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  • 5 Fear of Contamination OCD themes

    5 Fear of Contamination OCD themes

    Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that is characterized by recurrent and unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions). OCD often involves obsessions and compulsions related to fear of contamination. This can manifest in a variety of ways, such as a fear of germs or a fear of dirt or grime. People with…

  • OCD and cognitive themes

    OCD and cognitive themes

    When we think of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), we often only think of it as a disorder. However, it can be seen as more than just a disorder with negative connotations – it can be seen as a combination of themes and thought processes. OCD is a mental health condition that is characterized by intrusive…

  • 3 CBT tips to deal with self criticism and depression

    3 CBT tips to deal with self criticism and depression

    Self-criticism has been found to be related to depression in a number of studies. One study found that people who were high in self-criticism were more likely to be depressed, even after controlling for other variables. Another study found that self-criticism was a significant predictor of depression, even when other variables were taken into account.…

  • Postpartum OCD: 3 common themes

    Postpartum OCD: 3 common themes

    Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, images, or sensations (obsessions) that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions). Postpartum OCD is a type of anxiety disorder that can develop after the birth of a baby. It is marked by obsessive and intrusive thoughts about…

  • 5 tips for mental preparation to the holiday season

    5 tips for mental preparation to the holiday season

    The holidays can be a tough time for people for a number of reasons. Studies have shown that the holidays can take a toll on people’s mental health, especially if they are struggling with depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions. First, there is the pressure to spend time with family and friends, which can…

  • 3 CBT tips to help boost confidence

    3 CBT tips to help boost confidence

    Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that helps people change their negative thinking and behavior patterns. CBT has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. I was always a shy person and I never felt confident enough to speak up…

  • 3 tips for using mindfulness to help OCD

    3 tips for using mindfulness to help OCD

    When I was first diagnosed with OCD, I was really scared. I had no idea what was happening to me or how to deal with it. But my therapist suggested I try mindfulness, and it has completely changed my life. Mindfulness has helped me to be in the moment and to not worry about things…

  • 10 most common obsessions of OCD

    10 most common obsessions of OCD

    There are many different types of OCD, and each person with OCD may have different obsessions, or things that trigger their OCD. However, there are some common obsessions that many people with OCD experience. I obsessively worry about making mistakes. I also obsessively worry about being embarrassed or humiliated. These obsessions cause me a great…

  • OCD, PTSD, and how to cope with both

    OCD, PTSD, and how to cope with both

    After my car accident, I was diagnosed with PTSD. I was having intrusive thoughts about accidents and feeling like I was in danger all the time. I was also hypervigilant and always on the lookout for potential threats. My friends and family were trying to be supportive, but I felt like I was struggling to…

  • 3 Tips for improving your confidence if you have OCD

    3 Tips for improving your confidence if you have OCD

    People with OCD often have issues with confidence because they are constantly doubting themselves and their abilities. This can be extremely frustrating and debilitating, as it can prevent them from enjoying activities or participating in activities that they used to enjoy. I have ocd and it really affects my confidence. I tend to second guess…

  • 6 meditation tips for people with OCD

    6 meditation tips for people with OCD

    If you’re one of the many people who suffer from OCD, you know how difficult it can be to manage your symptoms and live a normal life. But there is hope! Meditation has been shown to be an effective tool in managing OCD symptoms. Here are six tips to help you get started: 1. Choose…

  • OCD test: to check or not to check?

    OCD test: to check or not to check?

    People who deal with OCD can often feel the urge to check. Constant checking can become a ritual. Checking comes in many forms: making sure the door is locked, checking body temperature, monitoring relationships and checking to see if harm was done to self or others. Due to the nature of constant checking, people who…