Tag Archives: Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) Therapy

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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OCD and Gluten Free

While we are lucky there are good treatment options for those suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, there is still much we don’t know about OCD. What causes it? Will it ever be curable? Is it preventable? Big questions that often leave … Continue reading

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OCD and Values

I recently came across this wonderful article on values by Dr. Jonathan Horowitz. He defines values as “the things that are deeply meaningful for us,” such as important people in our lives, activities, experiences, and guiding principles. We all have … Continue reading

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