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what to read for OCD

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by stevow7, May 9, 2019.

  1. stevow7

    stevow7 Well known member

    currently im having constant OCD and i want to take control of it. i know it’s tms related, but sometimes the ocd and anxiety takes over and i can’t concentrate very well to take control.

    anyone suggest any good books for this?
  2. andy64tms

    andy64tms Well known member

    Hi Steve,

    I believe the best book you could have is the one you write yourself. I did more journaling about my OCD which was Perfectionism and Frugalalism combination on these subjects than anything else.

    I went way back to my childhood days and discovered the originations of why I had these traits. For then I found solace and comfort from the rejection of neglectful parents, as well as a retreat from a bully brother. I used to build houses with toy wooden bricks, over and over; I gained protection and distraction from the outside world as such.

    At my retirement in 2011, my self stories started very seriously, but as I got into my teens they got funnier and funnier. I remember having tears of laughter when writing some of them, what a release! I wrote about 30 of them in total.

    My career and future was molded by these traits, and I became a mechanical designer, I was surrounded by like minded engineers who were sometimes worse than me. So since becoming aware I have massively reduced both these traits (freedom). I conclude that: “Perfectionism is a gift to be used wisely, ” for it has its place.

    It was with Steve Osanich’s book: “The great Pain Deception” that I became aware of how these traits were tied to anxiety and hidden self torture.

    Be well
    Last edited: May 12, 2019
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  3. Mitch

    Mitch Peer Supporter

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  4. stevow7

    stevow7 Well known member

    hello, so the point of this is being aware of whats going on, take action and then take control? i also feel like I'm a perfectionism. I constantly need to read, type, speak or do almost anything "perfectly" when in reality we are not perfect, only God (I'm a believer) is perfect. thanks for replying!
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  5. stevow7

    stevow7 Well known member

  6. Mitch

    Mitch Peer Supporter

    Hope it helps you out

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