Overcoming OCD
Information for College Students

Why Doing Your Compulsions Won’t Make Your OCD Better

Research shows that when you do compulsions to feel less anxious or to make those intense intruding thoughts go away, it actually makes the obsession come back stronger.  The compulsions may give you temporary relief, but when you keep doing them, they reinforce the obsessive thoughts.

In Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), a therapist will teach you how to manage the anxiety and gradually stop the compulsive behavior.  This is the treatment of choice to overcome OCD, and many thousands of people who completed CBT therapy know CBT really works.

Read personal stories of CBT success

Read what the experts say about CBT therapy

Back to Overcoming OCD