Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Tips
Tips for coping with OCD
Would you like some tips and advice how to deal with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?
This forum is a great place to:
- explore several tips.
- respond to tips / share your experience.
- share the tips that work for you.
What's your tip how to deal with obsessive compulsive disorder?
Tip 1 - Follow a compulsion protocol
A compulsive disorder is especially troublesome. It's literally the loss of control over your thoughts, they control you. Treatment may consist of following a compulsive protocol, sometimes possibly with medication.
If the compulsive disorder remains a part of your life, you can learn to give it a place in your life so that the compulsive thoughts and sometimes even the actions give you less bad feelings. A therapist can think along with you about how to do this.
Tip 2 - Check the tips at 'anxiety and fears'
Check the tips at 'anxiety and fears'
For tips about OCD, also check the tips about anxiety and fears.
Tip 3 - Wait.... this too shall pass
In compulsion, panic can arise when you cannot obey your compulsion.
My advice would be to give in to it one a little bit. Watch how it doesn't completely go as you would like it to go and try and literally just stand and watch.
And wait.... the fear will reach a peak at some point. But then it lowers again. But you have to patience to wait for that to happen. And you cannot do anything else then just watch it and feel what is happening. Remember, this too shall pass.
Good luck with practicing!
Tip 5 - Find a counsellor
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