OCD Articles

Are Intrusive Thoughts Normal?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, April 4th, 2014
I keep having horrible anxiety and thoughts. Okay so im 17 and I keep experiencing intrusive thoughts. They happened when I was sick and in bed for a few days and I was by myself and my mind was wandering to all sorts of places ...

Possible Sexual Abuse

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
I'll describe what's bugging me in a few paragraphs, questions at the end. About a year ago when I was at my friend's house, at night when everyone else was asleep (he probably thought I was too), my friend's dad kept uncovering certain parts of my ...

Dissociative Episodes

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, March 8th, 2014
I have recently experienced a number of dissociative episodes and been going to see a psychologist. The psychologist has suggested ERP. Will this help? Here is more information about exposure response prevention. This type of treatment is often used for obsessive-compulsive disorders and ...

Anxiety Issues

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
Hi, I am 21 years old diagnosed with add, minor Tourette’s, and anxiety and depression, and possibly ocd they have said. I have been out of high school for a few years and I have jumped around job to job, I completed my first year ...

OCD and Anxiety

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Hi, I have been suffering from OCD/anxiety for 5 years now. I am taking medication but have not tried CBT or any other therapies I had a few questions if you can help me. 1. My symptoms started when I was in my adolescence and the ...

Is This Trichotillomania?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
When I was 8 years old I developed a bad habit of pulling out my eyelashes and ripping out my bangs...it is now 11 years later and I still suffer from pulling out my eyelashes...I cannot stop. I've tried everything. It feels so satisfying and ...

Anxiety or Something Worse?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
I am constantly worrying about my health. I am focused on my heartbeat all the time; there's rarely a time when I'm unaware of it. Same goes for breathing. I worry about having a heart attack, having cancer, a brain tumor, pulmonary embolism, you name ...

Guilty

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, February 3rd, 2014
I don't know the origin of my problem and I don't fully understand it. I always feel guilty. When I see someone suffering, I keep thinking that it should be me that is suffering and not them. I feel so guilty that I am living ...

Obsessed with Perfection

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, January 31st, 2014
I need help on how to stop being obsessed with being perfect. I've felt like this since i was younger, 6 or 7 years old. I'm 16 now. But it really took over my life when i was around 12 years old. it would be ...

Schizophrenia or Isolated Incident?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, January 24th, 2014
Hello, I've been diagnosed with depression since I was about 16 years old and I have dealt with the problem on and off again for the last 7 years. When I was 18 years old, my father was murdered and my family was emotionally devastated. ...

Stressing Out About Sleep

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, January 19th, 2014
I can't sleep lately, and its because I've been stressing out over which mental tip to use, basically what happened is I couldn't sleep due to fear that I wasn't going to be able to sleep, so I looked up mental tips on how to ...

Intrusive Thoughts, OCD & Paranoia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, November 18th, 2013
I need help. I am plagued by near-constant intrusive thoughts of all three main types - violent, religious and sexual. It first started when I was about 17, of course it was smaller and easier to manage back then, so I just carried on with ...
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