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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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Should OCD Therapists Participate in Exposures?

I’ve written a lot about exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy and how to evaluate your therapist. I’ve said that many good therapists will tell you,“I won’t ask you to do anything I wouldn’t do myself.” But do these therapists … Continue reading

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Gung-Ho About ERP Therapy?

It’s not uncommon for those with obsessive-compulsive disorder to experience recovery avoidance. Fighting OCD is tough to say the least, and it takes a lot of strength and courage to embrace exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy. But what if … Continue reading

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The Truth About ERP Therapy

  I recently wrote about how exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy, the evidence-based psychological treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder, is anxiety-provoking. Many people with OCD are aware of this fact, and it is often one of the reasons given by … 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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ERP Therapy – An Analogy

This week I’d like to share a post that first appeared on January 31, 2012. One of the reasons I became an advocate for OCD awareness was to spread the word that exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy is the … Continue reading

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OCD and Flooding

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 OCD sufferers who have all used it in the same context. For those … Continue reading

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