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How to Treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ? Research has estimated that as many as 3 million people in the US
alone have their lives interrupted by frequent and recurring obsessive
thoughts that they just can’t seem to stop, and compulsive behaviors
they feel intensely drawn to perform as a means of alleviating their
feelings of anxiety. It’s called Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, you’re
not alone in your struggle, it’s not your fault, and by finding the
treatment path that is right for YOU, I’m convinced you’ll find that your condition CAN be successfully overcome.
How does your Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) effect your life?
Does recurrent obsessive and distressing thinking interfere with
your life but you can’t suppress it no matter how hard you try? People
have said OCD feels like a “brain itch” they just HAVE to scratch.Do you frequently feel like you must perform tasks or rituals
“correctly” such as in a certain order, a certain number of times, or
with perfect symmetry?Do you KNOW your obsessions and compulsions often don’t really make sense but you STILL can’t seem to stop them?Are you overly focused on things like dirt or germs or other kinds of contamination that leads to compulsive cleansing such as frequent hand-washing or sanitizing?Do you feel drawn to repeatedly check things such
as door locks or appliances because you doubt yourself? Do you ever find
yourself checking to make sure you didn’t hurt someone?Are you compelled to count things?If you DON’T perform a task, ritual, or compulsion, do you worry that something bad will happen?Is collecting or hoarding a problem in your life or do you struggle
with other obsessive and compulsive disorders such as hair pulling
(trichotillomania), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), or hypochondria?Do you ever get afraid that you’re going to act out in an embarrassing or socially inappropriate way such as by suddenly shouting obscenities or doing something that goes against your morals and values?Are you compelled to seek reassurance from people or engage in superstitious or impulsive behaviors?Are you embarrassed or ashamed about your condition?