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Expert Talk: 7 Ways to De-Stress & Keep Away OCD & Control Issues, A Psychiatrist Explains

1. Building Insight Regarding Obsessive Behaviour

Insight building and helping the person understand the obsessions and compulsions would go a long way in helping them deal with the issues.

2. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has shown to be a very helpful therapy. This is especially effective when used in combination with medicines to combat OCD symptoms. It is equally effective in battling Worries too.

3. Opting For Behavioural Techniques

A host of behavioural techniques like Thought Stop Techniques, Flooding, and Systemic De-sensitisation have been shown to be effective while dealing with OCD

4. Meditation & Relaxation Exercises

Meditation and Relaxation exercises like Progressive Muscular Relaxation, Mindfulness techniques, Yoga, and Body Scan meditation are especially helpful while dealing with Worries.

5. Lifestyle Alterations

Lifestyle alterations such as stopping cigarettes, tobacco, and alcohol and limiting coffee may help limit the precipitation of unnecessary Worries.

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