Ocd Confront Your Obsessive Compulsive Disorder With The Positive Thought Redirection Technique!
OCD can be a pesky little problem to get rid of. In some cases prescriptions drugs will be needed to address the obsessions, the possible depression and other problems you may be facing. Popular medicines to treat this condition include Paxil, Prozac and Zoloft.
While prescription drugs certainly have their merits and are an important option to be considered, especially in acute cases, drugs do have side effects. You can use cognitive behavior therapy to both control the symptoms and reduce the anxiety, obviating the need to perform soothing anxiety reducing rituals.
Cognitive behavior therapy is a great way to address, confront and combat the obsessions and compulsions taking hold of your life. The basis of this approach is to try to reduce the immense and exaggerated catastrophic thinking that is fueling the anxiety that is the basis for both the obsessions and compulsions.
Did you run someone over with your car? Better keep checking that rearview mirror! What is that in the road? I better pull over and get out and look behind me! It felt like something hit my car or I hit something? The thoughts just keep racing, unbidden and unwanted through your mind. As the thoughts continue to run through your mind, the anxiety only increases.
The only way to soothe those feelings is to check the rearview mirror and keep checking it every time the negative thoughts cycle through again. You need to retrace your route 1, 2, 3 times or more just to ensure you didn’t hit anything.