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Re: Prozac Derealization But Improved OCD Exisessentialist

Posted by doxogenic boy on November 23, 2013, at 15:47:30

In reply to Re: Prozac Derealization But Improved OCD doxogenic boy, posted by Exisessentialist on November 23, 2013, at 10:51:24

> I'm not sure how exposure and response prevention therapy works with respect to purely mental compulsions but I'm game to try it.

There also is paradoxical intention. It has helped me dramatically with obsessions sometimes.

http://www.studentpulse.com/articles/660/2/viktor-frankls-logotherapy-the-search-for-purpose-and-meaning
Quote from the link above:
The logotherapeutic technique used to help patients with anticipatory anxiety was coined as paradoxical intention (Hatt, 1965). Paradoxical intention is an approach that guides a patient to intend that which they fear. This treatment has been shown to break neurotic cycles brought on by anticipatory anxiety and hyper-intention. For example, a patient who has a fear of insomnia (anticipatory anxiety) will try hard (hyper-intend) to fall asleep, which incapacitates the patients ability to sleep. A logotherapist would propose the paradoxical intention of trying not to fall asleep, which would be followed by sleep (Frankl, 1959). The success of paradoxical intention is called dereflection meaning attention and reflection has now been refocused to the proper object (Ponsaran, 2007). It should be noted that Frankl did not claim paradoxical intention to be a panacea but rather a unique tool that has been shown to be efficacious in treating phobias and obsessive compulsions (Frankl, 1959).
End quote.

http://marshallhlewis.net/IFL2005/v19n2/v19n2a6.pdf

- doxogenic


Earlier TRD/anxiety
300 mg tianeptine, 6 X 50 mg successfully since Oct 2009
20 mcg liothyronine
40 mg escitalopram
100 mg trimipramine
50 mg agomelatine
600 mg quetiapine


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