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Intrusive Thought OCD

Intrusive Thought OCD Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) comes in a variety of shapes and flavors, but there are primarily four main types. These four types are contamination OCD, checking OCD, “just right” OCD and intrusive thought OCD. Many people believe that OCD is primarily concerned with being organized and tidy, and while this certainly is one […]

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Some OCD Tricks and Distortions

I have found Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) to be very tricky and devious. Understanding and recognizing some of the tricks and distortions that OCD uses can be helpful when seeking to manage OCD. An OCD trick that one of my clients recently struggled with was wondering whether or not his current concern was OCD. This […]

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Angel and Jason: Pushed to the Brink by Panic

Over the last ten years, I have had the opportunity to work with people all along the economic spectrum. For some years I was a counselor at a residential treatment center–some would call it a halfway house–for chronically mentally ill adults located in Portland’s hard-scrabble Old Town. Working there, I came in contact with many […]

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