In this episode of The OCD Project, Dr. Tolin goes back home with each of his patients to eliminate triggers in their home environments, as well as "contaminate" their safe zones.
Best show I've ever seen on challenging OCD and recovery with ERP and facing your fears rather that sensationalizing the symptoms. We can beat OCD! The words " I'm here to help" are music to anyone with oVCD. I know form my own experience.
Actually since OCD is abnormal, during the treatment process you need to do stuff that is abnormal. I have been through exposure therapy for OCD. The difference between you and Kristen is that you are grossed out but she is scared. Just wanted to let you know. :)
Kristan is stupid lol instead of helping him she tells him he looks jacked >.<
I'm inspired by the people who state that they have OCD and are saying that watching this show has helped them face their fears. I'm astounded by the people who are saying that it's torture and inhumane and other BS. Those people are enabling OCD. Nobody like urine stains. Nobody thinks that urine is a good decorative choice. But it's not going to kill you. Urine is sterile. And they aren't putting it all over anything. It's one dab of a finger in a cup, and then her hands touch her stuff. That is nothing! I think Kristen has made amazing strides, but she is not in control. She needs to be pushed and prodded and has to argue and cry and go mute before she finally agrees to face her fear. I think Dr. Tolin's suggestion of another round of therapy would be good for Kristen. She started twice as high as everyone else so maybe she needs twice as long a session. The fact that it makes her so upset just proves that she needs it. Her feelings that she can't stand it and has to go home is the OCD talking. She wants to go home and cleanse herself. She wants to restablish her old pattern. If she does that, she will undo all the progress she has made. She has done well up to this point so she really shouldn't go home.
This Video player is the worst I've ever seen. keeps repeating freezing, I have tried two different computers chrome and internet explorer. I even tried different internet and same results. keeps looping after 15 seconds and jumping to weird spots. NOT cool MTV
You would of thought that they would of gotten off thier a*** and fixed this video. Seens its been a week but of cours not.This S*** big balls
omg.. poor Jerry.. :( 110! thats not good!!!! D:
This is seriously the worst video player. WTF. Not a PC thing, not a browser thing, just a sucky website thing. Common VH1/MTV, get it together.
ok...what the hell....I don't know of a single human who would just BE COMPLETELY OK with putting urine all over their stuff!!! I think that's just a bunch of BS. They could have used something like garbage, or ANYTHING else....but who is going to put pee all over, on purpose or not on purpose!!! A little over the top Doc!
@Cobraman: I think the difference, though, is that OCD sufferers should only move upward in exposure intensity when they've mastered the level before that. It seems like they're just throwing them forward, asking what their level is, but continuing on anyway. Dr. Tollen insists he wouldn't ask them to do anything they couldn't handle, I'm just wondering how carefully that's monitered...
This is quite possibly one of the most ignorant things I've ever read.
We want Kevin back! It's not the same without him. Southside Chicago loves Kevin!!!!
They probly wont fix it. They never fixed the last one that did this. Just made it so you caint even try to watch a week later. I meen it is so frustrating. All want is to watch this show but caint because VH1 caint get up off thier A** and fix it,or put a better quality video out there
f*ckkkkk, fix the video it still keeps starting over!!!!
The show is not as interesting to me without Kevin. I kinda stopped watching with show 6. i liked his style of thinking a lot, talking little. He was spontaneous and you never new what he was going to next. Kept ya on your toes, gave something to hang your coat on. And i understand from talking with others on fb,he's really a funny, "with it" guy, Not too happy.......
i can see how ocd is very mindless and repetitive. it totally takes control and it's like time is gone. it's overwhelming, like it's right at your skin.
Yes, I am having the same problem as well! I can watch all of the other shows, just not the ocd show! PLEASE FIX IT!!!!
Why is he asking Jerry to fly when he did not work on that with him? That could be a problem.
Maybe Kristin wasn't ready at that time for the exposure therapy, but in the end she should be able to be able to handle the anxiety of such an exposure after recurring treatments. Yeah, handling urine is gross, but a person without OCD should be able to think "Eww, gross" and then wash the sheets once. Instead, Kristin will engage in recurrent compulsive behaviors that only make her anxiety worse. Such an intense exposure in theory should make everything else she does seem like a cake-walk, which is beneficial to her if she decides to keep participating in the program.