Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
OCD is NOT what you might believe it to be...
...when you understand its true nature, you will begin to understand how to cure it effectively
Do you experience:
Hi, my name is Charles Linden and believe me when I tell you that i KNOW what it is to suffer with OCD - 'Been there!' but also got out of it fast!
I have never, in tens of thousands of OCD cases, found one case where medication has played a curative role in recovery... that's the truth. There is only one true cure for OCD.
Put it this way, how many people with OCD are on medication? How many of them can ultimately say "I've been on the meds X weeks and I am cured!"
If my new clients are anything to go by, medication can't change the subconscious, anxious 'habit', which causes and perpetuates OCD.
I have to be careful here though because I don't believe that OCD actually exists as a stand-alone condition! Why?
Firstly, the word disorder implies illness... anxiety fueled obsessional behavior is not an illness... secondly, it doesn't require a name at all because it, just like a racing heart, upset stomach, chest tightness etc. is simply another anxiety SYMPTOM and not a stand alone condition.
If you have OCD, you have 'high anxiety'... inappropriate, yes, an illness, no!
That high anxiety is causing a change in thought and reasoning due to hormonal changes caused by the flight or fight response... it creates OCD.
Is this mental illness? No... a perfectly normal but massively embellished version of NORMAL thoughts.
If you felt happy all the time and went around laughing... people would think you were a little odd perhaps, but ILL, NO! So what's the difference?
You have a heightened level of the emotion of fear causing OCD... what's the difference between that and heightened happiness? NOTHING. They are both human emotions... both inappropriate and yet happiness isn't feared, so the 'symptoms' are ignored or enjoyed.
Fear carries with it, unpleasant 'symptoms'... but why are they any more 'serious' than the happy symptoms? See where I am going
When you fall in love... a natural and logical reaction, yes? BUT, love is a form of what you would call OCD.. think about it! Obsessive, yes, compulsive, yes... disorder, NO! But it carries all the traits of OCD!
So are we mentally ill when we are in love? No. No more than we are mentally or physically ill when we have obsessions and compulsions.
OCD - pleasant, no. Illness, no. Curable, yes.
With meds? NO!
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder symptom, NOT a stand-alone condition. OCD is characterized by anxious obsessive thoughts causing the sufferer to carry out rituals and compulsions. OCD is is sister to Pure O, which causes inappropriate thoughts, sometimes of an aggressive or sexual nature or about health and illness for example.
But like I said before, OCD doesn't actually exist as a stand alone condition...
Because OCD never exists without an underlying anxiety disorder; take away your inappropriate anxiety and your obsessions will simply fade away. OCD is fueled by anxiety-driven 'what if' or 'catastrophic' thought processes which are stored like habit in the brain.
If you have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), you may be plagued by persistent, unwelcome thoughts or images, or by the urgent need to engage in certain rituals in order to stave off anxiety. These Obsessive Compulsive Disorder rituals can be very fast to carry out, such as checking light switches or making sure you have turned off the stove, but many require large quantities of time and concentration.
As a sufferer of OCD:
The disturbing thoughts or images are called obsessions, and the rituals that are performed to try to prevent or get rid of them are called compulsions.
If the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder sufferer does not carry out the ritual that their subconscious mind wishes them to, the anxiety level can become overwhelming. Panic attacks and all of the associated anxiety symptoms, thoughts and sensations can ensue - and it is this which forces the sufferer to become a slave to their compulsions and rituals in order to prevent an anxiety reaction.
Even non-anxious people recognize some of the symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. 'Checking' behavior is common in non-sufferers, but when this behavior becomes obsessive, the OCD sufferer can spend much of their day checking the gas, the light switches or the locks. Some OCD sufferers spend much of their day carrying out the rituals they have developed which can be very intrusive and destructive for both themselves and family members.
Most OCD sufferers realize that what they do makes no real sense, but the fear of the consequences of NOT doing it forces them to continue.
There are many OCD sufferers who are so entrenched in their behaviors and routines that they seem oblivious to the fact that what they do is not what you would call 'normal' behavior.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects over 4 million Americans and this figure is echoed across the world. OCD affects men and women equally and normally develops in younger people and children first. Approximately 1/3 of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder sufferers first experienced their symptoms as a child.
People with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder tend to avoid situations where there may be a chance of confronting their fears or obsessions. Avoidance techniques support the anxious behavior and often phobias accompany the OCD behavior, such as agoraphobia or social phobia.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) sufferers find it very difficult to maintain healthy relationships or to hold down a job because of the intrusive and very visual nature of their conditions - often employers will find the visible symptoms difficult to work with and careers can be severely affected.
Pure O is the obsessive thoughts experienced in obsessive compulsive disorder but without any resultant compulsion to carry out any specific actions such as hand washing, ordering or word repetition. Pure O can often center around obsessive thoughts of a sexual or aggressive nature.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an Anxiety Disorder symptom, and can, therefore, be eliminated by addressing the subconscious reaction which causes and perpetuates the anxiety which fuels it. This sounds difficult, but it isn't - kids of seven do it in days, so I know you can..
There is an internal 'anxiety switch' which is activated by anxious stimuli and it is by controlling and altering this reaction that OCD and the anxiety that fuels it can be permanently eliminated, very quickly and very permanently.
If you remove the anxiety which fuels OCD, the obsessions and compulsions fade away quickly.
IMMEDIATE REASSURANCE - As you do this program you can email or phone our qualified staff as often as you like and get immediate reassurance from ex anxiety and OCD sufferers who have helped tens of thousands of people to recover - there isn't any anxious symptom or thought they haven't experienced, so you can be totally sure that you are going to feel a lot better fast!
So, OCD can be 100% eliminated by addressing the anxiety... it's root cause. Our OCD clients make full and lasting recoveries by following the methodology outlined in The Linden Method pack... recoveries that are irreversible and permanent. I hope you allow us the opportunity to help you achieve total anxiety and OCD elimination.
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"Charles Linden is the world's most influential authority on anxiety."