Exposure Therapy: Why Directly Confronting Fears Helps OCD Sufferers

Helps OCD

The most natural reaction to something we fear—be that people, objects, or situations—is usually to avoid it. Unfortunately, though, that innate action is often the least helpful response. Think, for example, of someone that suffers from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The urge to eliminate or avoid something that they fear—contamination, harming others, losing control, etc.—is exactly…

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Teen OCD and PANDAS: Is There a Connection Between the Two?

Teen OCD and PANDAS

PANDAS—Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. Unfortunately, it has nothing to do with cute black and white animals. To the contrary, it’s actually a scary condition that some have estimated affects 1 in 200 children. But what does it have to do with teen OCD? Understanding PANDAS PANDAS usually begins with a seemingly…

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Train Your Brain to Be Calm and Less Anxious With Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback

Perhaps you have seen this:  Two opponents, seated at opposite ends of a table. Their heads are adorned with a broad, pliable band held parabolan buying: offline recommendations in place with a velcro closure. From the band extends two electrical wires that connect to the table.  In the middle of the table, a transparent plastic…

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How to Survive Your Teens Mood Swings and Maybe Even Help Them Out

Teens Mood Swings

Without much warning and often little provocation, the beast awakens. You brace yourself. A little fear even flashes in your eyes. With eye rolling, snarky comments, snapping, and yelling, your teenager unleashes their attitude. Like a ferocious and unpredictable monster, they tear into everything and everyone around them.     At least… that’s how you may perceive…

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You CAN Overcome Test Anxiety! Tips and Strategies

test anxiety

The chatter in the room dies down as the teacher begins addressing the class, but you can barely make out his words. The drumming of your heartbeat in your ears drowns out everything he says. He lays a stack of papers in front of you – the final exam. You stare at the front page.…

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