Helpful OCD Links

Helpful OCD Links

We are collaborating with the OCD Treatment Centre in England, and highly recommend their resources, including this OCD self-test. Β  There is so much information about OCD on the internet. Below we are sharing links to the ones we find the most hopeful and helpful. Enjoy.

Recommended OCD Resources

OCD Foundation ocfoundation.org What is OCD? ocfoundation.org Materials & Fact Sheets:Β ocfoundation.org/materials.aspx Intensive Treatment Programs:Β ocfoundation.org/ITP.aspx Anxiety Disorder Association of America adaa.org Anxiety Social Net: anxietysocialnet.com Stanford School of Medicine: Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders ocd.stanford.edu OCD Center of Los Angeles (live and telephone cognitive behavioral therapy) ocdla.com/cognitivebehavioraltherapy.html ocdla.com/telephone-online-therapy-ocd-anxiety.html OCD Education Station ocdeducationstation.org Obsessive Compulsive Anonymous obsessivecompulsiveanonymous.org Tourettes Syndrome Association tsa-usa.org Trichotillomania Learning Center trich.org National Alliance for the Mentally Ill nami.org Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA marc.ucla.edu MedicineNet.com offers useful information on OCD as well as anxiety and other disorders.

Additional Educational Sites

Other educational fact-finding sites about OCD are included below. Education is empowerment, and empowerment brings wellness. Here is a link to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Also check out: AnxietyPanic.com For more information about OCD, visit the IOCD Foundation website. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Linked To Brain Activity Jeffrey Schwartz, M.D. site: http://www.jeffreymschwartz.com/ The Westwood Institute for Anxiety Disorders offers some excellent articles: Four Steps by Dr.Β Jeffrey Schwartz The Use of Mindfulness in the Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) by Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz Peace of Mind Foundation: http://www.peaceofmind.com/ Autoimmune Neurological Disorders: the connection between childhood strep throat and OCD Q&A with Dr Michael Jenike at Heathyplace.com: What To Do About the Obsessions Part of OCD OCD Recovery Centers of America ocdrecoverycenters.com

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7 days ago

I haven't posted in awhile, I'm trying to adjust to this new life during the pandemic, much like all of you. I was talking to a friend about Meta-cognition. That is, being aware of your own thinking. My experience is that people with OCD have a very high meta-cognition ability. They are aware that their thinking is OCD but just don't quite trust it. So, I have a question for you. I was watching A Beautiful Mind which deals with a disorder that is NOT OCD. But, this true life representation of a real man's life, in some ways correlates with our lives and OCD. His disorder caused him to see and hear voices and people. OCD does not do that,so don't worry. It is not the nature of the disorder. As he got older, suffering from what these delusions told him about himself and what to do, he finally came to a huge awareness. As he got older, the three people he saw and heard created by his illness, did not get older. They stayed the same age. He got older but they stayed the same age though decades. With that awareness he started to get better. He recognized his own illness as an illness and not reality. Now, back to my question and how it's related to us. Have you ever experienced a good obsession? Have you ever experienced a positive thought generated by OCD? I haven't. That' s meta-cognition or awareness that OCD not only creates black and white scenarios or fear but they are not true. In my experience , 99.99999% of any obsession is not true .And, it the 1/1000th of a percent is true, we can handle it just like everyone else. Does this make sense to you? It did to me. Next time you have any obsession, become aware that you have more control than you think just by labeling it OCD and pushing though it. Of course not easy. Nothing is except consuming large amounts of ice cream. πŸ™‚ But, I feel the more you are aware the better you get . JC ❀ ( I took this picture this year. We need more rainbows.,don't ya' think? ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

I havent posted in awhile, Im trying to adjust to this new life during the pandemic, much like all of you. I was talking to a friend about Meta-cognition. That is, being aware of your own thinking. My experience is that people with OCD have a very high meta-cognition ability. They are aware that their thinking is OCD but just dont quite trust it. So, I have a question for you. I was watching A Beautiful Mind which deals with a disorder that is NOT OCD. But, this true life representation of a real mans life, in some ways correlates with our lives and OCD. His disorder caused him to see and hear voices and people. OCD does not do that,so dont worry. It is not the nature of the disorder. As he got older, suffering from what these delusions told him about himself and what to do, he finally came to a huge awareness. As he got older, the three people he saw and heard created by his illness, did not get older. They stayed the same age. He got older but they stayed the same age though decades. With that awareness he started to get better. He recognized his own illness as an illness and not reality. Now, back to my question and how its related to us. Have you ever experienced a good obsession? Have you ever experienced a positive thought generated by OCD? I havent. That s meta-cognition or awareness that OCD not only creates black and white scenarios or fear but they are not true. In my experience , 99.99999% of any obsession is not true .And, it the 1/1000th of a percent is true, we can handle it just like everyone else. Does this make sense to you? It did to me. Next time you have any obsession, become aware  that you have more control than you think just by labeling it OCD and pushing though it. Of course not easy. Nothing is except consuming large amounts of ice cream. πŸ™‚ But, I feel the more you are aware the better you get . JC ❀ ( I took this picture this year. We need more rainbows.,dont ya think?
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