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Relationship OCD: A form of OCD that often damages the relationships where we most seek to be certain

Relationship OCD: A form of OCD that often damages the relationships where we most seek to be certain

Relationship OCD, or ROCD, refers to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) symptoms centered around relationships with partners, family members, friends and co-workers. As can be seen from the symptoms below, ROCD sufferers obsess over fears that they’re not in the right relationship or that taking some step in the relationship will be the wrong step.

OCD: How to Overcome Your Fears

OCD: How to Overcome Your Fears

OCD: How to Overcome Your Fears Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder where people have unwanted thoughts and behaviors that feel out of control and cause significant distress or difficulty functioning in daily life. The condition often runs in...

School-Based Racial Microaggressions

School-Based Racial Microaggressions

Research has shown that African American youth are exposed to approximately 33% more Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) than rates of Caucasian children (Woods-Jaeger et al., 2021). ACE’s are potentially traumatic events that take place during childhood and include...

Differences in Early and Late Onset OCD

Differences in Early and Late Onset OCD

Pinto et al. (2006) defined OCD as “a neuropsychiatric condition characterized by recurrent intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors that the individual feels driven to perform (compulsions)” (pg.1 ).  The researchers sought to investigate predictors...

Offering Your Anxious Clients the Standard of Care

Offering Your Anxious Clients the Standard of Care

                              Offering Your Anxious Clients the ‘Gold Standard’ of Care          Exposure therapy has long been supported as the ‘gold standard’ treatment for anxiety disorders. Despite strong empirical support for the effectiveness of exposure...

Postpartum OCD

Postpartum OCD

When we hear “postpartum” it is usually followed by “depression”. While the postpartum period IS often associated with depression, other disorders are overlooked. Outside the scope of obsessions harming infants, the effects of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) have...

Mindfulness: A practice of shifting attention

Mindfulness: A practice of shifting attention

Mindfulness as a part of therapy is often used to help clients hone their ability to attend to their experience in a different way. As a part of "ACT" Acceptance and Commitment Therapy you may be asked by your therapist to practice mindfulness in the therapy room or...

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