Jonas

Hello, I am Jonas Eriksson. I suffered from severe OCD for many years and have now recovered. My OCD is related to an autoimmune disorder called Autoimmune basal ganglia disorder. Sadly I was undiagnosed for 27 years. The inflammation put my brain to be in a state of constant terror. By sharing helpful information, I hope someone will get motivated to seek treatment and learn more about OCD and related disorders.

Sandy Glover

I am a mental health advocate with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in mental health counseling. Initially, I worked as a therapist but shifted my focus and became a Certified Peer Specialist. Currently, I present at inpatient facilities through NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and other organizations. I am also …

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Benefits of OCD

The Surprising Benefits of OCD Do you think of OCD as a disorder that is nothing but a curse? If so, you are not alone. Many people view OCD negatively, without realizing the benefits that this condition can offer. Contrary to popular belief, OCD is not just about being neat and tidy. It is a …

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Tips to overcome OCD

How I Overcame My Compulsions and Gained Control of My Life Compulsions can be both overt and covert. Overt compulsions are visible behaviors, such as hand-washing, checking locks, or counting. Covert compulsions are mental rituals, such as repeating certain words to oneself or mentally reviewing events to search for possible mistakes. The most difficult for …

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and how does it work? If you’re looking for an effective form of therapy to help you manage your OCD, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) may be the right choice for you. ACT is a relatively new type of therapy that is growing in popularity. It focuses on helping …

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Exposure and Response Prevention

How to Successfully Implement Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy for Obsessive-compulsive disorder Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy is a cognitive-behavioral treatment approach that has been proven to be effective in treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).  ERP involves exposing individuals to situations or objects that trigger their obsessions and teaching them how to resist compulsions. The …

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Specialist neurosurgeon performing Deep Brain Stimulation on OCD patient

Deep Brain Stimulation: What You Need to Know

What is Deep Brain Stimulation Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a relatively new surgical procedure used to treat various neurological conditions. This surgery involves the implantation of electrodes into specific areas of the brain.  These electrodes are then connected to a device that delivers electrical impulses to the brain. This blog post will discuss deep …

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