Management Of Mysphobia Sufferers With OCD?
Hello, I suffer from mysphobia with OCD, so it’s a phobia with bacteria / feces, if the disease is triggered continuously, such as having to be with people that I think is disgusting continuously, for about 2 hours, what is the risk that I will experience? Will I lose my mind / empty my mind? Because I feel my mind is empty, like to think hard / hard to remember, before it’s easy to remember or has high logic, btw I was tortured until 2 hours later
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your feelings. Simply put, you want to know what the impact will be if we are forced to be close to our triggers for a long time. Same example if someone who is afraid of a narrow room, forced to be in a narrow room for hours, or people who have a phobia of heights, are forced to be at a height for a long time.
In psychology itself this kind of thing can be included in the category of therapy called flooding, where the patient is actually exposed directly to the object of his phobia in conditions where he cannot escape or run away. The purpose of this therapeutic method is for him to understand, that what is the object of his phobia is actually not scary and not dangerous at all.
The thought of this method departs from an understanding of phobias, that is, an unwarranted fear of an object or a certain state which is actually harmless. If you are afraid of lions or poisonous snakes, that is not called phobia, because there is a safety reason that is threatened in that fear. Another case with phobias that are not unreasonable. So this flooding method is carried out, with the hope that after the patient knows that there is no danger in being near his phobia object, and he has nothing bad happening, his fear can disappear.
It's just that this flooding method has long been abandoned, because not everything works. There is indeed a phobia that heals later, but most actually feel palpitations, hysterical, faint, or at least as you feel, cannot concentrate, cannot think and feel tortured. So regarding your question, what will happen is what you have experienced. If it's heavier, you might faint, but the bad effects won't carry over even though the trigger has disappeared. If the trigger is gone, then you will return to the initial situation.
If you are bothered with this phobia, check with your psychiatrist for a series of other therapies that can be done to eliminate phobias, such as desensitization, hypnotherapy, and behavioral therapy. So, hopefully answering your question.