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Articles for intrusive thoughts
« on: April 17, 2012, 11:42:24 AM »
I have noticed that intrusive thoughts seem to dominate the OCD spectrum of anxiety disorders. Here are some articles that saw me freed from intrusive thoughts. Take them to heart.

http://www.anxietycare.org.uk/docs/obsessionalthinkingonline.asp
http://www.panic-and-anxiety-attacks.com/intrusive-thoughts/
http://www.ocdonline.com/Rethinkingtheunthinkable.php

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Re: Articles for intrusive thoughts
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2012, 05:09:43 PM »
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Re: Articles for intrusive thoughts
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2013, 06:27:58 AM »
i have also read the article rethinking the unthinkable by steven phillipson.its great,basically the technique that he has taught is based on the principle of classical conditioning and its name is exposure and response prevention.where u keep urself facing ur obsession rather carrying out any ritual to neutralise it.the key method is facing te anxiety and reconditioning the mind.its great
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Re: Articles for intrusive thoughts
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2013, 06:52:26 AM »
Great thread, really informative - thanks
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Re: Articles for intrusive thoughts
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2013, 08:05:37 AM »
I like one of the points here:

http://*****.com/lib/5-steps-to-reduce-worrying-and-anxiety/0006636

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3. Accept and observe thoughts and feelings.

The goal is to look at your worry thought instead of “looking through it,” LeJeune says. That is, you begin viewing these thoughts as “separate from yourself,” he says. You remind yourself that your thoughts are not reality. They’re not actual events. Separating thoughts from reality is called “cognitive defusion” in ACT.

There are various defusion exercises that can help. For instance, let’s say that you have a fear of earthquakes, and you’re in California for the first time. Not surprisingly, you’re on edge, and every time you hear a loud noise, you think it’s an earthquake. One way to accept and observe this worry thought is by imagining an earthquake gnome, LeJeune says. Imagine the earthquake gnome saying the worry thoughts in a squeaky voice. You might say, “He’s not very smart. I’m not going to listen to him.”

You aren’t trying to rid yourself of these thoughts but you’re trying to distance yourself from them.
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Re: Articles for intrusive thoughts
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2014, 08:23:51 PM »
I suppose most OCD is based upon intrusive thoughts, but the types of thoughts differ. Some pertain to numbers, others regarding placement of objects, some health and still others religious. Mine seem to be all of the above, but writing poetry tends to help. Does anyone know if there is any connection between creative and intrusive thought? Would the creative thought block or alter the intrusive thought patterns, because of using the same part of the brain?

Sorry, just throwing out thoughts here (and self-medicating through writing-lol).  :)
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Re: Articles for intrusive thoughts
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2014, 05:12:45 PM »
My intrusive thoughts are almost always constant but when I do art it all seems to fade away and I can focus.  It's a good distraction and I think creative things take a lot of brain power so there isn't enough for the thoughts.  Maybe this will help that's just what works for me
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