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Brain overload, fears and possible OCD

Hello everyone, I am pretty new to this forum, was searching for a good forum to post that question all over the internet, but I think this one's the best. So here's my problem:
I am a teenager and am currently in a gymnasium, where I get perfect grades, but I also study 4-5 hours per day for them. And here came the problem. I had obssesive OCD-like thoughts with some hypochondria since I was 7 years old, and now they are here too. I am studying around 4 hours a day as I already say, not because that is necessary the best thing, but because I don't know how to say, I am obssesed with it. I just think that if I don't study, I'll have bad grades, and I don't know why but that's what I'm constantly incredibly VERY and abnormally afraid of. I'm studying for approximately 35 hours per week and at the beginning everything was nice and I was feeling interested into it, for obtaining new knowledge...but last one week it's like (I know this will sound weird) my brain is trying to convince me that all those things are not my own brain is rebelling against me in it, and with every day I am getting more afraid of getting a bad grade and so on and so on. It's like every time I try to learn, my brain throws out every single possible bad thing to prevent that. And I am getting more and more anxious, stresssed and scared last days. I've only been having like 5 hours of sleep for the last 3 months and I know that's not enough but when someone says to me I should relax and be free for some time, I think that this will make me just go into the wrong direction...can someone please tell me what to do, to stop all these thoughts and fears? Every kind of advice would be very appreciated. Thank you very much!
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replied November 30th, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Your symptoms are consistent with OCD with associated anxiety disorder. You would need anxiolytic, anti depressants and cognitive behavioural therapy sessions.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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