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Did i just commit blasphemy? i have ocd

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Did i just commit blasphemy? i have ocd
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

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JACUSTOMER-fh3g49zz- :

Hello David.

Dr. David :

hello

JACUSTOMER-fh3g49zz- :

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

Dr. David :

what did you do?

JACUSTOMER-fh3g49zz- :

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?:(

JACUSTOMER-fh3g49zz- :

is this blasmphemy?:(

Dr. David :

no.

Dr. David :

these thoughts are from your ocd.

Dr. David :

you can be forgiven for them and your actions.

JACUSTOMER-fh3g49zz- :

i am a devoted catholic and i masturbated over them thoughts i never thought of that in my hole life until last night?

JACUSTOMER-fh3g49zz- :

i masturbated over them thoughts?:(

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

you can ask for forgiveness for this.

Dr. David :

you can go to confession and ask for forgiveness.

Dr. David :

and you will be forgiven

JACUSTOMER-fh3g49zz- :

but is that not blasphemy

Dr. David :

no, that is not blasphemy.

JACUSTOMER-fh3g49zz- :

what is blasphemy then?:(

Dr. David :

it is different for people who have ocd and other mental disorders.

Dr. David :

ocd is a mental illness and can cause you to not have control of your thoughts.

JACUSTOMER-fh3g49zz- :

but i had control and i masturbated :(

Dr. David :

you can ask for forgiveness for this.

Dr. David :

when was your last confession?

JACUSTOMER-fh3g49zz- :

a few months ago:(

Dr. David :

then it is time for you to go to confession.

JACUSTOMER-fh3g49zz- :

would they forgive me?

Dr. David :

yes.

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions.

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JACUSTOMER-fh3g49zz- :

are you sure thats not blasphemy?:(

Dr. David :

yes, I am sure.

JACUSTOMER-fh3g49zz- :

but i masturbated over religious thoughts:( is that not evil?

Dr. David :

no, that is not evil.

JACUSTOMER-fh3g49zz- :

how?:(

Dr. David :

you can ask for forgiveness for that.

Dr. David :

it is not evil because you have ocd

Dr. David :

and you are willing to ask for forgiveness.

JACUSTOMER-fh3g49zz- :

do you know what blasphemy is for sure? :(

Dr. David :

yes, I know.

Dr. David :

you keep asking the same questions.

Dr. David :

this is a sign of your OCD

Dr. David :

are you on treatment for your OCD?

JACUSTOMER-fh3g49zz- :

no :( im on sertraline just :(

Dr. David :

what dose of sertraline?

Dr. David :

you might need a higher dose of sertraline

JACUSTOMER-fh3g49zz- :

50mg

Dr. David :

talk to your doctor about increasing your dose of sertraline.

Dr. David :

it sounds like your anxiety symptoms and OCD are not well controlled at this point.

Dr. David :

when do you see your doctor next?

JACUSTOMER-fh3g49zz- :

would cbt help?

Dr. David :

yes, cognitive behavioral therapy help

Dr. David :

and talking to a psychotherapist would help as well.

JACUSTOMER-fh3g49zz- :

what does that doe?

Dr. David :

have you talked to a therapist before?

Dr. David :

it helps teach you to use your logical thinking to help you control your anxiety symptoms.

JACUSTOMER-fh3g49zz- :

could it cure this?:(

Dr. David :

no.

Dr. David :

you need to treat it for a long time.

JACUSTOMER-fh3g49zz- :

:(

Dr. David :

you will need sertraline for a long time most likley.

Dr. David :

there is no known cure for OCD disorder.

Dr. David :

but you can get higher doses of your sertraline which can help your symptoms.

JACUSTOMER-fh3g49zz- :

should i go to confession and tell them what i have done?

Dr. David :

yes, you should go to confession

Dr. David :

and tell them and they will forgive you.

Dr. David :

and you should go to your doctor

Dr. David :

and tell them about your worries

Dr. David :

and see if you need your sertraline dose increased up to 100mg a day.

JACUSTOMER-fh3g49zz- :

but i masturbated over religious thoughts and really holy things?:(

Dr. David :

and your worries and anxieties and OCD and intrusive thoughts could get better.

Dr. David :

I told you that you can be forgive for this

Dr. David :

because you have ocd disorder.

JACUSTOMER-fh3g49zz- :

are you sure?:(

Dr. David :

yes, I am sure.

JACUSTOMER-fh3g49zz- :

and if i didnt have ocd would it be blasphemy:(

Dr. David :

only a priest can determine in that situation.

JACUSTOMER-fh3g49zz- :

do you think it would be?

Dr. David :

it would determine on the situation and mental status of the person.

Dr. David :

but all sins can be forgiven

Dr. David :

if one ask for forgiveness with a repenting heart

JACUSTOMER-fh3g49zz- :

even blasphemy?:(

Dr. David :

it is what is in your heart which is most important.

Dr. David :

if you ask for forgiveness and you are repenting, then you will be forgiven.

JACUSTOMER-fh3g49zz- :

okay thank you :(

Dr. David :

you are welcome

Dr. David :

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