Pure O OCD - How To Treat Pure OCD

Jul 17, 2017

Pure O OCD - How To Treat Pure OCD

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A common sub-type of OCD is something known as “Pure Obsessional OCD” or “Pure O OCD” or “Pure OCD.” A person who suffers with Pure OCD will experience various obsessive thoughts, but will generally not display any noticeable outward compulsive behaviors (Hence the phrase...

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Ego Dystonic Thoughts

Jul 17, 2017

Ego Dystonic Thoughts

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When talking about OCD it is important to understand the difference between Ego Syntonic and Ego Dystonic thoughts.

It is important to recognize that obsessions are Ego-Dystonic.

As Dr. Richard B. Joelson explains,

“Ego Syntonic –  Ego Syntonic refers to instincts or ideas that are acceptable to the...

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OCD Glossary

Jul 17, 2017

One thing that can get really confusing when dealing with OCD, or anything for that matter is the terminology. I mean even “OCD” is an Acronym…which really stands for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. To hopefully clear up any confusion you may have, I have decided to make a list of common Words, Phrases, and Acronyms in this OCD Glossary. This way if you ever come across...

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Types of Compulsions

Jul 17, 2017

Compulsive Behaviors

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I will now discuss different types of compulsions and their role in the obsessive cycle. To recap the definition: compulsions are behaviors, both physical and mental, that a person engages in to alleviate, eliminate, and relieve themselves of the obsessions, and the anxiety or uncomfortable feelings caused by obsessions.

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Types of Obsessions

Jul 17, 2017

Types of Obsessions

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To put it very simply, an obsession is a thought. Obsessions are unwanted, repeating thoughts, ideas, images, or impulses that invade a person’s mind. A person experiencing obsessions usually does not want to experience these thoughts. These obsessions often are disturbing, disruptive, and painful for the person...

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What is an OCD Victory

Jul 17, 2017

 

So what do I mean by Victory? When I describe a victory over obsessive or depressive thoughts, I am speaking of a detachment or independence from them. I often describe my experience with obsessive thoughts like being held in a prison when I share my story with others. Therefore, a victory means escaping the prison of obsessive thoughts.

A victory doesn’t necessarily refer to the...

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What is OCD

Jul 16, 2017

What is OCD 

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When I first began on my journey to create OCD Victory, it was my goal to create something that I wish had been available when I first began seeking help for my obsessions. Back then I didn’t even know what obsessions were, I just knew that these crazy thoughts kept repeating and repeating in my head and I wanted help.

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