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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be cured
Over 13 years helping tens of thousands of OCD sufferers to recover, we know we have the absolute solution
Charles Linden explains in the video below - Remember to turn up your speakers.
OCD can take many forms. For me it was an endless cycle of fear preventing rituals such as sifting food and drink through my teeth to avoid contaminants, counting endlessly in my head, ordering numbers and letters in my head and the horrible, irrational thoughts about harming myself and others, to mention but a few.
OCD can produce some pretty amazing rituals and compulsions and most sufferers don't realise that their OCD is actually a SYMPTOM of their underlying anxiety and NOT a stand alone disorder. OCD cannot exist without underlying anxiety and it is this which fuels the disorder. Get rid of the anxiety and very quickly, for me it was just a few days, the obsessions and compulsions flow away. This is the case in every single OCD client we have helped, without exception. People who thought they would never be free of their thoughts and behaviours... anxiety and OCD free in days.
146,000 clients stand as testament to our success. All we need is the opportunity to show you how you can do the same.
Martin Jensen talks about his experiences with OCD.
OCD is driven by 'what if' thoughts - an anxiety of possible consequences. "If I don't do X, Y will happen!"
Sufferers may experience bouts of OCD, at times of extreme stress or worry, or even constantly through their lives. The pattern of suffering is as varied as the obsessions and compulsions it produces.
Very often, sufferers of OCD will use drugs or alcohol in an attempt to control the anxiety that drives their condition. If the OCD becomes too intrusive, it can cause massive disruptions to behaviours, careers, relationships and the general enjoyment of life.
OCD affects approximately 3.3 million people in the UK. It is as equally common in men and women and appears normally in childhood or early adulthood. Approximately 1 in 3 OCD sufferers report having developed symptoms during childhood.
OCD symptoms can range from strange or disturbing thoughts to extreme 'ritual' behaviour.
As a sufferer of OCD symptoms:
- Germs or cleanliness might drive you to wash constantly
- You may feel plagued by doubts about whether you had completed a certain action
- You may be haunted by thoughts about violence or killing
- You might count or become obsessed with certain songs or words
- You might have to arrange and re-arrange things symmetrically or in a certain order
- You might have sexual thoughts which would otherwise be foreign or disgusting to you
- You may become obsessively religious or develop other exaggerated belief systems
OCD symptoms might appear to be very physical outwardly, but they are not. OCD symptoms are the outward expression of 'safety seeking' and whilst OCD symptoms may seem to be habitual in nature, they are not, they are the devices used by anxious people to minimise perceived risk.
Obsessions and Compulsions
Obsessions drive the 'rituals' or compulsions which make the sufferer perform these tasks. These rituals and compulsions are intrusive and can make the sufferer feel very isolated and frightened but the fear of not behaving in this way drives the OCD sufferer on.
Most people recognise elements of obsessive behaviour in their own lives. Humans are ritualistic by nature and habits can form very quickly. As long as habit doesn't become invasive or unhealthy, OCD cannot develop. The OCD symptoms you experience define the kind of OCD you may have developed.
Sufferers of OCD generally know that what they do is 'inappropriate' and obsessive, but they are powerless to prevent it. However, some sufferers don't detect anything wrong with their behaviour and it falls on others to inform them that what they do is inappropriate. Most symptoms of OCD are very visible so identification is rarely problematic.
OCD Treatment / Cures
OCD is a symptom an anxiety disorder. The amygdala (a small organ in the brain) causes inappropriate anxiety, which fuels the obsessions and compulsions experienced by the sufferer. OCD treatment must address the core anxiety that fuels OCD and not the rituals or obsessions, which are superficial.
As with all anxiety conditions, treatments in the form of medication will, at best, only 'mask' the symptoms of OCD. The underlying anxiety that causes OCD cannot be cured by drugs, as it is a behavioural condition, 'learned' by the amygdala.
By eliminating the inappropriate anxiety, OCD loses the very fuel it needs in order to survive and simply fades away - this is the only conclusive OCD treatment.
The Linden Method is a fast, simple and permanent treatment for OCD because it addresses the core anxiety condition, not the OCD symptoms.
A client (who wished to remain anonymous) describes his OCD symptoms, among others, before using The Linden Method:
"My OCD was 'off the scale' before doing your programme. For many years I had experienced a range of symptoms including fear of illness, fear of contamination, hand washing and hoarding to name a few. I was also plagued with inappropriate sexual and aggressive thoughts. The symptoms took over my life and none of the treatments I had including drugs and CBT did anything to help me. My family were so concerned and it had prevented me from getting a partner or getting involved with a career or relationship on any level. I did your programme and in under three weeks I had pretty much got rid of all my anxiety and compulsions. Now, six months later, I am completely cured. The programme is amazing and I have recommended it to so many people already. Thank you so, so much."
"So, do you now know what OCD is? If not, re-read this page. What I can tell you with 100% certainty is that it isn't a mental illness! It isn't even a 'stand alone' condition which requires medication and psychotherapy... regardless of what you may have been led to believe before! OCD is a behavioural response to high anxiety and high anxiety is a practical 'memory' of fear. Anxiety disorder produces 'false fear' and OCD is a spin-off reaction. I can tell you with absolute certainty also, having cured my own OCD and having helped tens of thousands of sufferers from around the world, you can and will overcome your OCD and anxiety quickly using The Linden Method. The changes happen immediately and the recovery is fast. I have seen it happen too many times to start doubting it now.
I hope you now allow me the opportunity to guide you through the simple 'short cut' that I have developed over 10 years and used with over 160,000 people from around the world, who send me emails like these in thanks and gratitude for the recoveries they make."
IMMEDIATE REASSURANCE - As you do this programme you can email or phone our qualified staff as often as you like and get immediate reassurance from ex OCD sufferers who have helped tens of thousands of people to recover - there isn't any OCD symptom or thought they haven't experienced, so you can be totally sure that you are going to feel a lot better fast!
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