Saturday, May 21, 2011

Good OCD Books-

  There are lots of OCD books on the market today.  I have found all of them helpful in one way or another.  Here is a short list that you might find helpful.  Check your local library and eBay, and if not there, then Amazon.com is sure to have any of these.
1- Stop Obsessing by Edna Foa, Ph.D
2- Confronting The Bully Of OCD by Linda Maran (written by a sufferer - step-by step guidance learned from her therapist.) (Author's book)
3- Tormenting Thoughts and Rituals by Ian Osborne, MD
4- Brain Lock by Jeffrey M. Schwartz, MD
5- Getting Control by Lee Baer Ph.D (I have not read this particular one, but the reviews are excellent.)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Just beginning to Fight Back?


   The first steps are the hardest and scariest.
   To get a stronger start, treat your body well.  Drink enough water, toss the sugar and caffeine and try to get some decent sleep.  This will be an aid to lessen anxiety.
   Try prayer and/or meditation.  Take a walk outdoors, by the ocean or at the park, even around the block on a nice day.  This can help calm the mind a bit.
   Just like an athlete or a soldier, we too need to prepare ourselves for our challenge...fighting back the bully of OCD. Believe you can do it, one step at a time.