is not evil.
you can ask for forgiveness for that.
it is not evil because you have ocd
and you are willing to ask for forgiveness.
do you know what blasphemy is for sure? :(
yes, I know.
you keep asking the same questions.
this is a sign of your OCD
are you on treatment for your OCD?
no :( im on sertraline just :(
what dose of sertraline?
you might need a higher dose of sertraline
talk to your doctor about increasing your dose of sertraline.
it sounds like your anxiety symptoms and OCD are not well controlled at this point.
when do you see your doctor next?
would cbt help?
yes, cognitive behavioral therapy help
and talking to a psychotherapist would help as well.
what does that doe?
have you talked to a therapist before?
it helps teach you to use your logical thinking to help you control your anxiety symptoms.
could it cure this?:(
you need to treat it for a long time.
you will need sertraline for a long time most likley.
there is no known cure for OCD disorder.
but you can get higher doses of your sertraline which can help your symptoms.
should i go to confession and tell them what i have done?
yes, you should go to confession
and tell them and they will forgive you.
and you should go to your doctor
and tell them about your worries
and see if you need your sertraline dose increased up to 100mg a day.
but i masturbated over religious thoughts and really holy things?:(
and your worries and anxieties and OCD and intrusive thoughts could get better.
I told you that you can be forgive for this
because you have ocd disorder.
are you sure?:(
and if i didnt have ocd would it be blasphemy:(
only a priest can determine in that situation.
do you think it would be?
it would determine on the situation and mental status of the person.
but all sins can be forgiven
if one ask for forgiveness with a repenting heart
it is what is in your heart which is most important.
if you ask for forgiveness and you are repenting, then you will be forgiven.
okay thank you :(
you are welcome
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