Stress and Anxiety Around the Holidays For many people, holidays are a time to relax and enjoy the company of family and friends. However, the holidays can be stressful and anxiety-provoking as well. Holiday parties are often difficult for people with social...
The OCD & Anxiety Program of Southern California team was present at the 22nd Annual OCD Conference hosted by the International OCD Foundation in Boston, from July 31- August 2. This year’s OCD Conference was very successful and broke an all time attendance record with almost 1,700 people attending or present. read more
Most people experience fears and worries throughout one’s childhood. Children commonly develop first fears as infants after being startled by a loud noise, while a fear of strangers commonly appears around six to eight months. read more
Health anxiety (sometimes also called hypochondriasis) is the intense fear that perceived physical symptoms are indicative of a serious illness. The person often experiences preoccupation with and hypersensitivity to any bodily sensations experienced. As a result, the...
I was struggling for a long time with upsetting thoughts that kept coming back in my mind until I finally reached a point where I decided to have the help of a clinical psychologist. I was diagnosed with OCD and finally learned the name to my endless struggle read more
Face your fears is often a familiar statement that is used to described the theme underlying Exposure and Ritual Prevention (ERP). Why would anyone purposefully do things that make them feel uncomfortable? …READ MORE read more
Seeking psychological treatment for an anxiety disorder (e.g., panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder) can be a confusing process read more
A common question we encounter here at the OCD & Anxiety Program of Southern California from the family members is “How can I help my loved one? What can I do?” read more
Hit-and-run Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) or motor vehicle accident OCD (MVA OCD) is a common symptom type that we treat here at the OCD & Anxiety Program of Southern California. read more
You are invited to tune in for an informative interview about OCD on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 9:00 am on Houston’s FM 89.7 KACC Radio station. read more