Tag Archives: Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) Therapy

OCD and Making Important Decisions

  A version of this post first appeared on my blog in 2013……. Is it just me, or does life sometimes seem like a series of decisions? Should I do this, go there, buy that? Many of our daily decisions … Continue reading

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Choosing ERP Therapy

  For the rest of December I will be sharing some of my older posts. This one first appeared on my blog in 2011: Exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy, as I have mentioned before, is the treatment of choice for … Continue reading

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OCD and Thoughts of Suicide

Suicide. It’s a word that invokes paralyzing fear in those who love someone with a brain disorder. And well it should. Thoughts of suicide should always be taken seriously and help should be sought immediately. But when you have OCD … 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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OCD and Hypnosis

I recently came across this article about Howie Mandel being hypnotized. Apparently while Mr. Mandel was under hypnosis, many people were able to shake his hand; something he otherwise never allows. I admit I know very little about hypnosis, which … 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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