Center for Anxiety
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Center for Anxiety
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Three Strategies to Reduce and Resist Obsessions

Three Strategies to Reduce and Resist Obsessions

By Rachel Lacks, EdM Do you ever have an itching feeling that you just have to do something, or else the thought of doing it will haunt you? Do you ever feel the need to re-read a sentence in your book again, or to go back to re-read a whole paragraph, or a whole...

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Validation Without Reassurance

Written by Hadar Naftalovich [Note: Details have been changed to protect patient privacy] When I started working at the Center for Anxiety, I quickly learned that some of the inquiries we receive are rather different from the typical phone calls I’d been used to. In...

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Does my Child Have OCD

Written by Regine Galanti In both adults and children, OCD is characterized by two core symptoms: (1) repetitive, distressing thoughts (obsessions), and (2) repetitive/difficult-to-resist behaviors aimed at getting rid of one's thoughts (compulsions). Similarly, for...

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Bring on Those Bad Thoughts

Almost all people occasionally experience thoughts that they don’t like. They may not admit it in public, but the fact of the matter is that almost everyone has some odd thoughts that they’d prefer not to have. While most people can just accept these thoughts and move on with life when they occur, some people adopt a “no negative thoughts allowed” policy…

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