Tag Archives: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

OCD and Mindfulness

For those of you not familiar with the concept of mindfulness, it is the act of focusing on the present moment in a nonjudgmental way. Just noticing and accepting what is. Anything strike you about this definition? To me, it … Continue reading

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OCD Research Studies and Thankfulness

In a recent post, I talked about two of the more common roadblocks for those seeking treatment for OCD: a shortage of qualified OCD treatment providers and adequate healthcare coverage. If you are fortunate to live near a large research … Continue reading

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Back from OCD Texas Conference

Well, I am back from the OCD Texas Conference in San Antonio. It was, as expected, an amazing weekend of sharing, learning, and connecting with others whose lives have been affected by OCD.  International OCD Foundation conferences, and those of … Continue reading

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Using Evidence-Based Therapy

Beyond OCD recently linked to this eye-opening article in the New York Times called “Looking for Evidence That Therapy Works.” It states that while the evidence-based treatment known as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to be effective in … Continue reading

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ERP Therapy, Drugs, and Anxiety

By the time my son Dan entered a residential treatment program for obsessive-compulsive disorder, he’d already been taking an SSRI for a while. A benzodiazepine and an atypical antipsychotic were soon added to his regimen. Side effects abounded, but we … Continue reading

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Hoarding and OCD..Are They Connected?

Presenting………ocdtalk’s first guest post of 2013. Dr. Marla Deibler writes about hoarding and its connection to OCD: Hoarding is an often misunderstood problem, which has, in recent years, garnered quite a bit of media attention.  In fact, some of the … Continue reading

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PANDAS

I’ve been meaning to write a post about PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcus) for a while, but I think this recent article in The Boston Globe by Neil Swidey does a much better job of describing it … Continue reading

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Mental Rituals, OCD, and ERP

I’m excited to introduce ocdtalk’s first guest blogger! Seth J. Gillihan, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with a practice in Haverford, Pennsylvania. He completed his doctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania and specializes in cognitive-behavioral treatments for anxiety … Continue reading

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OCD and Social Scrupulosity

I had never even heard of social scrupulosity before, so at the International OCD Conference last week, I decided to attend a session on the subject. I had always associated scrupulosity in OCD with unreasonable religious expectations of one’s self. … Continue reading

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OCD and Thought-Action Fusion

As I’ve mentioned before, and most of us already know, our minds have minds of their own. All kinds of thoughts run through them on a daily basis: some happy, some distressing, some weird, some comical. So many thoughts over … Continue reading

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