Anthony, I second your recommendations. OCD can be quite challenging to turn around. Zazen or any Buddhist or other meditations might well he helpful, but medication and/or psychotherapy should possibly be primary - if one possesses the resources. It is advisable to consult with Western medical and psychological professionals in this matter - and take heed of their advice.
---ED --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Wu <wu...@...> wrote: > > Kristy, > > Glad you are back. I am back too after absence for a short while. > > Your advice of being awake all the time may work for Dave. Or may not work. He needs to try a hundred things until he finds something good. > > A while ago, if you remember, you advised helping others. It is a good idea, but he did not follow. > > I suggested taking medicine. Again, he did not follow. > > Years ago, depression was thought to be a psychological disease. But now doctors have found it results at least partly from chemical inbalances in the body. So medicine works. I don't know about Dave's problems. Why not go to a doctor and listen to his advice. > > Anthony