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Book Review: You Are Not A Rock Book Review: You Are Not A RockNo one wants to feel sad, angry, lonely, or anxious, but by avoiding those feelings, we may only make things worse. In You Are Not A Rock: A Step-By-Step Guide to Better Mental Health (For Humans), Mark Freeman encourages readers to feel feelings because we ...

Book Review: Anxiety Relief for Kids Book Review: Anxiety Relief for KidsMany parents look for books that offer guidance and understanding about psychological problems their children may be experiencing. Mental health professionals also frequently recommend such books to families receiving counseling and other therapeutic services. Unfortunately, parent-advice books are often poor quality, difficult to understand, and ...

Book Review: Everyday Mindfulness for OCD Book Review: Everyday Mindfulness for OCDDespite the fact that many make light of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) by poking fun at minor compulsions or obsessions, OCD is a very serious illness. For those who have it, it can be debilitating and disruptive, upsetting life in very serious and insurmountable ways. Everyday Mindfulness for ...

Book Review: Tough-To-Treat Anxiety Book Review: Tough-To-Treat AnxietyAnxiety is one of the most common problems people face today, and yet, it is often complicated with other co-existing conditions, such as obsessive compulsive disorder, autism, and depression. Comorbidity can make treatment challenging, even for clinicians who specialize in anxiety. In her new book, Tough-To-Treat ...

Book Review: Don't Let Your Anxiety Run Your Life Book Review: Don't Let Your Anxiety Run Your LifeAlmost everyone who walks through my door seeking counseling is struggling with anxiety. For most, it has been a life long struggle, and often depression is there, too. The authors of Don’t Let Your Anxiety Run Your Life: Using the Science of Emotion Regulation and ...

Book Review: Treatment Plans & Interventions for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Book Review: Treatment Plans & Interventions for Obsessive-Compulsive DisorderPeople sometimes make jokes about being OCD or anal retentive or type A and might even see the terms as interchangeable. You might run across articles in popular magazines like Women’s Health that explain the difference between the terms. But despite the term’s popularity as ...

Book Review: The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety Book Review: The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for AnxietyWhen you experience anxiety, worry, or fear, have you ever thought about embracing it rather than running away from it? In The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety, John P. Forsyth and Georg H. Eifert present a whole new way of thinking about anxiety ...

Book Review: When a Family Member Has OCD Book Review: When a Family Member Has OCD“Every family is a system of constantly moving parts. When one part of the system changes, it creates change in all the other parts. What this means is that when one family member experiences a mental health challenge, all family members are affected.” – Jon Hershfield, ...

OCD and Healthy vs. Unhealthy Doubt When my son Dan was dealing with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, I would often watch over him like a hawk, taking note of all of his behaviors. Was this OCD? Was that OCD? Wait, maybe that’s normal behavior? I spent a lot of time trying to ...

Mess: One Man's Struggle to Clean Up His House & His Act Mess: One Man's Struggle to Clean Up His House & His ActBarry Yourgrau isn’t willing to own the label of “hoarder” despite the chaos and filth of his apartment. It is crammed with his “collections” — not only of books and souvenirs from his world travels but also of empty cardboard boxes, plastic bags, and junk heaps ...

Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery Overcoming OCD: A Journey to RecoveryMy husband often tells me I have obsessive-compulsive disorder: Sometimes when I leave the house I check that I have locked the door, often going back two, three, even four times to ensure that the deadbolt is secure. I also do this with the oven, the stove, and ...

Overcoming Perfectionism: Finding the Key to Balance & Self-Acceptance (Revised, Updated Edition) When you’re a perfectionist, it could always be a little bit better. Every task you work on, that is. And so, the planning and revision go on and on, and the final product never quite gets done. Just when is something “good enough”? I might not ...

Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don't, and How to Make Any Change Stick Mixing roughly three parts information with one part practical technique for yoking habits to the service of self-improvement, Jeremy Dean’s Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don’t, and How to Make Any Change Stick tours the last hundred years of psychological research on habit and ...

A Life Lived Ridiculously Dr. Annabelle R. Charbit, PhD in neuroscience, accomplished writer, and lifelong sufferer of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), has used all three of these descriptors to write A Life Lived Ridiculously, her intriguing first novel.  The book whipsaws between exposition of two well-known psychological disorders, romance, and ...

I Hardly Ever Wash My Hands: The Other Side of OCD A friend of mine has obsessive-compulsive disorder. His OCD doesn’t take over his life, at least not ostensibly. He has some rituals, and occasionally he does things that raise eyebrows, but overall he’s a normal guy with a few rare quirks. Admittedly, his case is mild. ...

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