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How Effective is CBT for Children with OCD?

There is no question that having a child with obsessive-compulsive disorder affects the whole family. I’ve written before about how pediatric OCD results in disrupted routines, stressful social interactions for children, and poor job performance for parents. Elevated stress and … Continue reading

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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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Does Worry Equal Love?

After writing last week’s post about OCD and Parental Anxiety, I got to thinking about my own relationship with anxiety and worry over the years, particularly as a mother. I worried a lot about my children as newborns, infants, toddlers, … Continue reading

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OCD and Hypnosis

I recently came across this article about Howie Mandel being hypnotized. Apparently while Mr. Mandel was under hypnosis, many people were able to shake his hand; something he otherwise never allows. I admit I know very little about hypnosis, which … Continue reading

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The Paradox of OCD

I was just reading my friend Tina’s blog over at Bringing along OCD, and this is what she has to say about her anxiety: It was interesting to me that though I have a lot of anxiety, most of it … Continue reading

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OCD and Instincts

As we know, the front-line treatment for OCD is Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy, where sufferers are forced to face their fears, and accept the doubt and the uncertainty in their lives. An integral part of this therapy includes an … 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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