How to Tell if You Have OCD
When you first suspect that you might have OCD, it seems very difficult to figure out if it is really OCD. Many sufferers worry that they don’t actually have OCD and are just a “bad” person for having these thoughts. They feel all alone and are not sure how to for sure figure out if their problem is OCD. There are also situations when a friend or a loved one is suffering and the family wants to figure out if it is OCD. So, how do you tell for sure if you have OCD?
– you are spending most of the day being worried about something that most people would find insignificant and would not worry about. Ask yourself, “would my best friend care if he was in my position?”
– you have a well established “theme” that your thoughts revolve around. They are not random and are usually following a common topic.
This topic or theme can be: cleanliness, harm, worry of schizophrenia, worry of aids, worry about relationship, worry about being gay, etc.
Every OCD thought will in one way or another deal with this topic or theme.
– you feel like if you refuse to think about the thought and analyze it you are a bad person for ignoring it, so you spend a lot of time thinking about it.
– you perform actions to neutralize the thought.
-you feel powerless, like the thoughts are not coming from you. You feel like you can’t control or prevent them.
If this sounds like you or someone you know, chances are this person has OCD.
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OCD Recovery Program Testimonials
I would just like to say a massive thank you to Ali Greymond for all of her help and support through what had to be one of the hardest and most fearful times in my life. Hell sounded appealing to what I was living with- false memory OCD! I’m very private and the thought of telling someone my intrusive thoughts was agonising. I listened to Ali’s shows on YouTube and I knew the best person to help me was her, Ali made me feel so comfortable, I never once felt as though she was judging me in anyway in fact she made me feel the opposite like I was normal and none of this meant anything. She gave me the tools and skyped me every day I felt like She was in the next room the support was amazing. This wonderful lady changed my life, it’s hard work and determination daily but if there’s one person that can help you recover from OCD it’s Ali Greymond. She’s amazing at what she does and me and my family are blessed we found her because I don’t know where I’d be now. Thank you Ali your programme is amazing. (L.)
I came to Ali with a severe case of contamination OCD. Ali graciously offered me an introductory session free of charge. When I asked her when we could start, she said “how about today”? I liked that she was that proactive and willing to jump in immediately. I looked at the packages she offered and signed up immediately for the “Severe OCD” package, because that accurately described the state I was in. Ali almost immediately became my anchor, my support system and friend through this very frightening and lonely disorder. With Ali by my side, I had hope for the first time and I made strides that even surprised me. I was amazed at how quickly I started to recover. It felt like magic to me.
Having been a fellow sufferer herself, she truly understands the disorder. I felt that Ali intuitively knew when to push me through a fear and when to back off. When she felt that I was not ready for an exercise she told me. When she felt that I could push through a fear, she told me and 100% of the time, she was on point! This was extremely important as feeling in control is such a huge element of this disorder. I would recommend anyone suffering with this disorder to work with Ali. She helped me get my life back and that is priceless. (J.)