You can find a Y-BOCS symptom checklist in many places online; you can download one from this blog under OCD info. Once you have the checklist in front of you, go through it as thoroughly as your OCD symptoms will allow. For instance, if you’re a perfectionist, Continue reading
Have you ever thought about the possibility of using cognitive behavioral therapy(CBT) for your own OCD? Perhaps you haven’t found a good behavioral therapist, can’t afford one, or just don’t live in an area that serve by someone knowledgeable in that area. The good news is that you can do this on your own! Continue reading
Somatic obsessions are thoughts or worries about one’s body, health or disease.
“Concern with illness or disease” may or may not be a true obsession, depending on how it presents. If the person is otherwise healthy, has no delusional thinking and expresses his thoughts in terms of worry or anxiety (as opposed to conviction or conclusion), this may represent an actual obsession. Continue reading
“Obsession with the need for symmetry or exactness” usually involves an urge or desire to have things appear symmetrical or be in the “proper place”. This might include lining up of pillows on the sofa, or items on a desktop. The obsession part of this is the urge Continue reading