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Recognize and Diagnose

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is relatively common; however, its actual incidence has only recently become clear.

Health care professionals do not always recognize the diverse manifestations of OCD. These factors often lead to a long delay in diagnosis..

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic illness that can cause marked distress and disability. It is a complex disorder with a variety of manifestations and symptom dimensions, some of which are under-recognized. Early recognition and treatment with OCD-specific therapies may improve outcomes, but there is often a delay in diagnosis. Patients can experience significant improvement with treatment, and some may achieve remission.

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Resources: https://iocdf.org/ website / Facebook Group

  • Differential Diagnosis – OCD vs other disorders
  • Recognizing obsessions within the OCD spectrum 
  • Recognizing compulsions within the OCD spectrum 
  • Pure O = Obsessions without obvious compulsion
  • The 20 types of obsessions

Books

Dying of Embarrassment: Help for Social Anxiety and Phobia

Americans struggle with anxiety. Among the disorder’s most common forms is social phobia, a persistent fear of scrutiny and evaluation by others. Social phobia cripples the lives of some 15 to 20 percent of the US population. This distressing social anxiety includes the fear of public speaking (stage fright), performing in social and creative situations (test anxiety, writers’ block), eating in restaurants, and dating. If you suffer from the symptoms of social anxiety disorder, this book offers clinically proven strategies to overcome them and start living a life of confidence.

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Reid Wilson's Video Series On YouTube

Susan doesn’t go anywhere without Anxiety. Like it or not, he’s always around. In “The Noise in Your Head,” we follow Susan as she applies the principles of the book Stopping the Noise in Your Head to her everyday life. Trailing her from yoga class to a blind date to the window seat of an airplane, we watch as she engages Anxiety in a competition to win her life back and ultimately quiets the noise in her head. Watch the series here.

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Today I Learned That Not Everyone Has An Internal Monologue And It Has Ruined My Day.

People just have different definitions of their thoughts.  Some people an internal monologue in their head and they could hear their own voices speaking in full sentences. Some have abstract, non-verbal thoughts and have to consciously verbalize them. 

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Proprioceptive Exposure Worksheet

The interoceptive exposure exercises on the next page are intended to help you learn more about your symptoms of panic. They are not dangerous, but they do tend to induce moderate feelings of discomfort. It is natural to want to avoid symptoms we find uncomfortable because avoiding leads to a sense of relief in the short term, but in the long run avoidance means that we continue to suffer. Overcoming your panic is likely to involve doing these exercises a number of times.

10 Hollywood and Bollywood Movies on Mental Health That Will Heal Your Pain

Mental health is one such issue which has been explored in artistic format and presented before the audience.  These movies chart out the critical aspects of being sad and down beautifully, but at the same time do not go down the technical and serious route which bogs down everyone.

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Recognizing common sensorimotor obsession

When Automatic Bodily Processes Become Conscious: How to Disengage from “Sensorimotor Obsessions”
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Information on how to identify symptoms, types of PTSD, and ways to seek treatment.
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