book cover: The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD by Jon Hershfield and Tom Corboy
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... insights into psychology series
Insights into Psychology

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

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Emerging Blogger Series: Joey (Schizowhatnow)

This post is by Joey of Schizowhatnow. You are not your intrusive thoughts My psychologist recently said to me “who do you think has lots of intrusive thoughts every day?”. This was easy, I had been diagnosed with OCD at age 13 and one of the first things I had learned was that intrusive thoughts… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Joey (Schizowhatnow)

Book cover: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary by Charlotte Dennis
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Book Review: The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary

The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Diary: A Self-Help Diary with CBT Activities to Challenge Your OCD by Charlotte Dennis shares her experiences using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to manager 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… 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... insights into psychology series
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Ego-Dystonic & Ego-Syntonic Beliefs

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's terms are ego-dystonic and ego-sytonic. The terms ego-syntonic/dystonic come from the field of psychoanalysis, and 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 beliefs do… Continue reading What Is… Ego-Dystonic & Ego-Syntonic Beliefs

What is... insights into psychology series
Insights into Psychology

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... insights into psychology series
Insights into Psychology

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

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Evidence-Based Treatment of Anxiety

3dman_eu on Pixabay In this post I'll take a look at some of the available guidelines for evidence-based treatment of anxiety disorders.  While psychotherapies are extremely important in the management of anxiety disorders, this post will focus only on anti-anxiety medications.  The treatment guidelines I refer to come from the British Association for Psychopharmacology and… Continue reading Evidence-Based Treatment of Anxiety