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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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