Author Archive for: Bio1234

What is Olfactory Reference Syndrome (ORS)?

Do You Smell That? People suffering from Olfactory Reference Syndrome (ORS) are overwhelmingly preoccupied with the false belief that they are giving off an offensive body odor (BO) and will be perceived negatively because of it. ORS is often accompanied by depression, shame, anxiety, and embarrassment. Avoidance of social situations, school, or work is very common. ORS is under recognized

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) What is DBT? DBT is a scientifically supported treatment based on a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and Eastern meditation techniques. It was developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan to initially help individuals with suicidal thoughts/behaviors and self injury but has expanded to include a number of other conditions including eating disorders, substance use, depression, and impulsive

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Directors Drs. Neziroglu & Yaryura-Tobias Earn Career Achievement Award

Announcing the 2016 IOCDF Career Achievement Award Winners BLOG FROM IOCDF.ORG… Each year at the Annual OCD Conference, we recognize the many advocates, experts, and other passionate individuals who have made meaningful contributions to the OCD community over the years. Today, we want to highlight the winners of the IOCDF Outstanding Career Achievement Award, who will be honored during the

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Case Example of OCD

Jake is a 16 year old male who sought treatment due to significant interference in his life from symptoms of OCD. Jake’s compulsions occurred mostly when he was reading but would occur also in conversation and when listening to someone else speak. He would feel the need to count the amount of vowels in a given word or sentence. At times he

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Case Example of Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Sandra is a twenty-three-year-old college student who believes she has blemishes that make her very unattractive; she also despises her curly hair and “droopy” eyes.  A few years ago, she began college at an out-of-state university.  Throughout her first semester, she began to attend classes less and less and found it difficult to socialize with others in her dorm or

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Dealing with Childhood Separation Anxiety

Dealing with Childhood Separation Anxiety  By: Tara Cuskley Aside from cereal and showers, are crying, tantrums, stomachaches, or headaches a normal part of your child’s routine before leaving for school in the morning? If so, it could be an indication of a clinical Separation Anxiety Disorder. But how do you distinguish normal, age appropriate fears of separation from a clinical disorder? Normal

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Tips for Learning Mindfulness Meditation

TIPS FOR LEARNING MINDFULNESS MEDITATION By: Nicole Lippman Mindfulness has exploded in its popularity over the past decade both in psychological research and in the media. It seems that everyone is talking about how mindfulness can be useful in our every day lives to help us decrease anxiety and stress and increase mental flexibility and happiness. The term mindfulness is defined

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Case Examples of Health Anxiety

George, a lawyer, living with his wife and two children, had always been a health conscious person but had never experienced any major health concerns.  A particularly stressful bout at work, however, brought on headaches and abdominal pain.  Though he was reassured by doctors that these were stress-related, George became worried, over time, that these symptoms signaled the onset of

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Patient Case Examples

Want to learn more about the various conditions we treat? Read our series of case examples. Click here to learn more about Health Anxiety Click here to learn more about Body Dysmorphic Disorder Click here to learn more about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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