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Just Right OCD Finding Balance in a Perfect Storm

Just Right OCD: Finding Balance in a Perfect Storm

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is when your child’s brain gets stuck on the repeat button, obsessively replaying certain thoughts and behaviors. There are different subtypes of OCD, and Just Right OCD is another subtype or specific manifestation, where one can’t tolerate feelings of imperfection. In people with Just Right OCD, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors are often centered around achieving

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Blog Understanding Rumination OCD and Breaking Down the Stigma (1)

Understanding Rumination OCD and Breaking Down the Stigma

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition characterized by unwanted intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviors. These thoughts, often referred to as obsessive thoughts, can lead individuals to perform specific actions or mental rituals, known as compulsive behaviors, as a way to cope with the distress caused by the obsessions. Within this spectrum, one notable subtype of OCD is Rumination

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OCD and the Vicious Cycle of Rumination

Stop Ruminating: OCD and the Vicious Cycle of Rumination

How does one stop ruminating in OCD? Understanding the dynamics of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and the intricacies of rumination is the first step in breaking the cycle. OCD is characterized by intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviors, and within this context, rumination refers to the relentless cycle of repetitive negative thinking. Exploring the relationship between OCD and rumination sets the

Read More »
CBD for Anxiety and OCD

CBD for Anxiety and OCD: Tapping into the Cannabinoid Potential

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a chronic condition characterized by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. While further research is needed to determine if medical cannabis can be used to address the symptoms of anxiety and OCD, it remains a potential treatment that warrants attention. CBD, short for cannabidiol, is derived from hemp plants. It interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system,

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Is OCD Genetic

Is OCD Genetic? Decoding the Inherited Factors

Learning about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) also involves unraveling the connection between genetic factors and the development of this mental health condition. So, is OCD genetic? Let’s discuss that and the onset of OCD. Genetics, often deemed as the hand we’re dealt with at birth, contributes  to the development of OCD. Beyond the surface of environmental influences, a complex interplay

Read More »
Homeopathy for OCD

Homeopathy for OCD: Tapping into the Holistic Approach

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a clinical mental health disorder marked by persistent, distressing thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors or mental rituals (compulsions). These obsessions and compulsions are performed to alleviate the anxiety associated with these obsessions.  It can affect both children and adults and is very much an internal condition of intrusive thoughts. Children with OCD often find it challenging

Read More »
women trying essential oils

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 with OCD never gets to

Read More »
5 OCD treatment without medication

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 developing obsessions and compulsions out

Read More »
OCD Recovery Stories Healing Beyond Medication

OCD Recovery Stories: Healing Beyond Medication

A Path To OCD Recovery: Jenna’s Story Jenna, like an increasing number of  children and teens, struggled with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a challenging mental illness characterized by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. For Jenna her story starts with having anxiety at a young age. Over time it morphed into fear driven avoidant behaviors and OCD. Her parents tried many therapies

Read More »
BLOG The OCD Brain The Biology of OCD

The OCD Brain: The Biology of OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a complex mental health condition that significantly affects the brain’s function and chemistry. For parents of children and teens with OCD, understanding the biology of this disorder is crucial.  It’s not just a series of habits or quirks; OCD is a neurological disorder that impacts neurotransmitter activity and brain structure, leading to a cycle of negative

Read More »
Just Right OCD Finding Balance in a Perfect Storm

Just Right OCD: Finding Balance in a Perfect Storm

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is when your child’s brain gets stuck on the repeat button, obsessively replaying certain thoughts and behaviors. There are different subtypes of OCD, and Just Right OCD is another subtype or specific manifestation, where one can’t tolerate feelings of imperfection. In people with Just Right OCD, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors are often centered around achieving

Read More »
Blog Understanding Rumination OCD and Breaking Down the Stigma (1)

Understanding Rumination OCD and Breaking Down the Stigma

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition characterized by unwanted intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviors. These thoughts, often referred to as obsessive thoughts, can lead individuals to perform specific actions or mental rituals, known as compulsive behaviors, as a way to cope with the distress caused by the obsessions. Within this spectrum, one notable subtype of OCD is Rumination

Read More »
OCD and the Vicious Cycle of Rumination

Stop Ruminating: OCD and the Vicious Cycle of Rumination

How does one stop ruminating in OCD? Understanding the dynamics of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and the intricacies of rumination is the first step in breaking the cycle. OCD is characterized by intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviors, and within this context, rumination refers to the relentless cycle of repetitive negative thinking. Exploring the relationship between OCD and rumination sets the

Read More »
CBD for Anxiety and OCD

CBD for Anxiety and OCD: Tapping into the Cannabinoid Potential

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a chronic condition characterized by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. While further research is needed to determine if medical cannabis can be used to address the symptoms of anxiety and OCD, it remains a potential treatment that warrants attention. CBD, short for cannabidiol, is derived from hemp plants. It interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system,

Read More »
Is OCD Genetic

Is OCD Genetic? Decoding the Inherited Factors

Learning about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) also involves unraveling the connection between genetic factors and the development of this mental health condition. So, is OCD genetic? Let’s discuss that and the onset of OCD. Genetics, often deemed as the hand we’re dealt with at birth, contributes  to the development of OCD. Beyond the surface of environmental influences, a complex interplay

Read More »
Homeopathy for OCD

Homeopathy for OCD: Tapping into the Holistic Approach

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a clinical mental health disorder marked by persistent, distressing thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors or mental rituals (compulsions). These obsessions and compulsions are performed to alleviate the anxiety associated with these obsessions.  It can affect both children and adults and is very much an internal condition of intrusive thoughts. Children with OCD often find it challenging

Read More »
women trying essential oils

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 with OCD never gets to

Read More »
5 OCD treatment without medication

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 developing obsessions and compulsions out

Read More »
OCD Recovery Stories Healing Beyond Medication

OCD Recovery Stories: Healing Beyond Medication

A Path To OCD Recovery: Jenna’s Story Jenna, like an increasing number of  children and teens, struggled with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a challenging mental illness characterized by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. For Jenna her story starts with having anxiety at a young age. Over time it morphed into fear driven avoidant behaviors and OCD. Her parents tried many therapies

Read More »
BLOG The OCD Brain The Biology of OCD

The OCD Brain: The Biology of OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a complex mental health condition that significantly affects the brain’s function and chemistry. For parents of children and teens with OCD, understanding the biology of this disorder is crucial.  It’s not just a series of habits or quirks; OCD is a neurological disorder that impacts neurotransmitter activity and brain structure, leading to a cycle of negative

Read More »
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