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How is Exposure Used to Treat Phobias

How is Exposure Used to Treat Phobias?

Phobias are intense and persistent fears of specific objects, activities, or situations that are not dangerous. Common phobias include fears of heights, spiders, enclosed spaces, flying, and public speaking. Exposure and Response Prevention therapy (ERP) can treat phobias and is very effective. It is also relatively brief than other forms of treatment. ERP is a cognitive-behavioral therapy that aims to

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MTHFR and ADHD, OCD, anxiety, and depression

MTHFR and ADHD, OCD, Anxiety, and Depression

When a child has a mental health condition or a special need, it is crucial for parents to understand all the potential factors that may contribute to their child’s health and well-being. That means a parent in their own educational journey may have heard about genetic mutations that affect mental health.  MTHFR genetic mutations are relatively common, and some studies

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OCD parenting

What Should I Do When Communication Is Broken Down With My Teen or Child?

This is a 3-Part Series on Improving Parent-Child Communication 15 Ways to Improve Communication With Your Child or Teen When communication between parents and teenagers breaks down, it can be a challenging and frustrating experience for both parties. However, it is important to remember that communication breakdowns are a normal part of any relationship and that with effort and patience,

Read More »
Can you Develop OCD from Stress

Can you Develop OCD from Stress?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, is characterized by unwanted thoughts and fears that trigger behaviors that get in the way of a person’s everyday life. Different people experience OCD in different ways.  OCD involves rituals, intrusive thoughts, and compulsive behaviors. Although closely associated with anxiety, they’re different because anxiety is rooted in a real event. OCD, on the other hand, often

Read More »
How Does OCD Affect Relationships

How Does OCD Affect Relationships?

OCD, or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, is characterized by irrational fears and thoughts, leading to compulsive behaviors. People with OCD use compulsions to reduce distress or eliminate obsessions. The behaviors result as a way to stop an irrational fear or “the bad from happening.” While all may have intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors from time to time, it doesn’t mean it’s OCD. 

Read More »
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 reinforce OCD behaviors. I recall

Read More »
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 afraid of from happening. The

Read More »
Common Types of OCD Intrusive Thoughts

4 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 teens.  If a child suffers

Read More »
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 one of these conditions. However,

Read More »
11 ways to cultivate flexible thinking in kids

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 me to start The Global

Read More »
How is Exposure Used to Treat Phobias

How is Exposure Used to Treat Phobias?

Phobias are intense and persistent fears of specific objects, activities, or situations that are not dangerous. Common phobias include fears of heights, spiders, enclosed spaces, flying, and public speaking. Exposure and Response Prevention therapy (ERP) can treat phobias and is very effective. It is also relatively brief than other forms of treatment. ERP is a cognitive-behavioral therapy that aims to

Read More »
MTHFR and ADHD, OCD, anxiety, and depression

MTHFR and ADHD, OCD, Anxiety, and Depression

When a child has a mental health condition or a special need, it is crucial for parents to understand all the potential factors that may contribute to their child’s health and well-being. That means a parent in their own educational journey may have heard about genetic mutations that affect mental health.  MTHFR genetic mutations are relatively common, and some studies

Read More »
OCD parenting

What Should I Do When Communication Is Broken Down With My Teen or Child?

This is a 3-Part Series on Improving Parent-Child Communication 15 Ways to Improve Communication With Your Child or Teen When communication between parents and teenagers breaks down, it can be a challenging and frustrating experience for both parties. However, it is important to remember that communication breakdowns are a normal part of any relationship and that with effort and patience,

Read More »
Can you Develop OCD from Stress

Can you Develop OCD from Stress?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, is characterized by unwanted thoughts and fears that trigger behaviors that get in the way of a person’s everyday life. Different people experience OCD in different ways.  OCD involves rituals, intrusive thoughts, and compulsive behaviors. Although closely associated with anxiety, they’re different because anxiety is rooted in a real event. OCD, on the other hand, often

Read More »
How Does OCD Affect Relationships

How Does OCD Affect Relationships?

OCD, or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, is characterized by irrational fears and thoughts, leading to compulsive behaviors. People with OCD use compulsions to reduce distress or eliminate obsessions. The behaviors result as a way to stop an irrational fear or “the bad from happening.” While all may have intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors from time to time, it doesn’t mean it’s OCD. 

Read More »
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 reinforce OCD behaviors. I recall

Read More »
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 afraid of from happening. The

Read More »
Common Types of OCD Intrusive Thoughts

4 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 teens.  If a child suffers

Read More »
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 one of these conditions. However,

Read More »
11 ways to cultivate flexible thinking in kids

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 me to start The Global

Read More »
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