Over 30 years ago I was forced as a JW kid to listen to,"the end will come in the fall of 1974 or 1975.As a reader of the Bible I knew Christ said," no man knows the day or hour".
I constantly doubted this 1975 garbage, but was still subjected to listen to it.The CO. Fred Plumhoff would say on Sunday, in his closing remarks," we don't know if next time we see each will be in New system or not." The anxiety it caused was high.
I'm reading from The Harriet Lane Handbook from The Johns Hopkins Hospital. On page 556 under Obsessive-compulsive disorder it states
a)Prevalence:1-3% of adolescent community sample.Equal gender ratio in adolescents.Age of onset is usually in childhood and early adolescence.This disorder often persists for years
b)Diagnosis: Most common obsessions(repeated and intrusive thoughts) are fear of contamination, Obsessive Doubting
Obsessive Doubting was me, I was constantly fighting the brainwashing i was subjected to.
d) Management:Cognitive behavioral therapy is the psychotherapy of choice for obsessive-compulsive disorder. It involves exposing the patient to the anxiety-provoking thought and response prevention with homework assignments and education regarding the illness.etc
Can you imagine shrinks giving JW clients homework assignments dealing with their history, false prophesies, etc.
The "faithful and Discreet slave of JW's is neither faithful nor discreet.The mental garbage they pushed on their members is disgusting.