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Re: OCD symptom

Posted by pianolady on August 20, 2003, at 17:17:50

In reply to Re: OCD symptom, posted by OCDsalivator on August 19, 2003, at 19:06:58

This might sound a little different and might be a whole different approach to your problem. By suggesting this, by the way, I am absolutely not making light of the problem. I'm just trying to think outside of the box as I know that sometimes the psychiatric field can try giving the same answer to every different kind of person when each person may need a more individual and different type of treatment.

Your problem immediately made me think of the conditioning of Pavlov and his dogs as he trained them to salivate at the ringing of a bell. I don't know the details of it, but I believe that either he or another researcher came along behind him and learned how to re-condition the dogs NOT to salivate after they had been initially conditioned TO salivate with the bell.

Perhaps you might try doing a little research on the subject. It's a long shot, but perhaps some of the principles used to re-condition the dogs NOT to salivate could be used to break your cycle of OCD salivation?

I wish you well in your search for a treatment. I had some of this type of thing briefly for a while, but it turned out that one of my meds caused increased salivation. I assume that you have tried anti-cholinergic type drugs that cause dry mouth?




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