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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Overcome Phobia with Motivation

To overcome a phobia you've got to be motivated. General motivation helps, but a specific goal-oriented motivation is even better.

Are you struggling with a phobia? If so, how is it disrupting your life? In what way has it interfered with your freedom? What would you do if you didn't suffer with this particular phobia?

The nature of a phobia is avoiding that which you fear. For some inspiration click on this link to read an article about a mother who was motivated to overcome her needle phobia in order to give blood:

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/4547670.Facing_up_to_my_fears/

Motivation is key in facing fear, but it can often be necessary to learn strategies to face your fear gradually and with growing confidence.

Follow this link to learn more about overcoming a phobia

Monday, August 17, 2009

OCD is Marked by Compulsions: But What Are They?

"Compulsions" or "compulsive behavior" are a hallmark (Obsessions being the other) of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Compulsions are defined by repetitive behaviors (physical or mental) one engages in to escape anxiety. These behaviors can interfere with daily life due to their time-consuming nature and disruption.

There is a large range of compulsive behavior involving rituals, such as cleaning, checking, ordering, and washing. Mental compulsions include repetitive thoughts designed to counter the anxiety evoked by a disturbing thought, image or impulse. These often include praying, repeating various phrases, and counting.

Often times, compulsions are clearly attached to an obsession, but not always. Unfortunately, although compulsions are designed by an individual to reduce anxiety in the short run, they actually create and maintain more anxiety in the long run.

Reducing compulsive behavior is key in treating OCD.

Follow this link for more info on OCD treatment


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