False memory, if you believe it, is a delusion, although it's a strong word to use. I have been dealing with what I pray is a false memory for two or three days now. I don't know what to say that will be helpful to you in this except that you're really, really not alone in this. But, then my mind gets all irrational and tells me I’ve forgotten and when my OCD wears off all the details will come back:/. However real it feels, just remember that your mind is playing tricks. So, false memories (such as thinking you put your sunglasses on your desk when you really left them in your car) really may occur more for people with OCD. I’ve got an assessment on the 11th so hopefully that helps. I kept going over a memory in my head where I could’ve raped someone and a memory sprung in my head where I rubbed myself on my girlfriends buttocks when I was 15, but I don’t know if this actually happened. Like I remember “praying” and my mind tells me I did after which doesn’t really make sense to me. Try no sugar or low carb until your appt. It's still OCD, however it manifests itself. The mind is pliable and not always reliable! Yeah, I’m feeling a lot better today. I wish I knew what could help, but I hope that a bit of feeling less alone will do something. The worst part is when I’m just relaxing it feels like my body is use to the anxiety and panic and it still feels there which is so confusing to me. As I said, it carries with it an assumption of psychosis, although OCD isn't a form of psychosis. I’m just wondering, does OCD have the ability to make a false thought? I know that the average person wouldn't know what I was going through in mentally checking with myself, and therapists sometimes do not fully understand the extent to which this happens, so thats why I am here, wondering what people who suffer from OCD think. It's the ruminating that makes you doubt. But often what we have come to call “False Memory OCD” is not so much about the presence of false memories but about the need to be certain about the truth or falseness of our thoughts. Recent research has helped de… From false feelings, false fear. I had my assessment and I’m feeling better. Plus, i re-enacted getting into position, but I still don’t know what comes after. Little to no anxiety and no rumination. Every detail which, to me, I’d remember changes like, how long it was, what it felt like and what she was wearing or how she was lying. The fact that this false memory is constantly shifting its shape should tell you that it is not reliable! The images and feelings in your mind could be memories of things you may have watched on a film for example, which your imagination has taken on and then assumed it happened to you. Thank you so much, also I try to see in on a logical stand point, there was never evidence of rape and she would have definitely woke up. My OCD tricks me into having memories of things that never really … I’ve got a few questions just so I can understand my OCD. You’re right, the doubt is so strong and the what if is the hardest part of it all, it makes it so hard to move on. Again, I wouldn't say that 100%, but I DO think you can generalize and say that at least 99% of the time if it feels like OCD, it most likely IS OCD. It's normal for a teenager to think about sex a lot. It’s my only hope atm. Fighting against OCD involves allowing such thoughts to pass in and out of your mind without holding onto them. So these false memories may feel very 'real', but I think you know they are false. Thank you. I know it can feel like you're insane, but it's just OCD! This is because, while everyone has little doubts of the 'Did I really think/say/do that? Thank you so much. Even writing that fills me up with anxiety as I couldn’t imagine hurting anyone I’m going to see a Therapist on the 11th of this month so I hope that helps! I’m thinking of going to my local crisis walk-in center but I’m terrified. And that doesn't sound like you. I just don’t understand my OCD. There are lots of cautions about prescribing them for teenagers. I have no idea why she would do something like that, but then again people do a lot of stupid things and say a lot of stupid things when that angry. and she lifted up her shirt and I saw the bottom of her breasts. I seem to recall her saying something along the lines of "is this what you want?" I do have moments where I think "no that didn't happen" but other times I can envision the entire thing. But he told me it wasn’t “textbook OCD” and he said everyone with OCD knows their thoughts aren’t true and know that they aren’t what their thoughts tell them and know when memories are true or false, and he said me not knowing if it’s true or false is more than OCD. 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