Articles on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - Page 2

Cognitive-Behavioral

OCD and Evidence-Based Therapy

There is an eye-opening article in the New York Times called “Looking for Evidence That Therapy Works.” It states that while the evidence-based treatment known as cognitive behavioral therapy...
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Disorders

OCD and The Solving Ritual

When someone is diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, education is essential. Understanding what the disorder entails and how to best treat it are key components to recovery. So much to...
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Caregivers

OCD in the Family? Try to Lighten Up

Parents whose children suffer from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder are often devastated and heartbroken. Their formerly happy, loving, well-adjusted son or daughter is now barely functioning, caught up in a...
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Caregivers

OCD Thoughts, or Just Thoughts?

Obsessions, in relation to obsessive-compulsive disorder, are defined on the International OCD Foundation website as “thoughts, images or impulses that occur over and over again and feel outside of...
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Depression

OCD and Depression

When my son Dan’s obsessive-compulsive disorder was severe, he was barely functioning. He isolated himself from his friends, and could barely move from point A to point B. He’d...
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Caregivers

Does Worry Equal Love?

I write a lot about obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety. So it’s not surprising that I recently found myself thinking about my own relationship with anxiety and worry over the...
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Anxiety

OCD and Parental Anxiety

When asked if obsessive-compulsive disorder or anxiety disorders are caused by genetic or environmental factors, the standard answer has always been “a combination of both.” Certainly OCD often runs...
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