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2606, 2017

An Article about Guiding Exposure Work for OCD

By |June 26th, 2017|Categories: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment|Tags: |Comments Off on An Article about Guiding Exposure Work for OCD

Exposure and Response prevention (ERP) is the most effective treatment for OCD. However, it remains under-utilized by therapists even though it is preferred by people with OCD who are educated about treatment options. Therapist avoidance [...]

812, 2016

What One Sports Fan with OCD Learned from LeBron James

By |December 8th, 2016|Categories: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment, OCD Information|Comments Off on What One Sports Fan with OCD Learned from LeBron James

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 [...]

403, 2016

Hair Pulling (AKA Trichotillomania) and Skin Picking Problems

By |March 4th, 2016|Categories: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment, OCD Information|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Hair Pulling (AKA Trichotillomania) and Skin Picking Problems

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 [...]

403, 2016

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

By |March 4th, 2016|Categories: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment, OCD Information|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Psychotherapy vs. Medication for OCD – Which is More Effective?

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, [...]

403, 2016

The Difficulties of Accessing Effective Treatment: OCD as an Example

By |March 4th, 2016|Categories: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment, OCD Information|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Difficulties of Accessing Effective Treatment: OCD as an Example

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 [...]

403, 2016

Book Review: OCD, A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

By |March 4th, 2016|Categories: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment, OCD Information|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Book Review: OCD, A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

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 [...]