Only Focus on Compulsions

An interesting study has been recently published by Twohig et al. comparing standard Exposure and Response Prevention to "cognitive restructuring" to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. If it sounds confusing, try reading all the tables and figures. At any rate, the idea behind the study (which is the most interesting part, Continue Reading

What is an obsession?

Obsessions are thoughts that are repetitive, intrusive, involuntary, irrational, and anxiety-provoking. Any thought that has these five criteria can be considered obsessions. When people commonly talk about being "obsessed" with something -- for instance, "Scott is obsessed with dating Julie" -- they mean that Scott thinks repeatedly about Julie. Perhaps Continue Reading