Our expert says:
Its not necessarily a questio of curing yourself, but of learning how to control the symptoms, the obsessions and compulsions, so as to not allow them to limit your enjoyment of life.
There are no simple programs one can just pick up to enable one to do this on one's own, though if you check on the websites, there are some self-help books based on CBT ( Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ) models which seem to be helpful for some people. Best of all, though, would be to see a proper psychologist who can provide a personalized CBT program designed just for you, in which, without it taking a very long time, you can learn how to control the unhelpfulm habits of thought and behaviour that constitute OCD - the the added benefit that you can then use these learned techniques in the future should the problem become more troublesome.
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