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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OCD, OCPD, and the Kardashians

OCD OCPD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

I’m back to discuss the differences between Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD). On top of this, I talk about the Kardashians, not because I want to, but because of their use of the name “OCD” in their show and on YouTube. Long story short, they’re…

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Sensorimotor/ Hyperawareness

Are you way too focused on your breathing, blinking, or heartbeat? Are you constantly distracted by screeching tires or little particles in the air? If so, you may be suffering from Sensorimotor or Hyperawareness OCD. In this episode, I answer a listener question about being distracted by innocuous stuff inside…

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Identity Is More Than Your Diagnosis

Anxiety, depression, bipolar, abuse, isn’t our identity. You are more than your mental illness, so why are your making it your central characteristic? Even if you aren’t fully identifying as your diagnosis, we sometimes let our mental health struggles dictate who we are and what we do. In this episode,…

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