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Old 11-16-2010, 12:15 PM   #1
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ROCD & Exposure and Prevention Therapy???

How does everyone has sufferers of ROCD feel about this excerpt from wikipedia purely-obsessional article?

Exposure and response prevention (ERP) of the "Pure-O" is theoretically based on the principles of classical conditioning and extinction. The spike often presents itself as a paramount question or disastrous scenario. A response that answers the spike in a way that leaves ambiguity is sometimes warranted. "If I don't remember what I had for breakfast yesterday my mother will die of cancer!" Using the antidote procedure, a cognitive response would be one in which the subject accepts this possibility and is willing to take the risk of his mother dying of cancer or the question recurring for eternity. No effort is expended in directly answering the question in an effort to find resolution. In another example, the spike would be, "Maybe I said something offensive to my boss yesterday." A recommended response would be, "Maybe I did. I'll live with the possibility and take the risk he'll fire me tomorrow." Using this procedure, it is imperative that the distinction be made between the therapeutic response and rumination. The therapeutic response does not seek to answer the question but to accept the uncertainty of the unsolved dilemma.[19]

Does anyone feel like this can apply to us suffering from ROCD? Because to me to accept that I may be with the wrong person is counter-productive for me/us. What do you all think??

 
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:21 AM   #2
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Re: ROCD & Exposure and Prevention Therapy???

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How does everyone has sufferers of ROCD feel about this excerpt from wikipedia purely-obsessional article?

Exposure and response prevention (ERP) of the "Pure-O" is theoretically based on the principles of classical conditioning and extinction. The spike often presents itself as a paramount question or disastrous scenario. A response that answers the spike in a way that leaves ambiguity is sometimes warranted. "If I don't remember what I had for breakfast yesterday my mother will die of cancer!" Using the antidote procedure, a cognitive response would be one in which the subject accepts this possibility and is willing to take the risk of his mother dying of cancer or the question recurring for eternity. No effort is expended in directly answering the question in an effort to find resolution. In another example, the spike would be, "Maybe I said something offensive to my boss yesterday." A recommended response would be, "Maybe I did. I'll live with the possibility and take the risk he'll fire me tomorrow." Using this procedure, it is imperative that the distinction be made between the therapeutic response and rumination. The therapeutic response does not seek to answer the question but to accept the uncertainty of the unsolved dilemma.[19]

Does anyone feel like this can apply to us suffering from ROCD? Because to me to accept that I may be with the wrong person is counter-productive for me/us. What do you all think??
I have also thought of this and its completely apparent that its not the answer, it only makes it worse. If you want to stop feeling this way you have to commit to the relationship; truly commit and when you start asking yourself if its the right relationship or not, remind yourself that you've already committed. Its helped me tremendously. I still have thoughts once in a while and I still tell myself the same thing. It happens less and less all the time because of this.

 
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