In the last year or two, there has been something new and exciting in the field of urge control. Specifically for this blog, that refers to the urge to pick your skin or to pull your hair. It turns out that other types of related issues, where people experience difficulty controlling an impulse to do things Continue reading
Before listing a few notes on medications for OCD, let me post a disclaimer: this is NOT meant to be medical advice for your specific OCD. ALWAYS consult your own doctor, since he or she knows you best. NEVER take a medication that has not been prescribed to you.
So now you might be asking, which one is better treatment for my OCD, medications or behavior therapy? The exact answer to that will vary a lot from person to person. However, a couple of things are certain. Continue reading
People with anxiety disorders (like OCD and others) or habit disorders (like hair pulling, skin picking or nail-biting) sometimes focus on the anxiety involved with these problems, and can make the erroneous assumption that treating anxiety will in fact treat the problem. It’s important to realize that, for OCD, anxiety is a Continue reading