Emotional Contamination

Emotional Contamination A Lesser Known Subtype of OCDBy Carol Hevia, Psy.D.   Case Example      Joe is a 25 year old college drop out who is currently unemployed and lives in an apartment above his parents’ garage.  He has a

Perfectionism Are You Sure it Pays Off?

Perfectionism Are You Sure it Pays Off?Jeff Szymanski, PhD   The “Real” Problem With Perfectionism      If you ask someone with OCD about the payoffs for engaging in compulsive behavior (what desired outcomes do you get), he or she will

Beyond the Blues: Perinatal OCD

Beyond the Blues Postpartum OCDBy Jonathan Abramowitz, Ph.D., ABPP        In recent years we have seen an increased focus on mental health during pregnancy and the postpartum period. One reason for this focus is a number of highly publicized

How I Treat OCD Killer Thoughts: Treating Violent Obsessions

How I Treat OCD Killer Thoughts   Treating Violent ObsessionsBy Fred Penzel, Ph.D.        There are dozens of categories of different obsessions and compulsions that make up the disorder known as OCD, and while these cover a wide range