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Darby

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To cut straight to the chase, I've heard the real weakness OCD has is when you do anti-OCD actions, basically stuff you're trying to avoid. Somehow you've got to confront your fears yet ignore them (not do any safety behaviours) it's so hard though.

I thought the idea was to ignore your intrusive thoughts and let them go... somehow but surely this anti-ocd thing does the opposite of that and means you're focusing on your thoughts.

I just feel the two things contradict each other, anybody got any knowledge in this field? Thanks a million.
 
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You can't just ignore or mind over matter o.c.d. I have o.c.d. the more I try to ignore intrusive thoughts the more I think them! The more I try to fight repetitive behaviours the more I do them! My o.c.d. was one of the things that drove me to a suicide attempt and a mental institution back in 2005! O.c.d. is horrible and needs to be treated seriously. It can cost people their own lives just like any other mental illness.
 
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