How do I handle OCD without drugs?

This question gets asked repeatedly on Quora, a place where I answer questions on OCD. I thought it was worthwhile converting it into a blog. So here is my answer to it: Firstly, do ascertain if it is OCD. Have you gotten it diagnosed? Have you taken the YBOCS test?...

I don’t know, Maybe!

One of the important things a client needs to keep in mind while seeking coaching, is the need to be completely open, and honest with the coach. In a sense, the coach is like the lawyer who needs to be aware of all aspects of a case, lest there be nasty surprises...

Be WEARY

Often, I come across clients who say nothing has worked for them. That they’ve tried everything and that everything has failed. They may think that their disorder is refractory (one that doesn’t respond to treatment), or they may think that the therapist...

Cognitive Distortions (4 of 4)

To recap, Cognitive Distortions are distortions in our thinking that disallow us from having a rational view of what is happening around us. Because we are looking at the world with a distorted filter, this often leads to negative emotions creeping to the surface and...

Cognitive Distortions (3 of 4)

To recap, Cognitive Distortions are ways in which our mind lies to us and tries to convince us into believing a distorted version of the truth. These distortions reinforce negative beliefs and make us feel bad about ourselves, or look at other people, or experiences...