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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Check out this article on HOCD on ABC News: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/homosexual-ocd-straight-men-fear-gay/story?id=22589452
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Thursday, February 13, 2014

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBT AND EXPOSURE THERAPY? Every therapist says they treat anxiety.  Every therapist says (and believes) they use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).  In fact very few do.  There is only one therapy that eliminates anxiety disorders.  Its called Exposure Therapy. What is exposure therapy?  Exposure is the only therapy that is endorsed by all national anxiety organizations, whether it is OCD, social anxiety, agoraphobia, panic disorder, PTSD, and phobias.  If a therapist does not use exposure as their main technique, they will not help you.  It is not sufficient if they say they use CBT.  CBT is a very general term that includes dozens of techniques, including many that are not helpful to anxiety and some which will make it worse.  Exposure is a special CBT technique specifically for anxiety disorders.
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Check out this PTSD article in NJ Monthly: http://digital.njmonthly.com/njmonthly/october_2013/m3/Page.action?pg=60
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Check out this OCD citation on my former client's web site: http://linniem52.hubpages.com/hub/ocdhelp
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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Check out this new article about social anxiety http://www.recoveryview.com/2013/10/socially-phobic-extroverts-the-valedictorian-no-one-saw-alone/
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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

See my article in Medical News Today
Check out an article (2/11/13) on my description of ROCD on the online news source, Medical News Today at http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/256104.php
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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Socially Phobic Extroverts: Part 2
These are red flags: Is the child NEVER alone in public? Does she have
many friends in school and many extracurricular activities, but never
invite a friend home. Does NO ONE dislike him? Does he have so much to
say that he can't tolerate a pause? Does she never get angry or sad?
Does she do most of group projects and avoid delegating? Does he resist
doing a solo task in class (hand out supplies, run in-school errands)?
Can he tolerate being wrong? Is he the class clown? Is she NEVER with
unpopular classmates? Or, is she ALWAYS helping less social classmates.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

SOCIALLY PHOBIC EXTROVERTS GO BACK TO SCHOOL: Many kids with severe social phobia are never identified. Teachers and parents think popularity equals confidence. In fact, many social phobics are extroverts. They "have to" be the center of attention, but suffer tremendously. They overcompensate by cleverly controlling situations to mask insecurities. They are frequently the valedictorian, class president, or football captain who "no one would ever know" suffers painfully with extreme feelings of embarrassment and isolation.
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Monday, August 6, 2012

Colorado Shooting: the tip of the iceberg
Nothing is new under the sun. Teens' brains haven't mutated, but systemic changes in the surrounding community have. While each case is different, their frequency reflects the real costs of untreated teen depression and the deteriorating social support that let's kids fall through the cracks of an overburdened mental health system. The tragic killings are just the tip of an ignored iceberg that causes the full spectrum of acting out behaviors. Regardless of one's position on guns, we can all agree the solution is best when the problem is still small. Training teachers, clergy, and parents to read the red flags early on will have far larger an effect. Finally, educate the kids themselves; make discussion of depression required in health and science classes in school. Encourage kids to tell someone if they can't tell their folks. All of this wouldn't take much and would be more efficient than measures after a crime or tragedy.
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