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  1. My advice to you is to stop copying and pasting links from other websites, and spend some time reading the excellent advice within the forum. If you are insistent that we are nothing more than 'compulsive helpers' then it really is indicative of a lack of understanding about a) what OCD/CBT is and b) how our forum works. Goodnight.
  2. Stick to your definition???? I wish I could, except I don't have a clue what you are on about. P.S. I am surprised to see you back after what you said in your forum 'resignation' of last weekend!
  3. q.e.d ??? I am talking about good anxiety from an OCD perspective. There is no 'good anxiety' from an OCD perspective.
  4. Not every compulsion is part of OCD. If a compulsion is not preceeded by an obsession or not triggering a problem/distress/anxiety then it is not OCD.
  5. You are making stuff up that is unhelpful, there is no such thing as good anxiety. Treatment is all about changing our responses to our thoughts, and in doing so will change our anxiety response. Just sitting with anxiety is not good anxiety. As we have said many times during your time/s here, doing an ERP exercise is only half the treatment for OCD. It might help a person stop doing a compulsion of some kind, but in most cases the obsessive fear is not fully dealt with without the cognitive side, and the anxiety will most likely be ever present.
  6. Another 'sub-type' of OCD nonsense by the American Dr. It's nothing more than 'rumination'. Well that is the only treatment the charity can and does advocate, so if you want different advice you are at the wrong forum. But replacing bad memories with good memories is not a problem, is that not what everybody tries to do?
  7. There is good anxiety, i.e. you step into the road, you hear the screech of a car and your anxiety shoots up and you jump back onto the pavement. From an OCD perspective I have no idea what you mean by good and bad anxiety. OCD is an anxiety disorder, so do a compulsion, resist a compulsion the anxiety will remain, if you don't treat OCD. Not with ERP, but with CBT. By the sounds of it, you need to focus on the cognitive aspect of therapy.
  8. Sorry Bruces, But I am not allowing this type of discussion on our forums. We have been here time and time again and these posts clearly don't help you because they keep being repeated, and they sure as hell don't help other people on the forum. I am more than willing to help you and support you, but to work towards recovery not ending it. Ashley.
  9. The prescribing GP should really have spoken to her about this David. The reality is that sadly, every individual will have very different responses to meds so I am not sure other peoples experiences will necessarily help your friend I am afraid.
  10. I perhaps can't help or advise you then, other than my comments above, they don't seem to be very experienced in treating OCD. You might want to check with one of the US charities for OCD for list of recommended therapists. Have a look at our website for details about CBT. You can read more about CBT and watch a video on our website here:
  11. To say something bad about your dad, write something down about your dad that is bad and look at it hourly for a few days. I think that may be two examples of an OCD exposure exercise for that fear. But like I always say, ERP on its own is pointless if we don't look at our underlying fear and worries and thought processes.
  12. Yep, possibly. Are you in the UK? It's possible you are going through the IAPT service, and they want to refer you to secondary care, which if that is the case they are at least following the right process for stepping you up for treatment. No, I am afraid this person clearly does not understand OCD. So I would welcome the opportunity to see someone more experienced if this was me.
  13. I have not fully read the book, to be honest the bits I did read I was not enjoying, so it's still on my 'to read' pile. I am not sure how including that explanation in an OCD book is overly helpful, but by the same token it is not the book that is causing your obsessions and anxiety to increase, it is your OCD. It's important to say that just because some people might be happy to hurt other people, does not mean you will hurt someone. For example, I often have the urge to want to punch certain people in the head (not anyone on here I should add), but just because I have the thought, and would quite like to punch someone like Donald Trump does not mean I am actually going to do it, even if the opportunity arose. As mentioned above, it's triggered you because you're still in the grip of OCD So, what next? What can you do about it so that one day you can read such books, and even if the words are distasteful to you does not lead to an increase in anxiety and obsessions?
  14. I think that's perhaps a better way to view these types of courses (the good ones that is), use them as an additional resource whilst waiting for CBT, rather than programs to use 'instead' of therapy. I would also recommend reading Break free from OCD and Pulling the Trigger.
  15. Ok, well fingers crossed they can help you. With the one session missed, I assume you will be offered that additionally at a later stage?