hit and run ocd

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   Posted 8/26/2010 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I cant believe im back here, ive visited this forum for a few years with my own anxiety problems, now cured, but now my hubby has this 'hit and run' OCD id never heard of it until the other day, he has had it about 10 years, but just recently its got unbearable for him. We have a caravan and he tows it usually, now im in the driving seat shocked

This happened because of an accident where an old lady walked behind the car whilst he was reversing she died :( a few weeks later, the police were harsh with him, but it was just a tragic accident.

Has anyone heard of it, had it or knows some who has?

Many thanks.


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   Posted 8/26/2010 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, sorry to hear about that! Sounds as if your husband could also have PTSD. Even though it was not his fault, he could still be traumatized by the magnitutde of the accident. Did he seek therapy for that? If not, I would strongly urge him to. These things can get worse with time, not better. Congratulations on your recovery, now it sounds like you are in a postion to help your husband, good luck!
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   Posted 8/26/2010 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I have heard of this and hit and run OCD is generally about people who obsess that they may have hit or could have hit someone.  It is not necessarily someone who has hit anyone in the past.
It feels more to me like your husband has PTSD from his own real experience with the car accident.  Is he seeing a therapist ?  I am so sorry to read of his problems.
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