Q&A

Self-Help for OCD

Self-Help for OCD

What role can self-help play in managing the symptoms of OCD? Hear from psychologist and OCD expert Reid Wilson.

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How does exposure work?
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I know that anxiety has been framed as a danger signal "misfiring" - so the response to that seems like it would be feeling safe. Is generating feelings of safety necessary for OCD recovery?
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Do you advocate an approach focusing on changing the underlying belief system involved in OCD (over-responsibility) or exposure plus response prevention?
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Can I cure my OCD without seeing a doctor?
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I feel like I say all the wrong things to myself when I’m trying to work on my OCD. What should I be telling myself?
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