Category Archives: Mental Health

The Nonsense of OCD

A version of this post first appeared in August 2013, and might be triggering for some people….. As we know, it is the need for certainty that fuels the fires of OCD. Compulsions are performed to reduce anxiety by making … Continue reading

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Is That an Exposure….or a Ritual?

  For the next few weeks I will be sharing some of my older posts. This guest post by Seth J. Gillihan, PhD, first appeared on my blog in September 2013…. In exposure and response prevention (ERP) for OCD, the … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk about ERP Therapy

A version of this post first appeared on my blog in July 2013…… If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know I’m a big proponent of exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. … Continue reading

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OCD and Honesty

This post first appeared on my blog in July 2013… As a child, my son Dan never lied to me. Okay, I guess I can’t be 100% sure about that, but he was usually an upfront, truthful boy. Teachers and … Continue reading

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OCD and Making Important Decisions

  A version of this post first appeared on my blog in 2013……. Is it just me, or does life sometimes seem like a series of decisions? Should I do this, go there, buy that? Many of our daily decisions … Continue reading

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Can Artificial Intelligence Predict Success with OCD Treatment?

  In some interesting research on obsessive-compulsive disorder, researchers at the University of California Los Angeles have developed an artificial intelligence system that predicts whether patients with OCD will benefit from Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). The February 2018 study, published … Continue reading

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OCD and Identity

This post first appeared in June 2013…….. I’ve previously written about some of the factors involved in recovery avoidance in OCD. Often those with the disorder are fearful of giving up rituals they believe keep them and their loved ones … Continue reading

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