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Do you have thoughts entering your mind that you'd rather not have?
Are these thoughts distressing?
Do you find it difficult to get rid of these thoughts from your mind? Do you have to check your door-locks and gas taps repeatedly?
Do you have mental rituals that you repeat?
What is OCD?
Symptoms: Over and over again!
1. Obsessive symptoms are
Repetitive thoughts of disease and death through contamination
Obsession with cleanliness: washing hands repeatedly
Intense need for exactness, orderliness and symmetry
Repeated perverse sexual thoughts and images
Distress by religious thoughts and images;
repetitive religious obsessions
Repetitive doubts with a need to know or remember facts all the time
Repeating of words, phrases and numbers
Mentally repeating certain ritualsMentally reciting prayer in a set order
Excessive hand-washing, tooth-brushing, bathing or showering, and grooming
Compulsion to repeat routine activities at home or at work
Compulsion to check the locks, gas and electrical appliances repeatedly
The Way it Repeats itself: 1-2-3-4-5-Do it again 1-2-3-4-5-Do it again!
The aim of therapy is to help the person gain control over their obsessive and compulsive behavior. Behavioral and cognitive therapy are main line of management. The psychotherapist will guide the person providing techniques and suggestions to unlearn some behavior and replace them with new behavior. It is necessary to educate the person so that he/she can take control of their management. It is a self-directed behavioral therapy. Graded exposures to the triggers are combined with encouragement not to respond to obsessive-compulsive thoughts. When depression is severe, serotonin-reuptake inhibitors and clomipramine are very effective. Medication needs to be continued for at least 12 months combined with regular assessment of the person. For best results both psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy are combined. Rarely is neurosurgery recommended.
Family support and cooperation are mandatory.
OCD Support Groups are only a phone call away on 1 800 626 055.
It's time to stop putting things off till the last minute! If you find that others have to remind you to get things done or if you tend to resent others for trying to keep you "on track," then you need to figure out who's driving your bus!
Stop your procrastinating by first recognizing that procrastination is a behavior acted out by your rebellious self. Don't be hard on yourself, which can cause more internal conflicts and more procrastinating behaviors and don't get into power struggles with those who are trying to keep you on track. Instead, call on your Adult ego to help you get back on track. Your Adult ego is responsible, logical, and unemotional; and it's your Adult ego who will help you get to work so that your Child ego can come out later to play.