Episode #119 – How To Make OCD Worse (and What To Do Instead)

March 30, 2023

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In this episode, I go over some of the things that someone could do in order to ensure that their OCD would get worse. In other words, we go over some surefire ways to ensure that OCD is winning (which we don’t want!). But we also talk about what to do *instead*, so you can get the most out of your recovery.

Specifically, we:

– discussed some ways that are known to make the OCD cycle worse/stronger, including giving into compulsions immediately and using *all of the coping skills*, *all of the time* 

– discussed alternative strategies and what to do instead

– talked about specific tips including practicing non-engagement, defusion, and other strategies for OCD and anxiety recovery 

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Remember: this podcast is for informational purposes only and may not be the best fit for you and your personal situation. It shall not be construed as mental health or medical advice. The information and education provided here is not intended or implied to supplement or replace professional advice of your own professional mental health or medical treatment, advice, and/or diagnosis. Always check with your own physician or medical or mental health professional before trying or implementing any information read here. I am not acting as your therapist or mental health professional and this is not therapeutic advice. My goal is to provide you with options, resources, and information to make an informed decision regarding your mental health.
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