It's no wonder. OCD is a tireless master, but effective treatment exists. If you've been trying unsuccessfully to deal with it, then you've learned what many learn: it is not a condition that responds well to typical ways of coping.
Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) helps you take on OCD in a new way. Indeed, research suggests 75% of those suffering from OCD will benefit from ERP. In addition to ERP, I also use Acceptance Commitment Therapy. Both are considered "evidence-based treatments."
One of the hallmark symptoms of OCD is doubting one has OCD. I hope that you will consider reaching out to a therapist if you suspect you have OCD. It is a terrible reality that it takes the average person well over a decade to get help. I hope we can change that statistic.
If you haven't already, check out the IOCDF website - https://iocdf.org/ - as well as https://www.intrusivethoughts.org/ for more information about OCD. And please feel free to reach out to me as well. Please know that the first step towards getting help is often the hardest. I have made it possible for you to contact me in a secure and confidential way via Spruce Health - simply click on this link to access the app: https://spruce.care/melissahadfield
Thank you for visiting my website and please take care of yourself.