Monthly Archives: September 2016

Anxiety – Avoid or Accept?

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 40 million adults in the United States over the age of 18 suffer from an anxiety disorder, making it the most common brain disorder in our country. Who among us hasn’t … Continue reading

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Is Thinking about Compulsions a Compulsion?

I corresponded with a young woman with obsessive-compulsive disorder who had participated in exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy and made some major improvements in dealing with her OCD. However, she still struggled at times and wasn’t quite where she … Continue reading

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OCD and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

Sleep is often a big issue for those with obsessive-compulsive disorder. In fact, in over five-and-a-half years of blogging, my most viewed post, by far, is OCD and Sleep. OCD has the potential to complicate anything, and sleeping is no … Continue reading

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OCD and Thoughts of Suicide

Suicide. It’s a word that invokes paralyzing fear in those who love someone with a brain disorder. And well it should. Thoughts of suicide should always be taken seriously and help should be sought immediately. But when you have OCD … Continue reading

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