Misophonia: Treating sensitivity to sounds and other stimuliMisophonia is a relatively new term in the field of psychology that refers to a condition in which certain sounds or noises trigger intense emotional and physical responses in affected individuals. People with misophonia often experience an overwhelming feeling of...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for post-partum OCD: The transition to parenthood is difficult
When you have OCD, the transition to parenthood isn’t always easy. It can be particularly difficult when you suffer from post-partum OCD, which involves having obsessive fears about harming your baby because of an overwhelming sense of responsibility and duty toward your child.
Hit and Run OCD: Exposing Yourself to Your Fears
It’s Saturday morning and you’re sitting at home reading the paper. Suddenly your mind starts to play tricks on you, causing you to doubt your own experience. You start to doubt whether you did indeed turn the stove off before heading out the door, so you have no choice but to return home to check—even though logically you already know it should be fine…
The Importance of Seeing an OCD Specialist for False Memory OCD
If you suffer from what has been dubbed false memory OCD, it can be confusing to figure out if you actually have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or if what you are experiencing falls under an entirely different subtype.
Can Habit Reversal Help Break the Cycle of Skin-Picking?
Skin-picking, also known as dermatillomania and excoriation, is a body-focused repetitive disorder (BFRD) in which the person has an irresistible urge to scratch, pick, or scrape their skin on a near-constant basis.
Depression: Effective Treatments including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Behavioral Activation
You know that you feel depression, and you may have even gotten treatment with pharmaceuticals or therapy. But what works to treat depression? We will look at the evidence behind Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Behavioral Activation (BA).
Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Treatment and Options
People who suffer from Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) are so distressed about their appearance that it can interfere with day-to-day life. BDD can cause people to obsessively check themselves in mirrors, avoid social interactions, and even result in self-harm.
Understanding Hemophobia: Blood-Injury Phobia
Can’t stand the sight of blood? Here’s what you need to know about treatment for blood-injury phobia. If you have blood-injury phobia, the sight of blood makes you faint or feel nauseous, then you’re in the right place. You need to know about treatment for blood-injury phobia and what options are available so that you can decide which treatment or combination of treatments will be most effective in reducing or eliminating your fear of blood and injury.
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP): The Treatment of Obsessional OCD
Exposure and response prevention (ERP) is the first-line treatment of choice for most people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). When combined with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), ERP can be particularly effective in the treatment of obsessional OCD, commonly known as Pure O. In this article, we’ll take a look at what ERP/CBT is, how it works and why it works, and how to go about getting help from your doctor and setting up an ERP/CBT treatment plan that works best for you.