Being sure about something means going through the “what-ifs” to prove or disprove whether there is anything legitimate to worry about, and then still being doubtful.
Pure-intrusive thoughts in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are involved, disturbing, and more challenging to treat when they consist of a desire-intrusive component. This book, by Carol Edwards, examines this critical issue.
Carol Edwards 7 powerful tips can help you get back to study with little time to ruminate, procrastine or worry about failing. Her tips can help free your mind, help you focus and allow you to achieve the results you want.
Non-contact contamination OCD is when a triggering stimulus takes place by human or animal interaction without touching. Also, handling an inanimate object or through word association.
This educational document takes the reader through an interesting journey, in which the author (Carol Edwards), explores personal accounts of living with Misophonia (hatred of sounds) coupled with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Researched information, including a link to proposed diagnostic criteria as a standalone neurological disorder for entry into the DSM-5, is added to this fascinating description of one’s aversion to sounds, colours, smells and movements, with the added detail of grief, sensory processing problems and more.
How does ruminating about an obsession in OCD differ from worrying, generally? Usually, worrying makes people feel anxious about something … More
Gaining a balanced perspective in cognitive therapy addresses and puts right misplaced guilt. It redirects trait-guilt, and thus moves the barrier between the individual and their relationship with God. In other words, it demonstrates, objectively, how intrusive guilt is inconsistent with one’s true character, behaviours and religious belief. 1,700 words approx.
There is another factor to consider, which comes from Isaac Mark’s expression “obsessive phobia” which is not, as he puts it, ‘a direct fear of a given object or situation, but rather of the results which are imagined to arise from it’. While there is a distinction between a standard phobia and an obsession, an overlap can be noticed when a person shows signs of one and the other.
Exposure response prevention has been practiced for almost half-a-century and remains the most effective therapy for treating OCD. With Mindfulness integrated into the process this offers a solution for improving task engagement (in and out of the therapy room) and provides scope for preventing relapse.