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I have mild ocd. Don't wish to see the doc for fear of social stigma here in india. Pls suggest some cognitive behavioural therapy to practice at home?

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Dr. Barbara Srur
Psychiatry
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In brief: Use your brain....

You can never get rid of a thought by resisting it.
For example, if i tell you "you can think of whatever you want, but not an elephant" most people will way that the elephant remained. A few stated something like, "i thought of a pink flamingo". So once you know the receptive, intrusive thought, label it "that is my ocd", a medical issue in my brain, and actively focus on something else.

In brief: Use your brain....

You can never get rid of a thought by resisting it.
For example, if i tell you "you can think of whatever you want, but not an elephant" most people will way that the elephant remained. A few stated something like, "i thought of a pink flamingo". So once you know the receptive, intrusive thought, label it "that is my ocd", a medical issue in my brain, and actively focus on something else.
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