Coping With OCD
From Owen Kelly, Ph.D., former About.com Guide
Strategies for Dealing With OCD
It is a fact of life that we will all experience stress from time to time. Life stress can range from daily annoyances to traumatic events that turn our lives upside down in an instant. Although feeling stressed out can make symptoms of OCD worse, some people are more resilient than others. Why is this? Part of the reason may be how people cope with stress.
Living With OCD
Living with OCD is a lot like living with other types of chronic illness like diabetes or asthma; it requires courage, social support from friends, family, and co-workers, excellent coping skills, as well as a strong partnership with your primary health care provider. Find out about how to cope with OCD, reduce the triggers of OCD symptoms and deal with stigma.
- How to Live With OCD
- Barriers to Getting Help
- Where do I get Help for OCD?
- Getting the Most out of Your Doctor Appointment
- Discusing OCD
- OCD and Romantic Relationships