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Lucywilefire
11d ago

What do people mean by ocd being incurable

Nica
11d ago
It’s a mental illness and you can’t cure any mental illness. All you do is heal and manage it.
Breezy23
11d ago
I think it’s more of something you have to manage. Ocd definitely will change you in a way for better or worse. A lot of things OCD has opened my mind to that I wouldn’t have realized otherwise. We all respond to stress in different ways so all we can do is take care of our self’s and live a healthy life.
stop.
11d ago
It means nothing can make OCD permanently go away. Treatment helps to manage it, but even with treatment it can be present or come back. Mine is currently getting worse after months of it being almost non existent.
Maybe,MaybeNot
11d ago
I disagree with the concept that it can’t be cured. I mean cured probably isn’t the right word because it has a certain connotation. There is no magic pill one can take and just all of a sudden it’s gone forever. It’s a combination of therapy/ERP, medicine, changing your black and white thinking, and sitting with feelings. But it can certainly go away and not go back as long as you don’t go back to doing compulsions and keep up with these changes.