Patrick McGrath, Ph.D., is the Director of the Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital's Center for Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Program, President of Anxiety Centers of Illinois, and President of OCD-Midwest, an affiliate of the International OCD Foundation. He's the author of a stress management workbook titled Don't Try Harder, Try Different as well as The OCD Answer Book. Dr. McGrath has also been featured on the Discovery Health Channel's documentary "Anxious" and on The Learning Channel's "Hoarding: Buried Alive." Dr. McGrath trains students and therapists across the country in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders. He is also the president of a Private Practice Group in Illinois called Anxiety Centers of Illinois.
We are all told if we just try harder, everything will get better. But, what it you are trying harder at things that are not working? THen they will just not work that much more. So, trying harder is not always the way to go - sometimes you need to do something else - something different!!!!