Tag Archives: ERP Therapy

OCD and Flooding

This post first appeared on my blog in December 2013…. Until recently I had never heard the term “flooding” in reference to obsessive-compulsive disorder, but over the past couple of months I’ve connected with three parents of children with OCD … Continue reading

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When Instincts are Wrong

This post first appeared on my blog in 2011 (wow, I’ve been blogging a long time!): At times I’ve mentioned that you should trust your instincts when helping a loved one deal with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Turns out that’s not always … Continue reading

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OCD and Showering

  When my son Dan was in the throes of severe obsessive-compulsive disorder in 2008, he would sit in his “safe chair” for eight hours at a time. He was literally “stuck.” While I didn’t realize it at the time, … Continue reading

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How Can I Get Rid of My Anxiety?

  As an advocate for OCD awareness, I get lots of emails from people. One of the most frequent questions I receive is some form of “How can I get rid of this terrible anxiety that is ruining my life?” … Continue reading

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Sensorimotor OCD

This post first appeared on my blog in October 2013…. There are so many different types of obsessions and compulsions when it comes to OCD. Perhaps one of the less talked about are sensorimotor, or body-focused, obsessions which involve a … Continue reading

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Can We Decide Not to Worry?

This post first appeared on my blog in September 2013…… I was an anxious child and an anxious teenager. After I graduated high school, I distinctly remember saying to myself, “Enough worrying. You’re going to college. Relax and have a … Continue reading

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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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