Tag Archives: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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 Limerence

Albert Wakin, a professor of psychology and expert on limerence, defines the term as a combination of obsessive-compulsive disorder and addiction – a state of “compulsory longing for another person.” Professor Wakin estimates that five percent of the population struggle … Continue reading

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ERP Therapy and Increased Anxiety

When my son Dan was first diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, he, like so many others, did not receive proper treatment. Wrong therapy, wrong drugs. His OCD spiraled out of control and less than a year later it was so severe … Continue reading

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Evaluate your ERP Therapy

I believe one of the most difficult aspects of obsessive-compulsive disorder is finding the right treatment. Evidence-based exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy, a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the first-line treatment for the disorder, and it works. … Continue reading

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ERP Therapy – So Simple Yet So Complicated

As many of you could probably tell from last week’s post, I find it incredibly frustrating that more people (including therapists) are not aware of exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy, the specific type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) that … Continue reading

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ERP Therapy – Where Are You?

Last week I received an email from a woman in her thirties who has had OCD since she was a child. She came across one of my articles and was interested in learning more about exposure and response prevention (ERP) … Continue reading

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OCD and Thought-Action Fusion

    This week I’m sharing a post from June 2012…. 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 … Continue reading

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PsychCentral – Ten Things OCD Doesn’t Want You to Know

I don’t know if I’ve ever smiled my way through an article on obsessive-compulsive disorder before, but I did when I read this recent post on PsychCentral. It’s a “fun” way to look at a serious disorder. My only disappointment … Continue reading

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OCD and Black and White Thinking

  I am continuing to share some of my older posts as I work on completing my book. The post below originally appeared in April 2012:  Obsessive-compulsive disorder is often accompanied by some cognitive distortions, which are basically inaccurate beliefs … Continue reading

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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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