Category: exposure-response prevention
How Guilt Sensitivity Affects People with OCD and How to Overcome It
Guilt feels like a painful counterpart of OCD, but that’s the paradox of the disorder. What it wants you to believe is the opposite of your authentic self, but it lets you carry the guilt anyway.
False Memory OCD: What If I Did A Terrible Thing But Can’t Remember?
First, since OCD is about irrational doubt, you have a critical choice. You can either prove or expel the doubt. When you do the latter, you flip it over to certainty. When you do the former, you enter OCD’s territory.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Three Powerful Steps to Help You See Uncertainty and ERP Differently
INTRODUCTION Are you struggling with intrusive thoughts associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? Do you want to know how to make exposure and response prevention (ERP) work for you? Then, transform your mindset in 90 minutes when you commit to reading this book and welcoming uncertainty. Philosophy: It’s okay for me to live with risk. THIS BOOK…
3 Crucial Reasons Why Exposure Therapy Fails In OCD That Isn’t Treatment Resistant
People who struggle with false desire in OCD usually think the solution is to work harder at preventing the feared outcome. In such cases, it can lead to a term known as absorption. Subsequently, these people conflict and become even more preoccupied with the obsession. In that case, the habituation process in ERP can be affected,…
False Memory OCD: Why Your Brain Gets It Wrong And How To Resolve It
Consider your brain’s unconscious mind when you find yourself obsessively worrying about a false memory. Previously, it will have picked up on something and triggered your brain’s amygdala to warn you of danger. As a result, it activates anxious feelings, so you do mental and physical checks to ensure things are safe, albeit unsuccessfully. Specifically,…
How Molly Unravelled Doubt In The Here And Now And Survived OCD
Molly was forever yielding to rituals because she feared something terrible would happen if she didn’t. For example, it felt to Molly as though she had to obey the thoughts in her head as though they were from an inner being, making her choose almost everything she did. It included what to wear, what to…
Relationship OCD: Why Groinal Response Doesn’t Make You A Cheat (Exclusive Content)
This article looks at an example of relationship OCD and the confusion of wanting and not wanting to be with a partner. In simple terms, it uses an example to discuss how groinal response happens biologically and what to do.
Obsessive and Addictive Porn Viewing: How To Tell The Difference (Exclusive Content)
Compulsions are the actions people do to make the obsession go away and reduce anxiety. In the case of a porn obsession, consider Sam, who has an unexpected intrusion, ‘if you don’t watch porn, the thoughts about it will never leave you.’