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"ocd vs depression"

About: Sligo/Leitrim Mental Health Services / Sligo Adult Community Mental Health Services

(as the patient),

I struggled and was treated for years for depression. I was extremely anxious, had terrible panic attacks and I did not want to live. My GP was very efficient and referred me to the Mental health department, wow how my life changed! ! ! I met a CBT therapist in Markievcz house and she turned my whole life around, I found out I had OCD which had taken over my life and led to depression. The CBT therapist worked with me for I think 10 sessions, and with hard work, mindfulness and truthfulness I came out the other end positively.

Today I am a totally different person and I owe all this to that lady that was professional and determined to help me. I cannot remember her name and I think she has left the service herself now but I feel I have to mention the good work these professionals do and thank them from the bottom of my heart for their dedication.


Response from Caroline Owen, CBT Therapist, Sligo Leitrim Mental Health Service 3 years ago
Caroline Owen
CBT Therapist,
Sligo Leitrim Mental Health Service
Submitted on 16/05/2018 at 17:06
Published on Care Opinion on 17/05/2018 at 15:32

Dear Lovelife,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience of attending Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I am glad that you found the treatment beneficial for your OCD and Depression. It sounds like you worked hard throughout the therapy and I am delighted that your life changed and you felt so positive as a result.

I will share your story with all of the CBT team and I have no doubt that they will find your story very encouraging and appreciate your feedback. I wish you well for the future.



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