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Had a Bad Reaction to SSRI’s?

From my experience treating those with OCD, when SSRI medications are used, the person typically has one of 3 responses. Most people (85%) have good responses to Luvox/Lexapro/Zoloft/etc. The other 15% fall into two categories: [...]

By |2020-11-11T05:46:41+00:00November 11th, 2020|OCD Medications|Comments Off on Had a Bad Reaction to SSRI’s?

OCD Conference!

The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF.org) holds annual conferences on OCD at rotating locations throughout the United States. One of the best things about these conferences is that anyone can attend!: people who have OCD, family [...]

By |2020-11-11T05:16:54+00:00November 11th, 2020|OCD Community|Comments Off on OCD Conference!

Intrusive Thoughts

It is rare for someone to have OCD without having Intrusive Thoughts as part of their symptom picture. Unfortunately, many questionnaires therapists use to gauge OCD only focus on obsessions and compulsions. Intrusive Thoughts are [...]

By |2018-07-08T17:48:22+00:00July 8th, 2018|OCD Symptoms|Comments Off on Intrusive Thoughts

OCD: EWRP Most Simplified

“Blah, blah, blah, do the thing you are afraid of. Blah, blah, blah, the more you do it, the less afraid you will be.”   I wish I could recall where I first read that [...]

By |2018-07-08T17:12:05+00:00February 6th, 2018|OCD Treatment|Comments Off on OCD: EWRP Most Simplified

Alternative Medications for OCD

(This information is NOT medical advice. It is for informational purposes only. Speak with your primary care provider or psychiatrist about medications.) The majority of people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) respond to an SSRI [...]

By |2018-07-08T17:12:58+00:00January 20th, 2018|OCD Medications|Comments Off on Alternative Medications for OCD

Scenarioizing: A Lesser Known OCD Symptom

The diagnostic criteria of Obsessions and Compulsions leaves a lot of OCD symptoms unaccounted for. And while each person’s experience with OCD and symptom make up varies, many experience what I termed, “Scenarioizing.” Scenarioizing is [...]

By |2018-07-08T17:16:43+00:00January 18th, 2018|OCD Symptoms|Comments Off on Scenarioizing: A Lesser Known OCD Symptom