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Offline Billie

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« on: December 29, 2013, 06:02:38 PM »
Are there any success stories with self-treatment? There are no specialists in OCD in my area. Yes, there are therapists and doctors, but none that specifically deal with OCD. I've mostly just dealt with my OCD and not very well actually. But I think it's time that I face it head on and actually try to have a better quality of life.

I know there are workbooks, but does anyone have any specific recommendations?

I do take Prozac prescribed by my general doctor and I plan on working with her to get it to OCD levels.

All tips and advice are welcomed.
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Re: Self-Treatment?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2013, 07:11:15 AM »
I had fairly good success with CBT. I basically did it myself, still doing it. Therapists and psychiatrist should have fair knowledge of ocd and some might even practice CBT. Worth a try in my opinion.
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Re: Self-Treatment?
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2013, 07:49:50 AM »
Not suggesting this is the best way, but I treat all of it myself. With books, with journaling, with a degree of acceptance, with giving in to some extent, with distracting activities including exercise and daily meditation.

So I check and recheck before I go out, keep to routine as best as possible and try to recondition thinking with CBT. Am comfortable this way but, no doubt, there is prof. help. Guess it depends on the severity.
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