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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.

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Response from Caroline Owen, CBT Therapist, Sligo Leitrim Mental Health Service 6 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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