OCD & Anxiety Treatment: The Lens of Anxiety

OCD & Anxiety Treatment: The Lens of Anxiety

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In this episode, I discuss the idea of the “lens of anxiety”. When someone is struggling with anxiety, there is a thin line between the real world and the world they are seeing skewed by anxiety. It’s like you see the world through a set of anxiety goggles or sunglasses. In this episode, I discuss the lens of anxiety and how important it is to develop awareness when you’re in the lens and to understand that you’re not seeing things how they really are.

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All right. Hey there and welcome to this episode where we're going to talk about the lens of anxiety. So again, my name is Matt and I thank you so much for tuning in. And in this series, what we're talking about here is just kind of these big picture concepts on OCD and anxiety treatment and really, um, you know, this idea of recovery and what that means, right? And this concept...

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OCD & Anxiety Treatment: How We Justify Living With Anxiety

OCD & Anxiety Treatment: How We Justify Living With Anxiety

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In this episode, I discuss how we often justify living with anxiety. To put simply, when our anxious minds come up with a potential threat and then we engage in a specific behavior in an attempt to neutralize the threat. We form a false connection. If the perceived threat doesn’t happen, we believe that our safety behavior prevented the event from happening. For example, if I wear my lucky shoes then my plane won’t crash. So we start to make the justification for continuing these safety behaviors and continuing living with anxiety. In this episode, I discuss the problem of justifying anxiety and why breaking these connections is crucial for your recovery.

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All right, hello and welcome to this episode where we're going to continue our series on OCD and anxiety treatment and talk about how we justify anxiety. And so, um, you know, this is...

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OCD & Anxiety Treatment: The Real Problem with Anxiety

OCD & Anxiety Treatment: The Real Problem with Anxiety

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In this episode, I discuss the real problem of living with anxiety and how anxiety is different from fear. A person who is struggling with anxiety will never see anxiety as the real problem because their focus is always drawn to the potential threat their mind has generated. As the anxiety grows, which inevitably happens, her/his life will tend to become smaller and smaller. In this episode, I discuss how important it is to first see the real problem with anxiety before getting help with it.

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All right. Hello and welcome to this episode where we're going to talk about the problem with living with OCD and anxiety. So again, my name's Matt Cottey and uh, welcome to the show. And so on. This episode really is going to be a start of a new series. And what I want to talk about is just the overall problem of anxiety and OCD, right? And in this, in this episode...

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Pedophilia OCD | Overcoming POCD | Intrusive thoughts

Pedophilia OCD | Overcoming POCD | Intrusive thoughts

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In this episode, I discuss Pedophilia OCD or P OCD. Pedophilia OCD is when a person experiences intrusive thoughts and uncertainty regarding the idea of being a pedophile. This will lead to various compulsions that include analyzing levels of arousal around children and avoiding situations where children may be present, in an attempt to keep them safe. In this episode, I talk about examples of POCD, some practical things to consider with the treatment process.

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00:08 All right. Hey everyone and welcome to this week's episode where we're going to talk about pedophilia, OCD. And so, um, this continues our series on intrusive thoughts. In fact, this is one of the, the last, um, episodes we're gonna make in this intrusive thought series because it still falls on that, um, that third category of under the umbrella of intrusive thoughts and the in the sexual unwanted...

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How To Overcome Homosexual OCD | Intrusive Thoughts

How To Overcome Homosexual OCD | Intrusive Thoughts

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In this episode, I discuss Homosexual OCD or Sexual Orientation OCD. HOCD is when a person experiences intrusive thoughts and doubt or uncertainty regarding their sexual orientation. This will lead to various compulsions that include analyzing levels of arousal in various situations and avoid situations that may cause the person to feel nervous or uncertain.

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00:04 All right. Hey guys, and welcome to a, another episode where we are going to talk about sexual orientation, OCD. Sometimes this is known as homosexual OCD, sometimes it's known as gay OCD, or you could even dare I say, call it straight OCD. And I'll explain that in a little bit because basically, um, this in this episode I want to talk about a subset of OCD where people analyze and obsess about their sexual orientation and it develops into an OCD cycle. And so again, this continues our series on intrusive...

