Mental Health @ Home book review: Relationship OCD
MH@H Book Reviews

Book Review: Relationship OCD

Relationship OCD by Sheva Rajaee is written from the perspective of a therapist who herself has dealt with relationship OCD (ROCD). What a perfect combination! I love that more and more mental health professionals are willing to talk about their own mental health challenges. Throughout the book, the author emphasizes the importance of learning to… Continue reading Book Review: Relationship OCD

MH@H book review: The Self-Compassion Workbook for OCD
MH@H Book Reviews

Book Review: The Self-Compassion Workbook for OCD

The Self-Compassion Workbook for OCD by Kimberley Quinlan looks at how to use self-compassion in conjunction with exposure and response prevention (ERP) to manage OCD. The foreword is written by Jon Hershfield, co-author of The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD, which I've previously reviewed. Like that book's use of mindfulness, this book uses self-compassion as a… Continue reading Book Review: The Self-Compassion Workbook for OCD

MH@H book review: Rewire Your OCD Brain
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Book Review: Rewire Your OCD Brain

Rewire Your OCD Brain by Catherine M. Pittman and William H. Youngs explains how your brain works and how you can take advantage of that to manage OCD. The book focuses on the two main areas in the brain that are relevant to OCD, the cortex and amygdala. It explains the role of each, how… Continue reading Book Review: Rewire Your OCD Brain

MH@H book review: The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD
MH@H Book Reviews

Book Review: The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD

The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD by Jon Hershfield and Tom Corboy has just been released in its second edition. I was curious what a mindful approach to OCD would look like, but, as the subtitle says, this is a mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in combination book; it's not a pull up a cushion… Continue reading Book Review: The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD

What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology Series

What Is… Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is obsessive compulsive personality disorder. When people say that someone is "a little OCD," chances are, what they're referring to has little, if anything, to do with obsessive compulsive disorder. What they're talking about is far more like… Continue reading What Is… Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

Mental Health @ Home book review: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary
MH@H Book Reviews

Book Review: The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary

The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary by Charlotte Dennis shares her experiences using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to manage her OCD. It's designed as a workbook to be written in, so the paper version would definitely be a better pick than the ebook. The book is filled with exercises to help you reflect on yourself and… Continue reading Book Review: The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary

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Emerging Blogger Series: Digging the Dirt on OCD

This post is by Mim from Digging the Dirt on OCD. The Willy Crisis I’ve been struggling to write as I’ve been stuck in a bit of a psychological rut. Rather than delve into the intricacies of a lifetime of OCD or offer up a hopeful message for others, I’m going to be self-indulgent this… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Digging the Dirt on OCD

What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology Series

What Is… Ego-Syntonic & Ego-Dystonic

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's terms are ego-syntonic and ego-dystonic. The terms ego-syntonic and ego-dystonic come from the field of psychoanalysis, and they were coined by Sigmund Freud in 1914. Ego-syntonic ideas match up with the ego's needs, view of the self, and personality. Ego-dystonic… Continue reading What Is… Ego-Syntonic & Ego-Dystonic

What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology Series

What Is… a Safety Behaviour

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's term is safety behaviour. Safety is supposed to be a good thing, isn't it? Maybe, but sometimes, the mind will start shouting at you to do things that don't actually keep you safe and instead just make you anxious,… Continue reading What Is… a Safety Behaviour

What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
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What Is… Exposure and Response Prevention

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term is exposure and response prevention. Exposure and response prevention (ERP) is a type of cognitive behavioural therapy used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).  It's similar to prolonged exposure therapy, which is used in anxiety disorders and PTSD,… Continue reading What Is… Exposure and Response Prevention