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I am diagnosed with ocd, it is focused on obsessing over my intimate relationship. How can I help myself at home? Tips for coping and dbt- nicole

I am diagnosed with ocd, it is focused on obsessing over my intimate relationship. How can I help myself at home? Tips for coping and dbt- nicole

ERP! Talk Back 2OCD!: Ocd can rob ur life of fun & joy & it can really take a toll on relationships. The more u listen 2ocd & believe what it tells u, the more powerful it becomes. Have u had exposure & response prevention (erp) therapy? This is the "gold standard" treatment ...Can teach u how 2 say shut up 2ocd. Get people close 2u involved in ur treatment. Learn more via int'l ocd foundat'n http//www.Ocfoundation.Org. ...Read more

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Can delusions of grandeur be a method of coping/ ocd?

Can delusions of grandeur be a method of coping/ ocd?

Delusions are a: Psychotic symptom. This is not a symptom of obsessive compulsive disorder but I am sure that this delusion does serve as a manner of coping. ...Read more

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Any tips on how i can deal with these contamination OCD thoughts?

Any tips on how i can deal with these contamination OCD thoughts?

Refocus!: Ocd thoughts are so intrusive, so demanding. It is almost as if someone else takes over your mind. Take your mind back! focus on meaningful activities, things that make you feel good. Recognize that these thoughts are just words floating around in your head. Imagine an "off" switch that you can press to turn them off. Don't let your body become victim to your mental distress. ...Read more

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What are the causes of OCD people to think unwanted thoughts uncontrollably?

What are the causes of OCD people to think unwanted thoughts uncontrollably?

Tackling Obsessions: Obsessions =unwanted thoughts that get stuck in ur head. They can spook u ; trick u so that u come 2 believe the thoughts r real or that they mean something. They can also trick u into performing actions/rituals 2 chase away these thoughts ("compulsions"). See http://bit.Ly/ykpajd. We don't understand what causes obsessions. For help tacking obsessions, see http://bit.Ly/1azqpnh. ...Read more

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How do you cope with OCD unwanted thoughts overtaking you when your on medicine?

How do you cope with OCD unwanted thoughts overtaking you when your on medicine?

Erp+meds: The most powerful treatment is a combined approach which utilizes behavior therapy and medicine concurrently. Both can be helpful independently but when used together they can produce results which are better and long lasting. ...Read more

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Why do I ocd about something then I worry I'm purposely thinking the ocd thoughts and then that particular ocd session randomly stops?

Why do I ocd about something then I worry I'm purposely thinking the ocd thoughts and then that particular ocd session randomly stops?

OCD: Is subtle. We can obsess about obsessing. The good news is that when you become aware of it, your obsessing stops, if I understand you correctly. Please see a mental health professional who specializes in OCD and share your experience. It may be useful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What's a way to stop sudden recurring thoughts in someone that has OCD, if there're medicated, and don't normally have them anymore because of meds?

What's a way to stop sudden recurring thoughts in someone that has OCD, if there're medicated, and don't normally have them anymore because of meds?

See psychiatrist.: The fact that the thoughts recur means that the medication is inadequate in controlling the OCD or there might be a new stress that trigger the recurrence of unwanted thoughts. IYou need to go back to your psychiatrist for medication adjustment. The psychiatrist can also help identify if there are other explanations for the recurrence. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with OCD in 2012(pure-o). I've been having constant racing unrelated thoughts. I feel like i am nearing a breakdown, is this part of OCD?

Diagnosed with OCD in 2012(pure-o). I've been having constant racing unrelated thoughts. I feel like i am nearing a breakdown, is this part of OCD?

OCD: related stress can be what you are dealing with or it cold be a thought disorder. Is you OCD being treated? Medication can be helpful but you need therapy by someone who specializes in OCD. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What to do if I have OCD transgender thoughts?

What to do if I have OCD transgender thoughts?

"Sitting" with "O's": Obsessions r thoughts u don't want -ones that cause distress. Gender identity is typically formed by age 10, so unless someone has felt uncomfortable w/their gender as assigned @ birth from a young age, it's unlikely that they'd begin doubting their gender id in their 40's. As with any obsession, then label it as such. Try to sit w/ the thought instead of pushing it away. Try bringing it on, even! ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can get over OCD thoughts by myself?

It is much easier: To work on ocd with a therapist. They will help you with tips (behavior modification or cognitive behavioral) or help you try to understand what unconscious issues may be behind the thoughts (more psychoanalytic therapies). ...Read more

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How to stop my inappropriate sexual thoughts due to OCD ?

How to stop my inappropriate sexual thoughts due to OCD ?

OCD Can Torment: Intrusive thoughts -obsessions- of a sexual nature, incl ones that feel embarrassing/shameful, r not uncommon. Can b hard 2understand that someone having such thoughts doesn't want 2b having them. Remember: sexual obsessions r typically very distressing 2the person experiencing them. It's impt 2b able 2discuss obsessions openly. This exposes them 4what they r- just thoughts! www.Ocfoundation.Org. ...Read more

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How can I defferintiate between OCD thoughts and negative thoughts?

O won't stop: Obsessive thoughts need not be negative, though their persistence is uncomfortable. For example, a common obsession is counting. Once begun, one "must" count to 20, say. Obsessive thoughts that are negative -- imagining doing something dire -- generally channel other anxieties, and actually alleviate them somewhat, and only briefly. Their "attraction" is the thought, "what if i act"? ...Read more

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Can OCD/unwanted thoughts make you feel confused while they occur?

Can OCD/unwanted thoughts make you feel confused while they occur?

OCD: Hi, of course, do you recognize ur OCD thoughts? If you do, have you learned to deal with them? If you cannot recognize the OCD thoughts from the real ones then that could be confusing, I believe you benefit from talking a good therapist who's specialized in OCD. ...Read more

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Ocd and as of yesterday had thoughts of killing loved ones... What should I do?

Ocd  and as of yesterday had thoughts of killing loved ones... What should I do?

See a pro ASAP: Horrifying thoughts are typical for ocd, and usually not acted on. But when they are high consequence one must take them seriously and at face value. If you are being seen by a psychiatrist or therapist, please call asap. If not, ask your doc. Failing that, call a hotline. These thoughts can be diminished or eliminated. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a teen boy with OCD to feel really guilty about sexual thoughts?

Is it normal for a teen boy with OCD to feel really guilty about sexual thoughts?

Not uncommon: This situation is not uncommon. Is the OCD controlled or partially controlled? This adds to the normal "guilt" a teenager would have about this. Seek a mental health professional for help. ...Read more

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I have OCD and dealing with really disturbing and intrusive thoughts. How can I cope or manage symptoms?

I have OCD and dealing with really disturbing and intrusive thoughts. How can I cope or manage symptoms?

See answer: OCD is generally treated with therapy (interpersonal, CBT and/or exposure) and medication. Do see a mental health professional for a diagnostic evaluation and guidance. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ocd/basics/definition/con-20027827 I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are there medications effective in treating persisting, unprovable existential thoughts in teens with OCD?

Are there medications effective in treating persisting, unprovable existential thoughts in teens with OCD?

OCD medications: exist but having psychotherapy as well is the best combo for this situation. Psychologists who are trained in special treatments for OCD are best. Peace and good health. ...Read more