3 Things I Wish I Had Known About OCD Treatment

After a decade of struggling, multiple tries at talk therapy and several failed prescriptions, I remember feeling relieved when I received my obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) diagnosis. I assumed that with the missing piece of the puzzle — I would finally feel better — but knowing is only half the battle. The other half is … More 3 Things I Wish I Had Known About OCD Treatment

Trigger Warning: Avoiding fears maintains OCD

When I was first diagnosed with anxiety over a decade ago, my counselor told me to identify my triggers so I could avoid them. If your thoughts are particularly frightening or distressing, it seems logical that you wouldn’t want to have them and would try to avoid them. I tried to incorporate “coping strategies” into … More Trigger Warning: Avoiding fears maintains OCD