Category: OCD app

  • Beyond the Mirror: Cultivating Positive Body Image with Mindful Thinking

    Beyond the Mirror: Cultivating Positive Body Image with Mindful Thinking

    Introduction In today’s world, where appearances often take the center stage in social media and daily interactions, the concept of body image preoccupies many of us. But have you ever stopped to ponder how profoundly our thoughts and perceptions shape our body image? As a clinical psychologist, I’ve witnessed firsthand the significant impact that our…

  • Unseen Scars: Understanding PTSD and Maladaptive Thinking

    Unseen Scars: Understanding PTSD and Maladaptive Thinking

    Sitting here, reflecting on my journey over the past year, I find myself engulfed in a whirlwind of thoughts and emotions. My name is Lia, and ever since that day, the day my world turned upside down, everything has changed. It’s like living in a constant state of alertness, always looking over my shoulder, expecting…

  • Breathing and Relaxation in Times of Hardship: A Cognitive Behavioral Perspective

    Breathing and Relaxation in Times of Hardship: A Cognitive Behavioral Perspective

    Breathing and Relaxation in Times of Hardship: A Cognitive Behavioral Perspective In a world punctuated by challenges, uncertainties, and unforeseen adversities, our responses to hardship can either amplify our suffering or lead us towards resilience and growth. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) emphasizes the inextricable connection between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Within this framework, certain…

  • OCD: Here are 5 tips you should NOT follow

    OCD: Here are 5 tips you should NOT follow

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a complex mental health condition characterized by persistent, intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors or mental acts (compulsions). While popular culture often portrays OCD through stereotypes of excessive cleaning or a need for symmetry, the reality is far more nuanced. Delving into the cognitive themes of OCD, beyond the common stereotypes,…

  • Session 5: Sue’s OCD journal

    Session 5: Sue’s OCD journal

    Our ‘Sessions‘ series explores sessions at the Clinical Psychologist’s Office Session 5 at the Clinical Psychologist’s Office The room is softly lit, exuding a calm atmosphere. Sue clutches a journal in her hands, looking a bit more poised than the previous sessions, but there’s still a hint of apprehension in her eyes. Dr. Greene: Welcome…

  • Session 3: Fear of Uncertainty and how to beat it

    Session 3: Fear of Uncertainty and how to beat it

    Our ‘Sessions‘ series explores sessions at the Clinical Psychologist’s Office Session 3 at the Clinical Psychologist’s Office The ambiance remains warm and inviting. Sue looks a bit tense, but there’s a determination in her eyes. She’s clearly been doing some introspective work between sessions. Dr. Greene: Good to see you again, Sue. How has your…

  • Session 1: OCD and CBT Therapy

    Session 1: OCD and CBT Therapy

    Our new ‘Sessions‘ series explores sessions at the Clinical Psychologist’s Office The room is softly lit and designed to feel welcoming. There’s a comfortable couch for clients and a chair opposite for the psychologist. Some serene paintings adorn the walls, and there are a few leafy plants, providing a touch of nature. Dr. Greene: Hello,…

  • How can I learn more about OCD?

    How can I learn more about OCD?

    My name is Alex, and I was diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder four months ago. I’ve always had a vivid imagination, but I never thought that my mind could turn into a battleground, filled with intrusive thoughts that refused to leave and an urgent need to perform certain actions to keep the anxiety at bay. When…

  • My OCD Diary: 7 Days in Italy

    My OCD Diary: 7 Days in Italy

    Today, I visited the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Now, there’s a monument that understands me. Day 5 with OCD in Italy Before we embark on this whimsical journey through the land of pasta, Pisa, and peculiar personal quirks, a word of caution: this diary is not to be taken too seriously. It’s a light-hearted romp…

  • Discovering a Lifeline: My Journey with OCD and OCD.app

    Discovering a Lifeline: My Journey with OCD and OCD.app

    Guest post by @natpollick Hello, my name is Nat, and I’m sharing my story to help raise awareness about obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), the struggles that come with it, and how OCD.app became a significant part of my journey towards recovery. My journey with OCD started when I was seventeen, although, like many of us, I…

  • OCD and Travel: 3 tips

    OCD and Travel: 3 tips

    “My partner and I had been planning our trip to Europe for months. We were both excited about the adventure, and I was hopeful that my OCD wouldn’t interfere too much with our plans. I had been managing my symptoms well with therapy and medication, but the unpredictability of travel was a concern for both…

  • 10 famous people who are coping with OCD

    10 famous people who are coping with OCD

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that affects people of all ages and walks of life, and occurs when a person gets caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Many famous people have publicly shared their experiences with OCD, which has helped to raise awareness and reduce stigma associated with the disorder.…