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OfflineFade_To_Black
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    #3802289 - 02/19/05 03:00 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Someone who i am very close to suffers from OCD. She continuously washes her hands if she touches something that might have germs/bacteria on it. She knows she suffers from this, and i was wondering if there was anything within my power to help her. I know its great to be clean and all, but you kinda have to draw a line when your washing your hands raw.

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Re: OCD [Re: Fade_To_Black]
    #3802512 - 02/19/05 05:05 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Cognitive behavioral therapy.

She could try and do it herself, but it if it's a thing that's been going on for a long time it's probably more advisable to get professional help. CBT has proved very efficient and it's a technique where one learns tools to cope with the stress. The person is then subjected to stress-inducing situations in small increments and gradually learns to handle them.


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Re: OCD [Re: Fade_To_Black]
    #3802623 - 02/19/05 06:47 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I have OCD really bad. I can't even stop the manifestations that arise as I type each word on the computer, so I am constantly distracted. I've had it ever since I was a young kid so I feel for her. Her best chances are to use a combination of antidepressant and CBT. This combination has always given the best results for the majority of people. She will definitely be better off if she at least tries this. The antidepressant stuff can often be troubling, but maybe she will be helped enough by the CBT that it won't be necessary.. who knows...

anyway.. good luck to her.. and good for you, looking out for her  :thumbup:


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Re: OCD [Re: Fade_To_Black]
    #3803138 - 02/19/05 01:59 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

As a past sufferer of OCD, I can sympathize greatly.The only real way to beat OCD is to practice gradually to do the behaviour less and less gradually and eventually overcome the associated fears.Its going to take a very long time to overcome it most likely but I have beaten it.To beat it you must break the repeating mental chains and continually do so until the fear and OCD disappears.

Im ashamed of my irrational fears but when I was younger and had OCD I was dreadfully fearful of being abducted by aliens.My OCD revolved around this.The nightmares didnt exactly help any.But I have also had my OCD revolve around the whole hand washing thing as well.Its a very terrible condition to have in general.


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Re: OCD [Re: UnenlightenedOne]
    #3803947 - 02/19/05 06:45 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

OCD has one of the worst long-term outcomes of any of the psychological disorders.

It's also been shown that many people with OCD use it as a coping mechanism for past trauma (PTSD)...So if you have both OCD and PTSD (diagnosed or not), and you treat the OCD, the PTSD gets WORSE and not better.

The obsessions distract you from negative thoughts.

behavioral therapy is a dressed-up name for "get over it" in truth IMO. I mean, it's nice to have a medical practitioner inform you that you should be running around the block at 6AM instead of sleeping till 4.30PM...But after one or two consultations, you get the gist - anything longer than that is just patronising.


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Re: OCD [Re: Fade_To_Black]
    #3804079 - 02/19/05 07:33 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

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Re: OCD [Re: World Spirit]
    #3804466 - 02/19/05 09:44 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Coincidentally, mushrooms offer a great deal for those suffering OCD.
I read a research report from Arizona State U.  It tested psilocybin on OCD patients and concluded positive results. :thumbup:
They originally got the idea to do the experiment  because various college kids reported "accidently" curing themselves of OCD, by using mushrooms recreationally.  :smirk:


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Re: OCD [Re: PeyoteZen]
    #3805060 - 02/20/05 12:27 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I too have a mild case of ocd, and have had it all my life pretty much.
It's an odd case, where I always have to scan over everything in my room, and I'm very aware of it. It is quite annoying, so I can sympathize.

Does anyone know if OCD gets gradually worse if not treated or taken care of?


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Re: OCD [Re: Moxemerald]
    #3805422 - 02/20/05 02:14 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

yeah, i think it usually gets worse. well, at least with me it certainly did.


