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Friday, July 24, 2009

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) requires CBT

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and other anxiety syndromes, including panic attacks, phobias, social anxiety, etc. require Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

So many people with OCD come to my center for treatment and share that they have had YEARS of prior psychodynamic therapy (often called "talk therapy") without any progress.

They are often amazed that sometimes within a few sessions of CBT they are seeing quick progress after years and years of suffering.

There is a terrific conference coming up focused on OCD. Copy and paste the link below into your browser for a news story focused on this conference and CBT treatment:

Of course, you can also check out "Obsessed" on A & E Monday nights to see Dr. April and fellow colleagues providing CBT to the show's participants struggling with OCD, phobias and other anxiety disorders (Yes, I know this is a shameless plug, but this amazing show is educating millions about OCD and proper treatment).

And you can follow this link for more info on CBT

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Support Groups and Anxiety Reduction

Support groups (specifically those with a cognitive-behavioral therapy focus) can be one of the most effective forms of treatment for anxiety disorders for a variety of reasons:

1.) They offer proof that you are not alone in your anxiety struggles, which can go a long way in reducing shame over your symptoms.

2.) They offer encouragement and support.

3.) Discussion in group can set you on the path towards freedom from your anxiety as you begin to face your fears.

4.) For some, group therapy can bring more commitment to completing anxiety reduction homework assignments.

Anxiety support groups can be a powerful and effective way to reduce your anxiety so consider joining one to make great progress!

Follow this link for more info on support groups

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