Tag Archives: ERP Therapy

OCD and Physical Pain

  Many people believe that physical pain and mental pain can be connected. I often hear from people with severe OCD who also suffer from debilitating physical pain. It’s not unusual, once their OCD is treated, for their physical symptoms … Continue reading

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ERP Therapy – A Well-Guarded Secret?

OCD Awareness Week has come and gone and there were many successful, informative events to help all those whose lives have been touched by obsessive-compulsive disorder. I think the IOCDF always does a great job with its programming. There was … Continue reading

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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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