Why CBT Works With Anxiety

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy, or CBT, is a form of psychological therapy that has not been around that long. Even so, since its induction in the 1980’s, it has been shown to be very effective in the treatment of a wide range of psychological disorders. Because CBT focuses on the underlying thought processes of an individual, and the faulty behaviors that…

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Managing depression with OCD

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Depression can commonly accompany somebody who is battling another mental health disorder particularly anxiety disorders such as OCD. A person may have PTSD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, OCD, or an array of other types of mental disorders such as any of the substance-related disorders or personality disorders, and also be battling a case of a depressive disorder; it is…

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Child or Teen Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder [Video]

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is officially categorized as a mental disorder that is exemplified by recurring symptoms of persistent and intrusive thoughts that are deemed unwanted and often even senseless. These persistent thoughts reach the point of obsession and compulsion, meaning that the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder sufferer cannot stop himself from engaging in ritualistic activities regardless of the desire to…

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OCD In Children: Bridget [Video]

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In this video from OCD Kids the ABC Special, Bridget who is suffering from OCD is afraid her mother is contaminated and that if she gets too close that she will be contaminated as well. Bridget has to sit a certain distance away from things like the arm rest of the couch or she will be contaminated from that. How…

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OCD In Children: Rocco [Video]

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Here is another video from the ABC Primetime special back in August on OCD in Children where they focused on several different kids suffering from Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). In this video Rocco is afraid of getting sick ans afraid something bad will happen when he leaves the house. He continually hounds his mother looking for reassurance that nothing bad…

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Children With OCD: Michelle [Video]

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ABC Primetime had a special back in August on OCD Kids where they focused on several different kids suffering from Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Michelle’s fear of other students being contaminated kept her out school for 4 months. Her fear of germs controlled her life even at home, she was afraid to touch anything, because it was contaminated and showered…

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Child OCD Symptom Checklist

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Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children Please answer True or False for each of the following statements that may describe OCD symptoms in children: 1.       _____  Child leaves the restroom a mess including toilet paper on floor, wet sink surface and toilet not flushed. 2.       _____  Child expresses need to conquer, defeat or have victory over a sibling. 3.      …

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Childhood Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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The onset of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in children is qualitatively different from the onset of OCD in older teens and adults. Preschool children with Obsessive Compulsive disorder and elementary age children with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder present very differently than adults because the daily experiences of these young children take place in environments corresponding with their developmental stages (for example, home…

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