How to overcome superstitious thoughts in OCD ?

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Superstition is a belief, which is not based on reason.

It is illogical.

For instance, while stepping out of home, if you encounter a black cat, you may feel it as bad omen.

A part of your mind tells you there is no reason and logic behind your fear. Cats do not have the ability to cause you harm. Yet, you try some ritual to neutralize this fear, like praying to god or returning to home.

Superstitions in human beings are not unusual.

They are quite common.

Very few people are an exception from superstitions. Superstitions may vary from place to place, but some superstitions are particular to certain locations. 

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Do you believe there is bright side of OCD ? 7 ways to feel happy.

Bright side of OCD ?..what do you think ?…..” no way…..not at all possible “

let’s see.

OCD is a horrible disorder which can make your life a nightmare. You forget your happy moments, your friends, your social life, entrapped in the OCD cycle with obsessions, compulsions , momentary relief, then again another obsession. You wonder ” God…..is there any end to this? “

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” is a popular proverb used to bring people out of pessimism. When life gave you lemons (OCD ), how can you make lemonade (happiness ) from it ?

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5 Ways to overcome Obsessive Compulsive Dilemma

quote-Obsessive Compulsive Dilemma

Obsessive Compulsive Dilemma

Dilemma is a situation where it is difficult to take a decision out of the available alternatives. The reason might be both the choices are favorable or undesirable.

When a stimulus triggers an obsession in an OCD sufferer, the obsession creates anxiety, fear which force the person to perform certain illogical, irrational rituals. Completing such rituals (compulsions ) brings momentary happiness or false relief. While performing the ritual a part of person’s mind keeps telling him those acts of compulsion are silly, irrational and doesn’t make any sense. Counter to this argument, the OCD part of the mind threatens him to complete the rituals, otherwise some thing evil would happen. These threats cause discomfort.

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6 tips to reduce anxiety and panic attack instantly.

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Severe anxiety and panic attack are the result of false alarm rung by sympathetic nervous system in our body. It senses a threat and informs the brain, as a result your heart pumps more blood than required, to prepare for the situation.  Adrenaline is released to face the ” fight or flight ” situation. some symptoms of the panic attack are

  • unable to breathe
  • trembling
  • sweating
  • nausea
  • you feel you are dying.

In the ancient days human beings had threats from wild animals, nature and other human beings. In those situations it was necessary for us, to be prepared physically to run, assault, chase etc. But nowadays we are no more afraid of these threats. In today’s world we have different threats, challenges, for instance …

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OCD cycle and infographics.

OCD cycle :

OCD cycle

OCD cycle

Here are some awesome, useful infographics about OCD.

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some useful ocd Infographics

Found on

1. visual.ly .

2. namimass.org

3. infographicjournal

4. rocknrollmum

5. behance.net

6. hometowndumpsterrental

How, the unknown trojan horse, keeps you depressed always.

trojan horse

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Trojan horse means, something that appears safe from the outside, but sabotages from inside. “Trojan horse” word came into existence from the popular Trojan war, in which Greeks entered into the Trojan kingdom hidden in a great wooden horse and destroyed the entire kingdom.

In real life, if you have a psychological disorder, normally you recognize it and try to come out of it. But this is not the case always. here is a trojan which brings us pleasure, yet tries to destroy us by keeping you depressed always. That is self pity.

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How to get motivated when going gets tough with OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an illness which brings with it, unimaginable sufferings.

With continuous battling, sometimes you feel tired. You may believe it is unending. You begin to worry “Is OCD curable?”.

But, this is the time to have faith in yourself. You need to get going. You need to be confident that there is certain treatment for ocd and it is definitely curable.

Here you need some motivation to keep going, So these are some tips to get motivated when going gets tough with OCD.

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7 Signs you may have OCD.

What is OCD?

OCD ,Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, is an mental disorder that makes your life hell. The predominant features of Ocd symptoms and signs  are doubt and guilt. 

In the past OCD was not so popular and very few knew about it. But today  the disorder spread so rapidly ( it is not a contagious disease ) that the world had to wake up and take necessary measures to protect ourselves from it. The first requirement in fighting any illness is recognizing it’s presence. So, we need to know how to identify the symptoms of OCD.

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six ways meditation can cure OCD

Buddha in meditation

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Can meditation cure OCD ?

Meditation certainly has positive influence in curing many psychological disorders including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  Though it has some limitations, still it can help you in battling with OCD.

so how can meditation help us in this war ?

1. meditation introduces us death :

Everyone gets panicked by the thought of death.  Our heart beat increases abruptly, hands begin to tremble, with the thought of lying at death bed. we all know we are mortals and death is inevitable,  still we are horrified by the idea of death. we constantly try to avoid the thoughts and discussions about death.

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How To understand The Ocd symptoms in children

A huge number of parents are concerned regarding the ocd symptoms in children. Most of the times parents do not realise that their kids are suffering from OCD.

The number of kids suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ( OCD ) is equal to the number suffering from diabetes worldwide. But unfortunately, many people can recognize and understand the symptoms of Diabetes, but very few know about OCD. (I feel , it is better to suffer from  Diabetes rather than OCD.)

ocd symptoms in children

kid in sorrow

The biggest problem with OCD is sufferers do not know they are the victims of OCD, and it can be cured. This ignorance is clearly seen in kids especially.  In the beginning of OCD, when the symptoms like washing, checking, counting, arranging everything in symmetry appear, the kids believe these are quite natural in every one, but gradually when these rituals increase in number, they feel they are not like other kids. They feel something is abnormal with them. When they try to stop performing these compulsions,  OCD doesn’t leave them so easily and ultimtely they start feeling ashamed and begin to hide their rituals.

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