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Offline thewalkindude

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I have no idea if this counts as OCD, but I need help.
« on: March 04, 2014, 02:47:04 PM »
The news usually tertifies me, but I can't not read it, especially when something major is going on. I feel likenI need to check it,, just to make sure nothing terrible is happening. Then, if something terrible is happening, I get obsessed with it. I need tto break this cycle. It's making it hard for me to function, especially with the Ukraine situation. I want to ignore the bews, but I physically can't
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Re: I have no idea if this counts as OCD, but I need help.
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2014, 03:37:57 PM »
Maybe try to wean yourself off the news by limiting how much you can read or watch each day? Like only one channel or only a specific amount of time? If you're looking online, maybe you could block the news websites. Find funny websites or something else to take up the time that you would have normally been dealing with the news.
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Re: I have no idea if this counts as OCD, but I need help.
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2014, 03:49:07 PM »
Oh, yes, the famous 'need to be in control' we struggle with... It seems that could be the core problem of our anxieties.
I think ocdgirl has a pretty good idea there.
Are you in therapy or taking meds for your anxiety, thewalkingdude?
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