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The time has come for me to end the blogs on my obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD. As I mentioned once, writing them has been therapeutic, and hopefully helpful to others. The blogs have forced ...

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder--My Final Blog

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It has occurred to me that having obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD can possibly lead one to being self-centered. Because I have this disorder I sometimes find myself thinking that it has lead ...

Zelda Borges commented on Zelda Borges' post Can Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Lead to Self-Centeredness?

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It has occurred to me that having obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD can possibly lead one to being self-centered. Because I have this disorder I sometimes find myself thinking that it has lead ...

Zelda Borges commented on Zelda Borges' post Can Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Lead to Self-Centeredness?

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It has occurred to me that having obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD can possibly lead one to being self-centered. Because I have this disorder I sometimes find myself thinking that it has lead ...

Can Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Lead to Self-Centeredness?

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I’ve written several blogs on this website about my obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD, and the struggles to overcome it. Today I was evaluating about how writing about it has actually affected ...

Zelda Borges commented on Zelda Borges' post My Feelings About Writing This Blog on My OCD

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I’ve written several blogs on this website about my obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD, and the struggles to overcome it. Today I was evaluating about how writing about it has actually affected ...

My Feelings About Writing This Blog on My OCD

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I have mentioned the fact that during my initial therapy sessions with Dr. Romero for treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD, I found her to be rather strict and at times severe. I had ...

Zelda Borges commented on Zelda Borges' post Can a Therapist be Your Friend?

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I have mentioned the fact that during my initial therapy sessions with Dr. Romero for treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD, I found her to be rather strict and at times severe. I had ...

Can a Therapist be Your Friend?

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I am still not taking medication for my diagnosis of obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD. To be precise, my therapist does not think I have clinical OCD, but perhaps I have some form of this ...

Still Not Using Medication for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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After a long hiatus I have begun doing yoga again, in a group setting. I am in a class with the same teacher, and some familiar fellow students. Yoga can be of great benefit when you are dealing ...

I Keep On Coming Back to Yoga for Help with OCD

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I can only speak from personal experience as to whether or not your partner can help or hinder with obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD. In my case I used to think that my former partner was ...

Can A Partner Help Or Hinder Your Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

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How can you tell when your obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is improving? There are several ways-- of course, the most obvious being that you find yourself having less obsessive thoughts and ...

Different Ways that Improvement is Shown with OCD

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My therapist had always told me that when I was under stress the symptoms of my obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD, would become more acute. I had sort of agreed with her, and it did make sense, ...

Zelda Borges commented on Zelda Borges' post A Personal Crisis Improved My OCD

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The other day I finished my therapy session for obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD, and was walking out of the door of the waiting room that adjoins the therapy office. As I began walking down ...

An Unusual Event at My Therapist's Office

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The other day when I saw my therapist for treatment of my obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD I described an incident that made me particularly angry and I cursed. Within the next 15 minutes I ...

Zelda Borges commented on Zelda Borges' post Is Cursing OK During Therapy?

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The other day when I saw my therapist for treatment of my obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD I described an incident that made me particularly angry and I cursed. Within the next 15 minutes I ...

Zelda Borges commented on Zelda Borges' post Is Cursing OK During Therapy?

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My therapist had always told me that when I was under stress the symptoms of my obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD, would become more acute. I had sort of agreed with her, and it did make sense, ...

A Personal Crisis Improved My OCD

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The other day when I saw my therapist for treatment of my obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD I described an incident that made me particularly angry and I cursed. Within the next 15 minutes I ...

Is Cursing OK During Therapy?

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It used to be that I would often drag my feet when going to see my therapist for treatment of my obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) sessions. Although I never regretted going to see her I often ...

Zelda Borges commented on Zelda Borges' post Chit Chat with the Therapist in my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Session

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It struck me the other day, that even though Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD, is classified as a mental disorder, there is something that is very physical about it. If you can change your ...

Thinking Outside of Yourself for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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When you have a mental disorder, you need all the support you can get from loved ones, and even those who don't love you, but do care for you in some way. A network of this kind is essential. It ...

Zelda Borges commented on Zelda Borges' post Animals Can Be Therapeutic

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It used to be that I would often drag my feet when going to see my therapist for treatment of my obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) sessions. Although I never regretted going to see her I often ...

Chit Chat with the Therapist in my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Session

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When you have a mental disorder, you need all the support you can get from loved ones, and even those who don't love you, but do care for you in some way. A network of this kind is essential. It ...

Animals Can Be Therapeutic

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My last session with my therapist for treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD, was particularly difficult but yet satisfying at the same time. We began the session in the usual way, with ...

Zelda Borges commented on Zelda Borges' post Drawings in Therapy

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My last session with my therapist for treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD, was particularly difficult but yet satisfying at the same time. We began the session in the usual way, with ...

Drawings in Therapy

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My therapy for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), can often be tiresome. Like I said in one article, there are times when I really don't want to see the therapist. I have told Dr. Romero this, ...

