Neatness is not OCD --> intrusive, obsessive thoughts that don't go away... jus sayin....

Neatness is not OCD --> intrusive, obsessive thoughts that don't go away... jus sayin....

Disturbing thoughts can be a major problem for those who suffer with anxiety disorders. Why do you get them and how can you deal with them?

Intrusive Thoughts and Feelings With High Anxiety

Disturbing thoughts can be a major problem for those who suffer with anxiety disorders. Why do you get them and how can you deal with them?

"Thought suppression" is a common feature of OCD, especially for those with Pure Obsessional OCD (sometimes called "Pure O").  Attempts at thought suppression never work, and actually makes your obsessions worse.  From Kimberley Quinlan's great article on the futility of Thought Suppression.  www.ocdla.com/blog

"Thought suppression" is a common feature of OCD, especially for those with Pure Obsessional OCD (sometimes called "Pure O"). Attempts at thought suppression never work, and actually makes your obsessions worse. From Kimberley Quinlan's great article on the futility of Thought Suppression. www.ocdla.com/blog

Relabel — Recognize that the intrusive obsessive thoughts and urges are the RESULT OF OCD. Reattribute — Realize that the intensity and intrusiveness of the thought or urge is CAUSED BY OCD; it is probably related to a biochemical imbalance in the brain. Refocus — Work around the OCD thoughts by focusing your attention on something else, at least for a few minutes: DO ANOTHER BEHAVIOR. Revalue — Do not take the OCD thought at face value.  It is not significant in itself.  via John Delhlin

Relabel — Recognize that the intrusive obsessive thoughts and urges are the RESULT OF OCD. Reattribute — Realize that the intensity and intrusiveness of the thought or urge is CAUSED BY OCD; it is probably related to a biochemical imbalance in the brain. Refocus — Work around the OCD thoughts by focusing your attention on something else, at least for a few minutes: DO ANOTHER BEHAVIOR. Revalue — Do not take the OCD thought at face value. It is not significant in itself. via John Delhlin

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9 Things People Don’t Realize You’re Doing Because Of Your OCD | Thought Catalog

9 Things People Don’t Realize You’re Doing Because Of Your OCD

Here's a good article about using mindfulness instead of thought suppression to address unwanted OCD thoughts.

Here's a good article about using mindfulness instead of thought suppression to address unwanted OCD thoughts.

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