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About this Site

Information and Support for OCD

Welcome!

Welcome to NeuroticPlanet, the BrainPhysics online support forum for OCD.

What does your name mean? Neurotic means "anxious" and Planet means "everyone" — in other words, just about everyone is anxious about something!

Why am I here? You have stumbled across this site because you, or someone you care about, suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a particularly distressing anxiety disorder. It's not a choice to develop OCD, but you can beat it.

It really is good news...

If you had to pick a mental disorder to have in the year 2008, OCD would be the best one. Why? Because treatment is so effective. You have at your disposal a class of medications that have very few side-effects, and psychotherapies that work very quickly. Not so sure? Compare this to treating something like schizophrenia, where the medications give you Parkinson's symptoms, very few therapists will attempt treating it with psychotherapy, and behavioral techniques could take years to have an effect. Or, compare it to borderline personality disorder, where every patient is on a useless concoction of drugs and many therapists run screaming from their clients.

No excuses.

Do what it takes to get better. I know that some of you are in a tough spot financially or geographically whereby you can't get to a treatment provider. But most of you can get help if you want, or you start treatment but don't stick to it and then rant and ruminate and beg for reassurance. Sometimes people can't remember what it was like NOT having OCD, and can't imagine what would be left of them if it was gone.

We are here for you.

This site is a place where people can come, learn about OCD and treatment options, and talk to others who have been there. Encourage each other to GET treatment, get BETTER, then come back and offer the same HELP to others who are still at the beginning of their fight. This is what has been happening at our discussion forum for years. People with OCD tend to have big hearts and offer support because they don't like to see others suffering.

Just get better!

Learn more about the disorder. This website has tons of information! RUN, don't walk, to your nearest cognitive-behavioral therapist. If you can't get into see a therapist right away, BUY and READ one of the recommended self-help books for OCD. See a qualified psychiatrist who can offer you the right medicines. Make OCD your enemy. Wage war on the OCD and don't stop until every last compulsion is dust. Make the YBOCS test your barometer, and shoot for a zero score.

READ all of the pages on this site. Join the forum. BEAT your OCD. Encourage each other to get or stick with treatment. Treatment WORKS. Remember, you are NOT your OCD.

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