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December 2016

What One Sports Fan with OCD Learned from LeBron James

By |December 8th, 2016|Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment, OCD Information|

Much of what drives people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a fear of uncertainty. People with OCD may engage in frequent and/or time consuming rituals in order to ward off a feared outcome, no matter how remote the chance. As [...]

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March 2016

Hair Pulling (AKA Trichotillomania) and Skin Picking Problems

By |March 4th, 2016|Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment, OCD Information|

Greater Research Support for Behavior Therapy over Medication Trichotillomania (or trich for short) is a condition in which people repeatedly pull out their body hair, often leading to bald patches and thinning. The scalp is a common site—as are eyebrows [...]

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Psychotherapy vs. Medication for OCD – Which is More Effective?

By |March 4th, 2016|Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment, OCD Information|

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a serious and disabling problem for many people. Understandably, many people seek out medication to help with this problem, and research is shown that medication can be helpful some people. However, research is also very clear [...]

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The Difficulties of Accessing Effective Treatment: OCD as an Example

By |March 4th, 2016|Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment, OCD Information|

I resonated with a recent article in Psychology Today about the difficulties people have in finding therapists who offer effective treatment. The authors Dean McKay and Scott Lilienfeld—especially Dr. Lilienfeld—have been extremely active in promoting science-based psychotherapies. As an example, [...]

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Book Review: OCD, A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

By |March 4th, 2016|Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment, OCD Information|

Although OCD is commonly used to describe someone who is overly tidy, this stereotype doesn’t capture the common struggles of someone with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Perhaps as a consequence of stereotypes such as this, many people with OCD suffer for years [...]

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