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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
By Albert Rothenberg, M.D. on August 23, 2018 in Creative Explorations
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder is fairly common in Western culture. Symptoms are exaggerations of adaptive personality features even in highly successful people.
By Reid Wilson Ph.D. on August 07, 2018 in All about Anxiety
If you want to be less anxious on a plane, we don’t have to change anything about the flight. We have to change your interpretation.
By Linda Esposito LCSW on August 06, 2018 in From Anxiety to Zen
Panic attacks are scary. The secret to getting on the right side of calm is found in six simple steps.
By Tara Peris Ph.D. on August 01, 2018 in Touchy Subject
Many people with BFRBs report that sometimes they are aware of their behavior, while at other times it seems automatic. Does it matter?
By Sarah-Nicole Bostan, M.A. on July 17, 2018 in Greater than the Sum of its Parts
Why getting stuck in your thoughts isn't helpful, and a couple ways to get unstuck.
By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on July 16, 2018 in Think Well
Here are a few core aspects of OCD. Understanding them can help you to loosen its grip and free yourself of its terrible clutches.
By Reid Wilson Ph.D. on July 03, 2018 in All about Anxiety
Like all components of our minds and bodies that play a part in our anxiety, the amygdala is doing precisely what it’s supposed to do. And for that alone we should be thankful.
By Patrick B. McGrath Ph.D. on June 22, 2018 in Don't Try Harder, Try Different!
Can we change the perception?
By Robert N. McCauley Ph.D. on April 22, 2018 in Why Religion Is Natural and Science Is Not
Was the author of Pilgrim's Progress plagued by obsessive-compulsive disorder or simply a particularly dutiful Christian?
By Joe Kort, Ph.D. on April 16, 2018 in Understanding the Erotic Code
Obsessive doubts about one’s sexual identity may be more than just denial.
By Lily Bailey on April 03, 2018 in Because We Are Bad
"So what's it like now you're better?" Dealing with questions about recovery from mental illness.
By Reid Wilson Ph.D. on March 27, 2018 in All about Anxiety
Too often we resolve the issue of threat by relying on safety crutches. Our top-choice? Avoidance. We want to get rid of the threat—and to avoid seems like the safest bet.
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on March 21, 2018 in Evolution of the Self
Ruminating about a past love, or a love neither returned nor perhaps even shared with the beloved, can generate a paradoxical, almost indefinable, excitement.
By Sarah-Nicole Bostan, M.A. on March 04, 2018 in Greater than the Sum of its Parts
Values-driven exposures with therapists have higher rates of success with clients.
By Reid Wilson Ph.D. on February 02, 2018 in All about Anxiety
OCD wants you to feel doubt and insecurity. You can take a power position over OCD by adopting a new point of view.
By Sarah-Nicole Bostan, M.A. on January 19, 2018 in Greater than the Sum of its Parts
You (or your patient) did the hard work required in exposure-based treatment. Now, find out how to maximize post-therapy gains.
By Sarah-Nicole Bostan, M.A. on January 14, 2018 in Greater than the Sum of its Parts
Heard of ERP treatment for anxiety disorders? Learn what part of ERP actually causes behavior change.
By Sarah-Nicole Bostan, M.A. on January 13, 2018 in Greater than the Sum of its Parts
Is OCD "just anxiety" or are there biological differences in those with OCD?
By Donna Barstow on December 31, 2017 in Ink Blots Cartoons
He's giving you clues even before the first kiss.
By Emily Green Psy.D. on December 23, 2017 in There Is Always Another Part
Is superstition just anxiety in disguise?
By Dean McKay Ph.D. on December 16, 2017 in Your Fears and Anxieties
Empathy is emphasized in therapy, but compassion is often ignored. Providing evidence-based therapy allows therapists to be both empathic and compassionate.
By Reid Wilson Ph.D. on November 29, 2017 in All about Anxiety
Worry motivates us to act on our plans, to stay on task, and to solve problems. It can trigger planning, preparation, and action—but worrying in itself is not acting.
By Peter Bregman on October 09, 2017 in How We Work
Find out how you can manipulate your environment to reduce anxiety, use mental visualizations to increase your confidence, and choose songs that get you in “the zone.”
By Reid Wilson Ph.D. on October 06, 2017 in All about Anxiety
We “act as though” all day long—that the coffee we purchased is uncontaminated, and that gravity will keep our feet planted to the ground. When stuck, let it help you take action.
By Christopher Bergland on September 22, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
A new UCLA study offers fresh insights into a previously underestimated link between the cerebellum, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and cognitive behavioral therapy.