How to overcome Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?
Trapped into the problem of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?
OCD is unwanted thoughts and fears (obsession) that leads you towards some repetitive behavior (compulsion). This unwanted thought leaves traces of anxiety and they choose immediate gratification to get rid from anxiety. This leads to ritualistic behavior.
This very problem has caused problem for the OCD patients to get along in their everyday life and most obviously social settings. They feel as though they pass through uphill struggle while they get trapped around this problem.
This problem is mainly prominent in teens and adulthood but it has also been seen in children.
Symptoms of OCD:
• Fear of being contaminated by germs or dirt
• Also need to notice, fear of losing others/ harming oneself or others
• And also, fear of not having things you need
• Much taken away by religious or superstitious beliefs
• Thoughts that everything must be ordered and in line
• Having violent images and thoughts in your mind
• Repeatedly washing hands after touching something
• Constantly checking or double-checking things if they are on place
• Devoting much more time to washing and cleaning
• Praying and engaging in religious things excessively because of religious fear
• Hoarding unnecessarily with the fear of losing things that you don’t need
You may be too much taken away by the word called ‘OCD’. You can’t stop thinking about the things that causes you anxiety. As well as, you feel troublesome; you can’t concentrate on other things. And also, You feel socially isolated because of your problem.
You feel embarrassed to tell others about your problem or take an appointment with doctors or counselors for help.
Don’t let the problem dominate and your control your thoughts.
Self-help to rid of this problem:
1. If you find someone with the similar problem, discuss your problems and achievements with that person. Many people these days overcome by identifying people with similar disorder in internet chat room and sharing problems with them.
2. Stress management techniques and meditation can help people with obsessive compulsive disorder to reduce their anxiety. They can practice exercising and meditation which helps to strengthen their nervous system and improve their focus and concentration.
3. Caffeine, drugs and some medication plays role in triggering anxiety. Reduce your intake of these substances if you are addicted to them.
4. Family and near ones plays an important role in supporting patient with anxiety disorder.
Instead of threatening or scolding them to solve the problem, they must act supportive and acknowledge even smallest of patient’s achievement to solve the problem.
5. Get enough of sleep to keep you emotionally balanced and cope up with anxiety.
6. Write down obsessions and corresponding compulsive behavior as they occur. This helps you show how often they occur and what you do to reduce the anxiety. Writing the same thing again and again which help lose the power of obsessions and compulsions.
7. Find yourself worry period. Find out some time when you welcome anxiety that compels you towards ritualistic behavior. It may be 10 minutes or 30 minutes in a day. Do everything that worries you within this peak hour or worry hour. After that, concentrate on your work and don’t let anxiety disturb or interfere with your regular works/ social life.
Since OCD ranges from mild to severe, several treatments have been established to win victory over patient’s anxiety and behaviors. Instead of going to medical treatment get yourself self-help. ‘There is nothing called impossible. Think you can do and get rid of this problem. You are the change and change begins from within you. So, defeat OCD because you can.