Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), a form of anxiety disorder
characterized by obsession followed by a compulsive reaction done by the
victim to reduce the tendency or stop the occurrence of his obsession, is
a serious situation that needs special attention. A patient can pose
danger to oneself and others if not treated immediately and effectively.
Overcoming OCD can only work if practiced and done correctly and
Countering OCD can begin by knowing how to control obsession. Most of the
times OCD starts from obsession and this obsession begin to form
uncontrollable and unreasonable thoughts preoccupying the victim's mind
causing the body to act differently. Treatment can start from obsession
which can trigger the rest of the process.
Exposure and ritual prevention, a victim must knowingly think and allow
the flow of his obsession, is one proven cure for the disorder. Once
obsession takes place, the victim should not perform any necessary bodily
reaction to try to counter the obsession, allowing obsession to become
tolerable to the victim without any response to it. Let the obsession
continue and do nothing to stop it.
Normal attempts would include guiding the victim to situations triggering
the strike of his obsession. The victim may not be able to control the
obsession, but can control the compulsive reaction that the body will
perform every time obsession takes place.
Regularly doing this gives the victim the strength to balance the
obsessive thoughts and compulsive reaction he is about to perform. This
can result to fully eliminating the compulsion that the victim would
normally do every time it occurs.
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