OCD

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 of the disorder. As we

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A girl debunking common myths about OCD while balancing books on her head.

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 some level of OCD  

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A woman holding her head up in front of a light bulb with icons on it, exploring the link between OCD and children/teens.

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 avoid a negative result and

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A child receiving OCD treatment while sitting at a desk.

Treating OCD in Children and Teens: How to Break Free from OCD

A vast, often missing component in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in children and adolescents is explaining what OCD is and how it affects the brains of kids and their parents. That means understanding how OCD impacts a child’s behavior and how easy it is to inadvertently accommodate or feed into a child’s obsessions or compulsions.  That means

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A young man undergoing exposure therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder while sitting on a bench.

Exposure Therapy and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a disorder that often starts in childhood and wreaks havoc on a person’s and their families’ life. At Dr. Roseann and Associates, we support children, teens, and adults with OCD disorder every day with brain-based therapies, such as neurofeedback and biofeedback combined with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure Therapy.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children

An OCD diagnosis incorporates unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) leading to compulsive behaviors. Children and adults with OCD engage in compulsive behaviors attempting to end the obsessions, decrease distress and anxiety, or stop perceived bad things from happening. They perform both mental and behavioral rituals to reduce feelings associated with anxiety disorder.

Read More »
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 of the disorder. As we

Read More »
A girl debunking common myths about OCD while balancing books on her head.

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 some level of OCD  

Read More »
A woman holding her head up in front of a light bulb with icons on it, exploring the link between OCD and children/teens.

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 avoid a negative result and

Read More »
A child receiving OCD treatment while sitting at a desk.

Treating OCD in Children and Teens: How to Break Free from OCD

A vast, often missing component in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in children and adolescents is explaining what OCD is and how it affects the brains of kids and their parents. That means understanding how OCD impacts a child’s behavior and how easy it is to inadvertently accommodate or feed into a child’s obsessions or compulsions.  That means

Read More »
A young man undergoing exposure therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder while sitting on a bench.

Exposure Therapy and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a disorder that often starts in childhood and wreaks havoc on a person’s and their families’ life. At Dr. Roseann and Associates, we support children, teens, and adults with OCD disorder every day with brain-based therapies, such as neurofeedback and biofeedback combined with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure Therapy.

Read More »
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children

An OCD diagnosis incorporates unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) leading to compulsive behaviors. Children and adults with OCD engage in compulsive behaviors attempting to end the obsessions, decrease distress and anxiety, or stop perceived bad things from happening. They perform both mental and behavioral rituals to reduce feelings associated with anxiety disorder.

Read More »
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