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OCD Treatment In LA!

by Dr. Jonathan Grayson

It’s official, I will be relocating to LA on Dec. 1 this year and starting a new anxiety and OCD treatment center there. The new office will be in LA county (I’m open to suggestions for possible locations, but please have reasons other than convenient to where you might live). Go to LAOCDTreatment.com  for: New center updates or; if you […]

OCD and Hope

by Dr. Jonathan Grayson

OCD can be devastating, but there is treatment that works.  When reading comments from other readers that may sound hopeless, please search through the thread – it is likely that earlier on I did discuss some of what can be done for that manifestation of OCD.  I’ve been working with OCD since 1978 (I know, […]

Freedom From OCD 2nd Edition is Now Available!

by Dr. Jonathan Grayson

The second edition of Freedom From OCD is now available.  It includes updated treatment information (e.g. incorporating ACT into ERP), more OCD presentations (e.g. Relationship OCD, Sensory-Focused OCD, Obsessing about Obsessing) and others. There is also a website for the new edition:  FreedomFromOCD.com.   The website allows users to download all of the forms that appear in the book for free.  In addition, […]

Knowing You Have OCD With Certainty

by Dr. Jonathan Grayson

Max in a post to this site asked what about convincing someone, with certainty, that they have OCD, since this would be comforting and reassuring. There are three problems with this approach. First, as I’ve noted elsewhere…

Answer to Patrick’s Obsessing about Obsessing Post

by Dr. Jonathan Grayson

Patrick, I assume you read the post article here about obsessing about obsessing, so I will not repeat what was there.  This form of OCD is a difficult one to help a sufferer understand what to do and I apologize if this doesn’t seem clear.  In your post you ask if you should ruminate and […]

Susan’s mental obsessions and religious concerns.

by Dr. Jonathan Grayson

Susan’s mental obsessions and religious concerns.We actually have a sizable number of Orthodox Jews in our practice with a variety of religious concerns. You describe a few different problems with your OCD: words and images you have in your head that you don’t like; concerns about your own level of observance and how G-d may […]

The Cruelest Obsession: Obsessing about Obsessing

by Dr. Jonathan Grayson

Most of the time, the feared consequences don’t occur – your family doesn’t contract AIDS, you don’t turn into a serial killer, you don’t molest your children. For obsessing about obsessing the fear is the obsessions will never end and as a result life will be horrible because. And it’s true…