Do you remember the old joke of the guy who every morning gets up at 6:00 and stomps around the outside of his house. His neighbor finally comes out and says, "What in the world are you doing? Every morning, I look out my window when I'm fixing my breakfast, and there you are in your bathrobe stomping around the house." The guy says, "Oh, well, I'm keeping the elephants away."
"Elephants? There are no elephants in this neighborhood."
And the first man says, "See how well it works!"
I link this story and the page it's on for the sake of looking at OCD from the bright side, one that can bring us some new view about OCD.
I haven't found yet one page that has promissing forecasts in overcoming OCD.
Seems to be life long disorder and seems to have something to do with the brain structure.
Although, person can be trained to live with OCD and have some life.
Training only can be given by highly educated profesionals, where I don't fit in by any means.
I think they are suggesting use of some psychiatric meds, too, but sufferer (or their family members) would need to sign for its permission to be used.
It's good to read that you done some different things that worked for you.
Has any of your "practitioners" ever tried any trick to make you accepting of social life and social activity, to at least some degree?
Reading helps alot in understanding the world around us, but we can't figure out: what the flower smell is, unless we smell it.
I would consider some sort of CBT, at first with doctor, family or any friends, until your tight nerves get loose at least 0.1%.
Reading from nearby Psychologist and watching his videos, it seems that CBT can give some improvement. It can't heal, that's for sure, but it can make a difference.