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Archives for February, 2009

Baby Anxiety

The birth of a baby is a time of celebration and joy. However, most parents of newborns experience significant anxiety mixed with their happiness. They worry about the health and safety of their infants and all of the responsibilities of being a parent. In...
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Some readers may wonder why we titled our blog Anxiety and OCD Exposed.

The term Exposed brings up a variety of possible meanings:

toxic waste dump found in desert
the latest movie star scandal
the electric wire without a cover
oops; make sure your pants are zipped up
to bitter cold weather…brrrr
another political disgrace
uncovered patio furniture
a treatment for anxiety and OCD

Yes, mental health professionals treat anxiety and OCD through a method called exposure. Basically exposure means that you face your fears. In other words, you are exposed to what...
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Welcome to Anxiety and OCD Exposed!

I'm very pleased to introduce our new blog on anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It is hosted by renowned clinical psychologists Laura L. Smith, and Charles H. Elliott, , co-authors of numerous books, including Anxiety for Dummies, Depression for Dummies, and Seasonal Affective Disorder for Dummies.

Their recently released book is entitled, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder For Dummies which will provide an introductory, common-sense guide to OCD. We're excited to have these two great psychologists blog on these topics, and look forward to their...
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