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April 16, 2008

More help comes from wikipedia on the OCD site: Behavioral therapy The specific technique used in BT/CBT is called exposure and ritual prevention (also known as "exposure and response prevention") or ERP; this involves gradually learning to tolerate the anxiety associated with not performing the ritual behavior. This has been demonstrated to be the most effective treatment for OCD. Studies have also been done that show nutrition deficiencies may also contribute to OCD and other mental disorders. Certain vitamin and mineral supplements may aid in such disorders and provide the nutrients necessary for proper mental functioning. When I find more I'll post it, but it looks like I'd better make an appointment with a cognitive behavioural therapist! sheesh Here's another person's trick, found on another forum <thanks whoever you are> "I tried everything, but what finally worked for me is a slow retreat, meaning I began restricted myself more and more. First it was a time limitation... only 5 min in the bathroom. Then it was a look limitation.. only certain blemishes were allowed to be touched. Then it was a tool limitation... I could only use this blackhead popper I had (I used to go crazy with my nails, digging into my skin). I found that as my skin got cleaner and cleaner, it was easier not to pick. I think that when you have scabs on your face, you think "one more isn't going to make it look any worse." But when you have no blemishes, and you know touching your skin will cause more.. you restrain."