When people are burdened by fear, worry and anxiety, they struggle to live productive, happy lives. These same feelings propel them headlong into excessities.
Sometimes people will take their feelings of dread and impending disaster and concentrate it into a single area of concern. Pamela was terrified of germs, of unclean things harming her body and making her sick. It was not unusual for Pamela to wash her hands twenty times a day. Public restrooms, stair railings, door handles, …
To help you identify your patterns of worry and what activities or thoughts they are most associated with, you need to answer the following questions. Take your time to answer these questions and rally think about your answers.
Anyone suffering from conditions such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and even eating disorders can attribute their feelings to mental health or behavioral issues. These types of mental health conditions can be treated using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, to help find the root of the cause.
In recognition of International OCD Awareness Week, take a few moments to read Trisha’s story.