OCD

Are you a perfectionist?

Are you a perfectionist? Do you find it difficult to do certain things less perfectly? I know I am, and I do from time to time. Being a perfectionist is not “bad” or as problematic as one might think, says researcher, professor and stock analyst, Philip Gnilka.  In his research he talks about “adaptive” perfectionism,…

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Exposure Still Proves To Be The Best Therapy for Panic

Panic is severe anxiety with extreme fear that comes on unexpectedly and makes a person feel “out of control.”  In the latest copy of the Psychotherapy Net Worker, Dr. Reid Wilson, at the UNC School of Medicine discusses his successful exposure practice and protocol.  Counselors at Behavioral Sciences of Alabama have also found this protocol…

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Diagnosing Attention-Deficit Disorder from the Internet

A young woman told me she referred herself for counseling because she thought she had adult onset Attention-Deficit Disorder. She couldn’t keep her attention focused, kept forgetting things, and got distracted easily. It turned out she didn’t have ADD at all, but suffered from overwork and stress related to sustaining her full-time job and single…

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“I’m a little bit OCD about this!”

You may have said this about some aspect of daily life when you feel a little more picky about getting something done right. Our culture has more awareness of OCD and the use of the term has crept into daily usage. People use the term “tongue-in-cheek,” but true OCD can become quite debilitating. Next week…

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