Therapy Can be Tiresome

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My psychiatrist always used to mention, (and sometimes still does), the term "automatic response" in describing an obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), episode. In other words, your first response ...

Socializing and Keeping Busy Help My OCD

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It has occurred to me when I go to my shrink's office and have to deal with the office staff (who know my name by now), that they must wonder why I am there. I am sure that they do not know that I ...

Zelda Borges commented on Zelda Borges' post Overcoming the Stigma of a Mental Disorder

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It has occurred to me when I go to my shrink's office and have to deal with the office staff (who know my name by now), that they must wonder why I am there. I am sure that they do not know that I ...

Overcoming the Stigma of a Mental Disorder

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I have noticed that when I discuss certain issues in my life, or reach a crossroads where I have to make an important decision, family and friends will often say discuss it with your shrink, and ...

Mistaken Notions about Shrinks

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Someone who knows of my obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD, suggested that I try an herbal supplement called Gaba to help reduce anxiety. I had suffered some harsh side effects from Zoloft, and ...

An Herbal Remedy Could Help Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Medication didn’t seem to be doing the trick in my treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). A pill, different from the I had been taking, in very small dosages, had been proposed, but I ...

Improvement in my OCD: A Personal Account Continued

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The sessions with my shrink for hypochondria and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) remarkably improved, but the biggest stumbling block was the medication, for I did not seem to be doing well ...

More Medication? My Treatment for OCD, Continued

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The Anxiety Test After several sessions with my psychiatrist in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Dr. Romero decided administer a test ...

Zelda Borges commented on Zelda Borges' post The Anxiety Test: My Treatment Continued

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During the initial stages of my hypochondria and the obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) that became associated with it, I decided to keep a sort of journal about all the compulsive behaviors ...

Zelda Borges commented on Zelda Borges' post The Journal in Connection to My Treatment

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During the initial stages of my hypochondria and the obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) that became associated with it, I decided to keep a sort of journal about all the compulsive behaviors ...

Zelda Borges commented on Zelda Borges' post The Journal in Connection to My Treatment

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During the initial stages of my hypochondria and the obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) that became associated with it, I decided to keep a sort of journal about all the compulsive behaviors ...

The Journal in Connection to My Treatment

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The Anxiety Test After several sessions with my psychiatrist in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Dr. Romero decided administer a test ...

Zelda Borges commented on Zelda Borges' post The Anxiety Test: My Treatment Continued

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The Anxiety Test After several sessions with my psychiatrist in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Dr. Romero decided administer a test ...

The Anxiety Test: My Treatment Continued

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Early on my psychiatrist informed me that she and I were allies in the process of my therapy. One day she drew stick figures to illustrate our relationship; in one drawing there was a large figure ...

The Therapeutic Package: My Treatment Continued

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After a few sessions with my psychiatrist in my ongoing treatment for hypochondria and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), I finally started to relax and feel more comfortable. Earlier in my ...

Therapy Without Drugs: My Treatment

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In my last article I described the initiation of behavior cognitive therapy in treating my obsessive compulsive disorder associated with my hypochondria. I talked a little about my psychiatrist ...

Zelda Borges commented on Zelda Borges' post Interactions With My Shrink

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In my last article I described the initiation of behavior cognitive therapy in treating my obsessive compulsive disorder associated with my hypochondria. I talked a little about my psychiatrist ...

Interactions With My Shrink

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In my last article on my hypochondria and obsessive compulsive disorder, I talked about my first visit to the psychiatrist and expressed doubts because my psychiatrist seemed to have an ...

Zelda Borges commented on Zelda Borges' post Cognitive Behavior Therapy Treating My OCD

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In my last article on my hypochondria and obsessive compulsive disorder, I talked about my first visit to the psychiatrist and expressed doubts because my psychiatrist seemed to have an ...

Zelda Borges commented on Zelda Borges' post Cognitive Behavior Therapy Treating My OCD

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In my last article on my hypochondria and obsessive compulsive disorder, I talked about my first visit to the psychiatrist and expressed doubts because my psychiatrist seemed to have an ...

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Treating My OCD

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The counselor I saw about my hypochondria and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), scheduled an appointment for me with a psychiatrist who specializes in the disorder(s). After waiting for a very ...

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and the Psychiatrist

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Of course I had hoped that the obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) connected to my hypochondria would somehow just go away. I figured that I could somehow just reason myself out of it. It didn’t ...

Hypochondria and the Counselor

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I used to think of hypochondria as something that people developed because they had too much time on their hands, were too imaginative, or just craved attention. Then I developed a full blown ...

Zelda Borges commented on Zelda Borges' post My Hypochondria - Part 1 - Presumed Origins

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I’ve tried to trace the roots of my hypochondria, but don’t really know if I hit the nail on the head, or if I ever will, or if it really matters. The fact is, I am a hypochondriac and it is ...

Zelda Borges commented on Zelda Borges' post Hypochondria, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder