ROCD about my partner’s real “condition,” and Do my anxieties mean I’m not in the right relationship?

For today’s episode, I discuss two listener questions on the ROCD spectrum. The first one (3:31) deals with someone obsessing about their partner’s physical condition, an actual physical/ medical condition, and what that would mean for their future, kids, etc. The second question (23:18) has to do with the attention…

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What To Do With “Flavor of the Week OCD?”

Today’s episode comes from an audio question. The questioner asks what she can do about obsessions that switch themes rapidly. Should she keep doing scripts? Keep doing what her therapist says? Follow the fluctuating obsession? I call this “Flavor of the Week OCD” and it is a phenomenon that happens…

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How Can I Tell If It’s HOCD or Suppressed Attraction?

On today’s episode, I answer a question about how someone can tell the difference between suppressed attraction or whether the feelings they have are the result of HOCD? Along with this question, the listener wants to know how they can deal with (well, they actually want to suppress) the compulsions…

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Panic Disorder or OCD, or Will I Eventually Just Go Insane?

On this episode I answer a listener’s multifaceted question about OCD, Panic Disorder, and the fear of going insane. The listener expresses concern that they were misdiagnosed with Panic Disorder when they should have been diagnosed with OCD, and whether their anxiety is so overwhelming that they will lose touch…

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Mental Health Strong with Erin Ramachandran

For today’s episode, I was joined by Erin Ramachandran of the non-profit group Mental Health Strong. Erin and her husband, Keith, work with couples effected by mental health and addiction issues. Together, they offer groups and seminars to help couples re-unite with one another as they work together toward recovery.…

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Listener Questions- Headaches, Sensory Integration, And Disclosing OCD

More listener questions mean more answered questions on the podcast. On this episode, I start with a brief recap of my big take-away from the IOCDF conference (Inhibitory Learning Model). I’d love to hear about your big take-aways too! On this episode I answer a question from someone asking about…

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10 Things A Parent of a Child or Adolescent With OCD Should Know- With Elena Fasan, LCSW

For this episode, I had the privilege to talk with Elena Fasan about the 10 things a parent with a child or adolescent with OCD should know! Elena is a child and adolescent OCD and anxiety disorder specialist and is an expert in parenting OCD. Thank you for listening to…

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S’s Mom’s Questions

I’m answering a series of questions asked by S’s mom about her teenage daughter’s OCD and OCD treatment. In answering these questions three, I talk about when OCD starts, whether to start a weight loss program to counteract medication side effects, and why some people are cagey about their obsession…

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