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u/alejolucangeli · 14 pointsr/Meditation

Finally, a thread where I can contribute! Let me take my gloves off. And first of all, excuse my English as I'm self-taught (but getting better!)

First off, you are not alone. I was first diagnosed with OCD in early 2018, and later other professionals dismissed that diagnosis. So, according to many, I don't have OCD, but I have traits of it. My first advice would be to seek treatment, which you already have, so my first actual advice is to go to a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy center and have some tests run on you. You say you have a weird form of anxiety/OCD. Well, maybe you don't have OCD at all. I don't want to give you false hopes, as you did not detail what is "weird" about it, but I've had several professionals tell me that there is not such a thing as "a little OCD". You either have it or not. With that out of the way, and with the best wishes, here's your arsenal, which will help you whether you do have OCD or you have traits of it that interfere with your life, like I do.


First, I wouldn't be answering your actual question and wouldn't be on this subreddit if I didn't recommend "The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD" ( This is really, really good. Then there's "Everyday Mindfulness for OCD" ( which I have not read but heard great things about, and, in the same venue, there's "The Mindfulness Workbook for Anxiety" ( which is not just for OCD but for anxiety in general.

EDIT: I have not ignored your comment saying that mindfulness has not been effective for you, but I would stay with it. Maybe you can supplement it with loving-kindness meditation which also has been great for me, but mindfulness is mainly what I do. But yes, it is hard, and OCD or OCD-like traits are sometimes going to suck no matter what you do. You just have to learn to live with them, or despite them!


Now, with meditation out of the way, I HAVE to recommend these books, because they have been great to me. The best of them all has been this one: "The OCD Workbook" ( It's so helpful. Contact me if you can't get it. You are not going to be sorry, I promise.

The second best is "Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts" ( I can't recommend this one enough. Once again, contact me if you can't get it.

There is also a new one which I have not read but have bought (again, contact me if you can't get it) that is called "OCD: A Workbook for Clinicians" ( I have it in my to-read list but have heard only GREAT things about it, and it's a very short book.


Now comes the memoir section. This is for when you don't want to feel alone (you're not). There's "Is Fred In The Refrigerator?" ( Which I absolutely love. It's very motivational, at least to me. There is also "Pure OCD" ( maybe you referred to this as your "weird form of OCD"?) which is great but I had to put down because the girl started to talk about suicidal thoughts and it made me feel bad because it reminded me of my own struggle, and figured that for the time being, until I'm in a better place, I needed to stop. And then there's also this one which is pretty "funny" (without trying to be rude) that is called "Because We Are Bad" ( in which the author has a form of OCD that I have not heard of anybody else having.


And if you need to talk, feel free to message me. I love talking to other people who have to face mental health issues, because it makes me feel that I'm not alone, and it makes me feel that I'm contributing a little. Maybe we can even do some Skype sessions and endure the struggle together.


Stay strong over and over again (heh)

u/I_Punch_Ghosts_AMA · 2 pointsr/malementalhealth

That’s terrible that you are not being given any resources. If you want to do some reading, here are some absolutely essential books you need to check out:

My wife lives with ocd (the real kind, not the cutesy sitcom kind that people toss around) and these have helped a lot, in addition to some good therapy. There’s also an ocd subreddit that might be of some help. I hope you can find some good care off campus, with someone who knows what they’re doing.

u/Inezurus · 1 pointr/OCD

Anything by Jon Hershfield. He is a psychotherapist and OCD specialist who has also battled with OCD his entire life. I like his perspective because as a sufferer he really puts the experience into words that make absolute sense to me.

Everyday Mindfulness for OCD and its accompanying workbook were game changers for me. He artfully breaks down the entire rumination process for OCD suffers and has countless methods and games to help you stay anchored even in ruminating thoughts. He also breaks down ERP and its the closest thing to an OCD therapist Ive ever had. I also struggle with panic attacks that result from rumination, and I use methods from this book constantly. Its rocky at first but the more you embrace your scary thoughts and uncertainty the easier the methods become. Its also small so its easy to carry around with you. I don’t go anywhere without in it.

Everyday Mindfulness for OCD: Tips, Tricks, and Skills for Living Joyfully

The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD: A Guide to Overcoming Obsessions and Compulsions Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)