Episode #127 – Mentally Reviewing As A Compulsion in OCD and Anxiety

May 25, 2023

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In this episode, I discuss one of the most common rituals and safety behaviors in OCD and anxiety: mental review. While we all engage in the process of mentally reviewing old conversations and past events from time to time, when you have OCD and anxiety, this process can feel uncontrollable and lead to significant impairment and distress. 

I also talk about..

  • Examples of mental review and why giving into this behavior actually makes your OCD and anxiety worse over time
  • What to do instead of mentally reviewing and how to become more aware of it in the moment
  • Quick tips and strategies to feel overall more in control of your compulsions, even mental ones

Like this episode? Check out some of my similar content:

Podcast: What is “Pure O” and does it exist?

Podcast: How to Sit With Uncertainty for OCD? 

Blog: 2 Sneaky Compulsions You are Probably Doing 

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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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