Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Tag: obsessive compulsive disorder

The Worst Thing: How My Mother’s Death Pushed Me to Overcome...

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The goal of creating a legacy for my mother required that I go beyond managing my symptoms to confronting my OCD at its roots. I had to fundamentally change my understanding of anxiety.

D-Cycloserine Supplement Does Not Add Much to Exposure Therapy

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A closer look at a new study reporting that the supplement D-cycloserine improved anxiety when used with exposure therapy.

Helping Children to Overcome OCD: 6 Creative Strategies for Parents

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Here, Dr. Ben Furman offers a creative approach to helping children who struggle with OCD. Explaining why behaviors like reasoning, reassuring, and superstitious rituals don’t work, he suggests engaging alternatives that teach kids how to manage their “worry monster” and make sense of their distressing experience.

Experts Question the Benefits of Brain Imaging Research for OCD

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Two experts—a leading neuroscientist studying OCD, and a psychiatrist specializing in OCD treatment—question whether expensive brain imaging research has added anything to the treatment of OCD.

“The Only Cure for OCD Is Expensive, Elusive, and Scary”

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The Atlantic features a story about the availability of effective treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).  “Many OCD sufferers and their families say finding the...