Non-OCD People Check Too

If ever you get the urge to say to someone who has OCD, “get over it”, think instead of how to help them through it. By doing this, and showing that you understand to some extent what they must be going through, you can help them weaken OCD’s influence and help them towards recovery.

Misophonia: How to Tune out to Disgusting Sounds

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.

What to do when a Phobia Becomes Obsessive

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.