A personal, and sometimes graphic, story of pure O in OCD (meaning obsessive thoughts are more prominent than compulsive behaviors). "[The author has] pure O, or pure OCD, a little-known type of obsessive-compulsive disorder. People with pure O experience repetitive thoughts, doubts and mental images about things such as sex, blasphemy and murder."
What Is Perfectionism? Perfectionism is a medical condition characterized by severe self-criticism and self-doubt, often accompanied by anxiety, depression, or obsessive-compulsive behavior. It can lead to appetite and sleep disturbances, confusion, problems in relationships, inability to concentrate, procrastination of important tasks, and, if left untreated, major depression, anxiety disorders, and suicide.
The Feeling Thermometer is a key tool in the treatment of OCD in children and the treatment of anxiety. It is a key component in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) treatment and helps children and adolescents articulate their symptoms and anxiety levels in a way that parents, caregivers, and mental health professionals can understand and respond to.
The Psychology Of Nail-Biting, Skin-Picking And Other Compulsive Behaviors
Dr. Foote, Co-Founder and Executive Director at the Center for Motivation and Change (CMC) in New York, spoke during our Addiction Speaker Series about the organization’s national peer-to-peer parent coaching network for treatment of substance use, compulsive behavior disorders and trauma. We had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Foote about CMC’s work.