Exposure Therapy for OCD: Facing Obsessive-Compulsive Fears

October 31, 2010 Holly Gray

"If you drink too much caffeine your head will explode," my son said today. I reassured him that while too much caffeine isn't healthy, heads don't explode from overindulgence. Explaining the irrational nature of his fears puts my son's mind at ease. But what if he had Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Maggie, our guest on the HealthyPlace Mental Health Radio Show, says Exposure Therapy is far more effective treatment for OCD than explanations and reassurance.

Maggie is the author of Exposing OCD, a blog about her challenges and successes with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder treatment. She joins us to discuss her experience with Exposure Therapy and the importance of facing obsessive-compulsive fears.

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Gray, H. (2010, October 31). Exposure Therapy for OCD: Facing Obsessive-Compulsive Fears, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 22 from

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