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Re: OCD [Re: PeyoteZen]
    #3805819 - 02/20/05 04:49 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

PeyoteZen said:
Coincidentally, mushrooms offer a great deal for those suffering OCD.
I read a research report from Arizona State U.  It tested psilocybin on OCD patients and concluded positive results. :thumbup:
They originally got the idea to do the experiment  because various college kids reported "accidently" curing themselves of OCD, by using mushrooms recreationally.  :smirk:




Really? That's awesome! What sort of Obsessions/compulsions? :ooo:





I'm diagnosed with OCD too. But I obsess over topics of interest, and when it runs it's course and I find a new interest, I obsess over that.
Never are thing's complete. Sometimes it's because the projects are just too big, and sometimes it's because I obsess over too many fine details.
Sometimes I return to past interests, if I think it's appropriate for the present.

SSRI's are pretty good for OCD if you find the right one for you...I found paroxetine pretty good for OCD, except I did nothing at all, and I missed having passions etc.
I'm much happier on Zoloft...I still obsess, but I spend a lot less time doing it.

I don't like the risk of long-term movement disorders with SSRI's. :thumbdown:


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Re: OCD [Re: PeyoteZen]
    #3806539 - 02/20/05 02:00 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

university of arizona, not arizona state....but ya, what a wonderful little study that is :thumbup:


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Re: OCD [Re: wrestler_az]
    #3861283 - 03/03/05 06:47 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Thanks for the replies everyone. I let her read this thread, so maybe this will help her come to terms with the fact that she isnt alone on this one.


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Re: OCD [Re: Fade_To_Black]
    #3862480 - 03/03/05 03:09 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Well, you're either dipping your foot in the water testing how cold it is (psychotherapy), or you have the balls/gusto to jump right into it (the issue at hand, and subsequently getting over a fear). Dunno, tell them to camping and/or take a mud bath, just need to fool the mind into thinking diferently about the situation, not drug it.


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Re: OCD [Re: Fade_To_Black]
    #3867760 - 03/04/05 02:46 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Every time we humans do something we have an increasing tendency to do that something again. Each time we repeat it, that tendency increases until it becomes a habit. Over time the habit can become a compulsion. It's like playing a record and each time you repeat the behavior the stylus digs a deeper and deeper groove until finally it can't hop out of the groove on its own. You have to consciously lift the stylus out each time it does that. I realize this is easier said than done, but that's how it is when habits become compulsions.

Unconscious behaviors made it get that way, and the solution is more conscious awareness and a buttload of will. It took a lot of time and energy to get that way. It will take an equal amount of time and energy to reverse the process.


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Re: OCD [Re: Jellric]
    #4816490 - 10/17/05 04:47 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)



Edited by karubeer (10/17/05 04:50 PM)


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Re: OCD [Re: bugfungii24]
    #4816807 - 10/17/05 06:01 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

bugfungii24 said:
Quote:

PeyoteZen said:
Coincidentally, mushrooms offer a great deal for those suffering OCD.
I read a research report from Arizona State U.  It tested psilocybin on OCD patients and concluded positive results. :thumbup:
They originally got the idea to do the experiment  because various college kids reported "accidently" curing themselves of OCD, by using mushrooms recreationally.  :smirk:




Really? That's awesome! What sort of Obsessions/compulsions? :ooo:





I'm diagnosed with OCD too. But I obsess over topics of interest, and when it runs it's course and I find a new interest, I obsess over that.
Never are thing's complete. Sometimes it's because the projects are just too big, and sometimes it's because I obsess over too many fine details.
Sometimes I return to past interests, if I think it's appropriate for the present.

SSRI's are pretty good for OCD if you find the right one for you...I found paroxetine pretty good for OCD, except I did nothing at all, and I missed having passions etc.
I'm much happier on Zoloft...I still obsess, but I spend a lot less time doing it.

I don't like the risk of long-term movement disorders with SSRI's. :thumbdown:




heres a link for a consent form for the the arizona study...

http://www.maps.org/research/psilo/azconsent.html

about the man behind the resaerch...

http://www.maps.org/news-letters/v10n3/10336bry.html


heres another link on an actual study done...

http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/156/7/1123


research continues in europe from what i understand...

peace

cateyes


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