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5 Helpful OCD Treatments Without Medication

It can be difficult and frustrating to find out why your child has OCD. In fact, if it comes with a sudden onset due to infection or toxins, it leaves parents overwhelmed or even frightened of what’s happening to their children. Some parents even wonder if their child has gone crazy when they see them…

What's the Link Between OCD and Autism

What’s the Link Between OCD and Autism?

OCD, or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, is challenging to treat on your own without support from clinical psychology experts. Many try to manage their own OCD without ever really finding a treatment that helps. It is a misunderstood and often missed mental health condition that is complex to treat because of these issues and families often inadvertently…

What are the 4 Types of OCD

What are the 4 Types of OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition where children, teens, and adults harbor obsessions or intrusive fears that cause them to do compulsive, ritualistic behaviors. Such compulsive acts are their responses to the obsessions they have.  In the minds of children and teens with OCD, doing these compulsions prevents the negative things they are…

Common Types of OCD Intrusive Thoughts

Common Types of OCD Intrusive Thoughts

OCD, or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, is regarded as one of the most treatment-resistant mental health disorders because of the strong behavioral habitation that forms. There are also few specialized providers who can properly diagnose and treat this clinical condition. So it’s no wonder parents may have difficulty finding a solution that works for their children and…

OCD and ADHD How are They the Same

OCD and ADHD: How are They the Same?

OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) and ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) are two entirely different conditions. However, children and teens are misdiagnosed to have one condition over the other. Most of it is because these mental health issues have overlapping symptoms.  Many symptoms associated with concentration with attention have very similar effects on children and teens with either…

11 Ways to Cultivate Flexible Thinking in Kids

Anxiety, OCD, and depression are prevalent mental health issues in today’s society. In our pandemic world, it seems as though no one is immune from mental health struggles. Unfortunately, mental health issues amongst children and teens have been on the rise for a long time. This rise in children’s mental health issues is what prompted…

The link between OCD and PANS/PANDAS

The OCD PANS PANDAS Connection

Not everyone who has PANS or PANDAS has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) but a significant portion of kids with OCD also have PANS/PANDAS and vice versa. The onset of symptoms can be sudden but for many OCD often starts with signs of anxiety before the OCD symptoms become more apparent due to the internalizing components…

7 Common Myths About OCD

There is a LOT of misinformation about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)! I spend a fair amount of time debunking OCD myths with clients, parents and even other mental health professionals. Getting the facts straight helps in not only understanding OCD but helps parents and individuals find the right treatment. MYTH #1 – We all have…

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9 Essential Oils for OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a complex and misunderstood issue that is often missed by professionals. The hardest part of OCD is that the person or child with OCD has a stress hyperactivated nervous system that is “stuck on.”  They are in a constant rev state because of intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. The brain of someone…

What Causes OCD in Children and Teens?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder develops over time. Even when one has genetic underpinnings, our genetics don’t define us and anxiety or other clinical issues can be mitigated by lifestyle changes and learning healthy ways to cope with stress. OCD typically starts with anxiety that one engages in an action (intrusive thinking or compulsive behaviors) in order to…

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