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Neziroglu Hoarding Presentation – Part 1

Evidence Based Treatment of Complex Hoarding Disorder Part 1 Fugen Neziroglu, Ph.D ABBP, ABPP, Leah Frenkiel,B.A., Claudio Clavadetscher,B.A, & Douglas Fabian,B.A Hoarding Disorder Hoarding is the acquisition of, and failure to discard, large numbers of possessions that have little use or value Compulsive Hoarding: A disorder in which a person fails to throw away worn-out or useless items, and may

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Neziroglu Presentation on OCD – Part 4

Evidence Based Treatment of Complex Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder PART 4 Fugen Neziroglu, Ph.D ABBP, ABPP, Leah Frenkiel,B.A., Claudio Clavadetscher,B.A, & Douglas Fabian,B.A Obstacles to Intensive Finances Difficult transition from weekly therapy model May appear to be overwhelming Difficult to make long term commitment Develop dependency on therapists Struggle for out of town individuals to receive adequate follow-up care Abrupt shift from

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Neziroglu Presentation on OCD Part 3

Evidence Based Treatment of Complex Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder PART 3 Fugen Neziroglu, Ph.D ABBP, ABPP, Leah Frenkiel,B.A., Claudio Clavadetscher,B.A, & Douglas Fabian,B.A CBT vs. Pharmacotherapy: Rates of Response and Remission After receiving treatment consisting of ▫         ERP alone, SRI (clompiramine), ERP and SRI (clompiramine), or Placebo Treatment responders were assessed for OCD symptoms at 12 week follow up. ERP alone or

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Neziroglu Presentation on OCD Part 2

Evidence Based Treatment of Complex Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder PART 2 Fugen Neziroglu, Ph.D ABBP, ABPP, Leah Frenkiel,B.A., Claudio Clavadetscher,B.A, & Douglas Fabian,B.A Sample Hierarchy of AIDS Contamination 95              Being in a hospital ER 90              Shaking hands with homeless person 80              Using a public bathroom 75              Getting sick (flu, vomiting, weak, bruise etc.) 70              Going to a bar in NYC 60              Touching items

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Neziroglu Presentation on OCD – Part 1: 2015 Presentation on Treatment of OCD

Evidence Based Treatment of Complex Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Part 1 Fugen Neziroglu, Ph.D ABBP, ABPP, Leah Frenkiel,B.A., Claudio Clavadetscher,B.A, & Douglas Fabian,B.A Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Presence of obsessions and/or compulsions ▫         Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive, forceful thoughts/images/sounds that cause anxiety.  They cannot be suppressed or rejected ▫         Compulsions are the motor or mental acts that people feel compelled to do in

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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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