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Because it is uncomfortable to experience bad thoughts and urges, shame, doubt or fear, the initial reaction is usually to do something to make the feelings diminish. By engaging in a ritual or compulsion to diminish the anxiety or bad feeling, the action is strengthened via a process called negative reinforcement—the mind learns that the way to avoid the bad feeling is by engaging in a ritual or compulsions. When OCD becomes severe, this leads to more interference in life and continues the frequency and severity of the thoughts the person sought to avoid.
presenttense wrote:What should I do to stop thinking bad things?
everyday...I think my mind is sick.
presenttense wrote:Hi DavidB,
I am trying to relax..sometimes I feel ok..but after some hours, for example, if I dont get what i am expecting...the feelings start to hurt again...imagining negative situations..
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