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How to Overcome Relationship OCD | Intrusive Thoughts

How to Overcome Relationship OCD | Intrusive Thoughts

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In this episode, I discuss Relationship OCD. When a person has Relationship OCD he or she experiences intrusive thoughts and doubt or uncertainty regarding their romantic partner or their relationship as a whole. In this episode, I talk about examples of relationship OCD, some practical things to consider with relationships, and the treatment process.

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00:10 All right. Hey everyone and welcome to this week's episode where we're going to talk about relationship OCD. Now, um, relationship with again is a sub category of OCD in the intrusive thoughts realm or kind of that, that what you might call a pure OCD, right? And so like I said, I'm in this series. What we're doing is we're moving into kind of the last section. So we started with the religious obsessions and then the harmful obsessions. And then now we're moving into the love slash kind of sexual obsessions. And I'm...

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How To Overcome Responsibility OCD | Intrusive Thoughts

How To Overcome Responsibility OCD | Intrusive Thoughts

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In this episode, I discuss Responsibility OCD. When a person has Responsibility OCD he or she experiences unwanted thoughts related to being a potential danger to others or responsible for causing harm to others. In this episode, I talk about different forms of responsibility OCD, case studies and examples, and the treatment process. I also discuss common compulsions people engage in and how to apply exposure and response prevention.

TRANSCRIPT

00:00 All right. Hey there and welcome to this episode where we're going to talk about responsibility, OCD. So in this episode I'm going to talk about kind of what responsibility OCD is along with different forms that can take on as well as the treatment process. And I'm going to kind of introduce an example of a, of someone I worked with with responsibility OCD. So basically when we're talking about responsibility OCT, um, it's a, it's...

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How To Overcome Hit And Run OCD | Intrusive Thoughts

How To Overcome Hit And Run OCD | Intrusive Thoughts

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In this episode, I discuss Hit & Run OCD. With Hit And Run OCD a person experiences unwanted thoughts related to hurting others or themselves generally while they are operating a vehicle. I talk about some case studies of people who have gone through the treatment for Hit and Run OCD. I also discuss different compulsions people engage in and the overall treatment process.

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00:04 All right. Hey guys, and welcome to this week's episode where we're going to talk about hit and run OCD and also the treatment process for it. So again, my name is Matt Cottey. I'm a licensed clinical social worker and I specialize in OCD and anxiety. And, and again, in this episode I want to talk about a specific form of OCD called hit and run OCD. And this is again in our series on intrusive thoughts. And so, um, you know, when we talk about hitting Renault city, this is a very common form...

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Religious OCD -Scrupulosity - What if I offend God

Religious Obsessions - Scrupulosity -  What if I offend God

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In this episode, I continue discussing intrusive thoughts under the umbrella category of scrupulosity or religious OCD. In this second part of this series, I discuss specific intrusive thoughts related to fears about offending God, worrying about whether or not you committed a sin, and worrying if something was immoral. I also discuss different compulsions people engage in and important steps in the treatment process.

TRANSCRIPT

All right. Hey there everyone, and welcome to a new episode where we're going to talk about religious obsessions and specifically the fear of offending God. And so in this episode, this is a continuation on our series on intrusive thoughts. And specifically, you know, generally speaking, we're talking about OCD, but this can be any form of anxiety, right? Um, but with OCD, what happens is people get, you know, these intrusive thoughts that...

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Religious OCD - Scrupulosity - What if I go to hell

Religious OCD - Scrupulosity - What if I go to hell

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In this episode, I discuss a sub-type of intrusive thoughts commonly known as scrupulosity. Scrupulosity is a form of OCD & Anxiety where the person becomes focused on religious or moral issues. In this first part of this series, I discuss specific intrusive thoughts related to fears about hell, the devil, and going to hell. I also discuss different compulsions people engage in and a few very important steps in the treatment process.

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alright hey there everyone and welcome to this episode where we're gonna talk about religious obsessive thoughts okay so my name is Matt kotti and I'm a licensed clinical social worker and I'm the founder of restored minds and again on this episode what I wanted to do is you know we're in this series on intrusive thoughts right and so I wanted to kind of break down the the three main sub categories and then talk about specific...
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