Tag Archives: ERP Therapy

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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ERP and Virtual Reality

Exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy is the evidence-based psychological treatment of choice for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Basically, the person with OCD is exposed to his or her obsessions, encouraged to feel the anxiety, and asked to refrain from engaging in … Continue reading

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OCD and The Holiday Season

    A version of this post first appeared November 2015….. With the holiday season upon us, many of us are firmly entrenched in the excitement, anticipation, and busyness of this time of year. Maybe we will visit friends or … Continue reading

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OCD Awareness Week – 2017

The ninth annual OCD Awareness Week begins today. It always takes place during the second week in October with the purpose of raising awareness and understanding of obsessive-compulsive disorder and related disorders, as well as the appropriate treatment. As many of … Continue reading

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