By Stacey C. Conroy, LCSW, MPH Stacey C. Conroy LCSW, MPH is the Supervisory Social Worker for Mental Health & Substance Abuse at the Richmond VA Medical and a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry for Virginia Commonwealth University. This article was initially published in the Spring 2016 edition of the OCD Newsletter. Editor’s Note: This article… Read more »
by Stacey Conroy, LCSW, MPH Stacey C. Conroy LCSW, MPH is the supervisory social worker for mental health & substance abuse at the Richmond VA Medical and a clinical instructor in psychiatry for Virginia Commonwealth University. This article was initially published in the Winter 2015 edition of the OCD Newsletter. For those who live and… Read more »
Millions of shoppers will brave the crowds this Friday (and, for some Thanksgiving night!) for the post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy known as Black Friday. Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year and the unofficial kick-off to the holiday shopping season. Black Friday is followed by the relatively new tradition of Cyber Monday where… Read more »
One Sunday afternoon in February, I was sitting on my couch mulling over the idea of submitting for keynote. I jumped up, set up a camera on a tripod in my office, hit record, and started talking. I’d told pieces of my story a million times, but there was something different about telling it… Read more »
Disorders Related to OCD It is important to get the right diagnosis as early as possible. These other disorders are similar to OCD but are not OCD. Some people can have both OCD and one or more of these. Related Disorder How This Disorder “Looks Like” OCD
A list of recommended books on OCD listed by population, specialty area, and other criteria.
How to Find the Right Therapist
Finding a therapist who can diagnose and effectively treat OCD is a challenge to many patients and families.
This page will give you:
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 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