OCD, Health anxiety, and uncertainty
Jenna and I go through our health scares and talk about what to do when the "what if's" actually happen. We go through tips you can use for your OCD and health anxiety. Uncertainty is the key to feeling better. It's time for you to learn how you can sit with it comfortably.
Living with uncertainty
health anxiety and uncertainty
Partner Focused OCD - ROCD
Have you heard of partner focused OCD? It’s in the family of ROCD (relationship OCD). Essentially, an individual struggling with this may focus on aspects of their partner that really cause a lot of anxiety and obsessions. It can make them doubt the relationship. It can be their intelligence, physical aspects, and many other reasons why the relationship may not be right for them. Let us go through what partner focused OCD looks like and how to do the treatment.
Relationship OCD Treatment
Mental Hoarding OCD
Memory Hoarding can be so difficult for the person experiencing it. Imagine feeling the need to remember EVERYTHING. Seriously. If you can’t keep the memory, you’re not sure what will happen. Something bad? Maybe you’ll regret not having it when you need it. You're feeling anxious because there is a fear that you may need the memory later. Let us go through what mental hoarding looks like and how to do evidence-based treatments for it.
Afraid to lose a memory
Life AFTER OCD | What does it look like
We often talk about what to do when you're having OCD symptoms. But, what does it look AFTER you go through treatment? Do you stop treatment? Are you cured? Let's go through this so you can have a good perspective of what "recovery" looks like.
Schizophrenia OCD, Psychosis OCD, or plain ol’ “Am I going crazy” OCD. Whatever you call it, it can be very distressing to those to experience it. OCD can make someone believe anything. Even make you believe that you may be going crazy. You may even wonder if you’re hearing voices or seeing things that aren’t there. Let’s go through what it looks like and how to do the treatment.
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Going Crazy OCD
Sexual Orientation OCD Treatment
Feeling anxious about knowing your sexual orientation? Is it on your mind all the time? Do you have to do tests or research to figure it all out? If so, you may struggle with sexual orientation OCD. Let me show you how to use treatment strategies for it. I've outlined 3 steps that are researched based. Learn more by subscribing to my channel.
What is Hit and Run OCD
Hit and run OCD. This can be very difficult to navigate through. Every bump on the road signals to you that you may have actually hit someone. You may search for evidence to gain some clarity of if you actually did or not. This ends up keeping the person trapped and doubting. Let’s go over the treatment for hit and run OCD and what it looks like.
How to not be scared of needles
Nothing is like the real deal! We all know that. But, research has shown that we can use exposure and response prevention for the fear of needles. Here are some exposures that individuals may do. The point isn't to remove the anxiety, it's to teach your brain something new about the fear. That you're the boss and you can do hard things.
How to do treatment for health anxiety
Health anxiety can be confusing. It can trick you into thinking you may be in great danger when you’re not. It takes normal physical symptoms and makes you create catastrophes about what it actually means. Let’s go through what health anxiety looks like and how to do the treatment.
What does health anxiety look like
health anxiety symptoms
Existential OCD involves intrusive, repetitive thinking about questions that cannot possibly be answered. Individuals will think about really any question. Most don’t have answers, but they feel the need or urge to find the answer right then and there. Often feeling anxious until they do. Let’s go through the treatment for existential OCD and what it looks like to those experiencing it.
Nathan Peterson specializes in working with OCD and Anxiety related disorders and has done so for the past 7+ years.