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Handling And Managing OCD
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Handling and managing obsessive-compulsive disorder can be very challenging and quite difficult at the same time. There are treatments and therapies available but they may have side effects as well that might worsen the condition. These side effects can create stress and depression on the patient diagnosed with OCD. The patient must know very well his OCD condition so that he may take other alternatives besides the treatments presented that can reduce the symptoms experience and alleviate his condition.

There are available support groups for OCD patients. Engaging themselves in these support groups can help them relate with the other patients. By this, they can establish good relationships that can redirect their obsessions and compulsions.

It is also important to maintain focus and concentration on the set goals and objectives. There is a healing process in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It is a step by step process. The patient must have the motivation to be cured from the disorder. The patient must bear in mind that the very important key in his recovery is himself, on how responsible he should be in coping with the disorder.

Engaging in activities that promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle is an important factor for recovery of the patient. These activities include exercises that help in having a fit and healthy body and recreational activities that help in redirecting obsessions and compulsions into a more productive and healthy thoughts and actions.

Stress must be properly handled too. The patient must also know how to relax himself from all that is happening in his surroundings. It is recommended to have relaxation practice like meditations, deep breathing, yoga’s and exercises that will make him fit and healthy.

Time management is also important. The patient must have a list of the tasks and activities he will be doing for the day. It is important to maintain organization in one’s schedule.

There are also four steps recommended to overcome the symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. First is to “relabel”. The patient must firmly trust in himself. He must have a strong belief that he doesn’t need to wash his hands repeatedly because they are already clean. Second is “reattribute”. The patient must bear in mind that the obsessions and compulsions that he is experiencing is because of OCD and not because of his personality. By this, the patient will realize that his thoughts and doubts are not significant. Third is to “refocus”. The patient must refocus his attention on various tasks. Whenever obsessions and compulsions are experienced it is recommended to shift attention from one thing to another so that OCD will not be triggered. And lastly is to “revalue”. The patient must not consider the symptoms to be very important but rather think of those as if they are nothing. By this, the thoughts, worries and doubts will vanish and will not be given much attention.


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