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Helping Those with Recovery Avoidance

A version of this post first appeared on my blog in April 2013…. One of the most heartbreaking aspects of obsessive-compulsive disorder is the frequent occurrence of recovery avoidance. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a potentially devastating disorder, but it is treatable. … Continue reading

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OCD and Identity

This post first appeared in June 2013…….. I’ve previously written about some of the factors involved in recovery avoidance in OCD. Often those with the disorder are fearful of giving up rituals they believe keep them and their loved ones … Continue reading

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When to Seek Treatment for OCD

I’ll be sharing some of my older posts for the next few weeks. This one first appeared in November 2011…. Most experts agree it is time to seek treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder when it “interferes with your daily life.” While “interfering” … Continue reading

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Gung-Ho About ERP Therapy?

It’s not uncommon for those with obsessive-compulsive disorder to experience recovery avoidance. Fighting OCD is tough to say the least, and it takes a lot of strength and courage to embrace exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy. But what if … Continue reading

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Why Is It So Difficult To Fight OCD?

I’ve previously written about recovery avoidance in reference to obsessive-compulsive disorder, where those who have OCD refuse to embrace proper treatment and fight their disorder. In general, recovery avoidance is attributed to two things: fear and incentive. All things being … Continue reading

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OCD and Fear

I’ve previously written about recovery avoidance in those with OCD, and how heartbreaking it can be for family and friends to know there is treatment for the disorder, yet their loved ones refuse to commit themselves to it. I’ve talked … Continue reading

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When Should You Seek Treatment for OCD?

I’m going to continue sharing some of my older posts for the next several weeks. This one is from November 2011: Most experts agree that it is time to seek treatment for OCD when the disorder “interferes with your daily life.” … Continue reading

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