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Unread 04-10-2008, 12:44 AM   #1
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Wanna hear something kind of funny. Well not really funny more stupid... grrrr.... A horror movie triggered my OCD, Blah... made me have a major depressive episode back in December 07 which I seem to have gotten better from. First off, I do not recommend watching this movie. In fact avoid at all costs if you have any anxiety issues. I was in remission from my OCD and anxiety symptoms at the time actually happy and peace. One of my neighbors had this great idea that we should watch the movie Hostell part II. He brought it over to my apartment, and I not knowing what it was, allowed him to put it on. Shortly after watching it, I started having flashbacks of the horrifying images portrayed in the movie, they would replay over and over. It was like being in a horror movie 24/7. I know that's retarded because nothing bad actually happened to me. It's actually kind of funny to me now, but I am still irritated that people can dream up and make movies so horrifying and evil, and make money off of it; Completely clueless that thier creation caused so much pain to someone else. Again I guess it's because my brain is jacked!!! Many thanks to the producer Eli Roth for triggering my anxiety disorder and taking away my happiness. I kind of wonder if the Zoloft I was taking at the time had somthing to do with my reaction to this movie. The movies was pretty horrifying though. Anyone else experienced anything similar? I have to laugh at myself for this one... but what I went through really sucked.
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Unread 04-10-2008, 10:31 AM   #2
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If any doctors or anyone can help here, especially about the meds causing a strange reaction like that to a horror flick... Let me know...When I explained my symptoms to my psychiatrist, she said it was possible PTSD from the movie and then started suggesting that I could be bipolar too and might need seroquel in addition to the antidepressent. I've got things under control now with my yoga practice and Zoloft, but I just thought it was a very strange reaction.... Only would something stupid like this happen to me *laughs*. Talk to me people! Let me know what you think!
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Well, I am not sure if you need more meds. But I can tell you I saw the movie and it was creepy and sadistic to say the least. Not much of a story line and gore to the max!

Hope you continue to feel better. I'd say stay away from the creepy horror flicks. Saw is one of them too!
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I've had this issue since I was ten and had my first bipolar disorder episode. Until recently I thought I was the only one that had these weird images that would go through the mind! Whenever I have an episode, usually one of the things that happens is that every frightening image, sound, smell, feeling. et cetera that I have ever seen on my own or seen in movies or photos comes flashing into my head. It is like a spliced sequence of all this horrible stuff going nonstop, especially at night when I am lying in bed. I used to just think of it as "the horror flicks in my head". Unfortunately I have seen many bad things due to my career (a mixture of psychology and police work) plus I enjoy horror movies and am also a WWII enthusiast. I have enough scary stuff in my head to last me three lifetimes! I know that it will go away though so I just tough it out; sometimes my doctor will give me the okay to up my Xanax a little. Yes, it will go away, but that also means it will come back. The scariest scenes are the ones of people who have committed suicide by using a gun to the head; I have unfortunately seen this several times. I just try to tell myself that this condition helps to make me more sympathetic to human suffering and makes me more compassionate. I never thought about it until I read this forum thread, but maybe there is a bit of PTSD giong on too from my work-related experiences. Thanks everyone for sharing....
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I recommend science fiction like the Star Trek,Star Gate SG1,Star Gate Atlantis TV shows,and movies. I've learned that if I watch horror movies,I don't feel very good after it. This is just my recommendation.

I have OCD,panic disorder,and sckizoaffective disorder,and have been living,and fighting these disorders for a very long time.

So enjoy TV,but if it's got you tense,and intrusive thoughts start coming into your mind,please be careful what you watch,and take into your thoughts.
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Hey, I'm Kristy. Had an odd question (sorry if i replied to the wrong one, im new to this site) but im not sure if its a disorder or not but my bf thinks it is. After watching any movie involving gore, (zombies, vampires, werewolves, paranormal) i act out of the norm. That im 'creepy' as my bf puts it. i also get fits of hunger during/after the movie. not sure what this is or if i should go to a doc for it. any suggestions???????
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Wanna hear something kind of funny. Well not really funny more stupid... grrrr.... A horror movie triggered my OCD, Blah... made me have a major depressive episode back in December 07 which I seem to have gotten better from. First off, I do not recommend watching this movie. In fact avoid at all costs if you have any anxiety issues. I was in remission from my OCD and anxiety symptoms at the time actually happy and peace. One of my neighbors had this great idea that we should watch the movie Hostell part II. He brought it over to my apartment, and I not knowing what it was, allowed him to put it on. Shortly after watching it, I started having flashbacks of the horrifying images portrayed in the movie, they would replay over and over. It was like being in a horror movie 24/7. I know that's retarded because nothing bad actually happened to me. It's actually kind of funny to me now, but I am still irritated that people can dream up and make movies so horrifying and evil, and make money off of it; Completely clueless that thier creation caused so much pain to someone else. Again I guess it's because my brain is jacked!!! Many thanks to the producer Eli Roth for triggering my anxiety disorder and taking away my happiness. I kind of wonder if the Zoloft I was taking at the time had somthing to do with my reaction to this movie. The movies was pretty horrifying though. Anyone else experienced anything similar? I have to laugh at myself for this one... but what I went through really sucked.
I totally understand how you feel. You see, I actually like supernatural themes like vampires, ghosts, zombies, demons etc. in horror movies. I don't mind thrillers with a good plot either like Disturbia or Prom Night. But what I can't stand is sadistic, pointless gore. To me, it's not scary, it's just disturbing and disgusting. I HATE Hostel, Saw, Texas Chainsaw Massacre etc. It's not even exciting. It's just disgusting. I don't consider those horror movies. To me, they are more like pointless gore movies. They are stupid and really, there is something about them that is just...off. Like, how can you possibly enjoy watching people being tortured?? It's gross. It's like you're waiting for them to die. Anticipating their slow, gorey death. And, you have to watch it too. Whereas, in Psycho and Supernatural the TV show, there is a good plot, excitement, suspense and some cool, creepy villian. It's interesting, dark and mysterious. So, if you wold like to watch something a bit scary, just go for the supernatural, haunting type horror. A good new horror movie is Fright Night, which isn't gore-based and is really exciting and cool! Sure, there is violence, but that isn't the WHOLE point of the movie.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 08:13 AM   #8
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Hi I'm new to all this. Had bipolar/depression for about 15 years. However have been stable really well. Unfortunately last week on thnews in a pakenham house had a kidnapped girl in it for two days and h had dug a grave.
It so happens the house shares a fence with m and is directly behind us. I Am scared and paranoid and fee like someone has stollen my sense of security.

I ma starting to take oxapemannand diazepam in large amount to fell settled.

Any word of advice would br greatly appreciated
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Hi guys,

After watching gore movies, I was upset for quite some time. I was paranoid with those images stuck in my mind. It used to haunt me when I used to go to bed in night. But, thank god that one of my best friend suggested me to do this Art of Living course. Its awesome, and really helps to control ourselves.

It might help you too, to calm and settle down from the emotional perspective...
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I have never enjoyed sadistic, truly human evil movies, and agree that supernatural ones I have always enjoyed, as you have described. Since TBI entered my life, I have noticed that those gory shows or human evil I absolutely will not watch. I do not think it is drug-related, but that is my opinion.
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