Tag Archives: ERP Therapy

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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ACT and ERP for OCD

This week I’d like to share this post that was written in 2012… As I’ve mentioned many times before, exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy is the treatment of choice for OCD. However, a new acronym has recently made its … Continue reading

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OCD and Shopping

By the time my son Dan entered a residential treatment center for OCD, he was barely functioning. Using exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy he tackled his hierarchy and slowly but surely regained his life. During his stay, one of … Continue reading

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An App to Enhance OCD Treatment – nOCD

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Stephen Smith, the face behind the app known as nOCD. I was impressed with Stephen’s intelligence, enthusiasm, and passion as he explained why he created this app and how it acts as … Continue reading

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