The link below is an interview with Jerome Bubrick, PhD, is a nationally renowned cognitive and behavioral psychologist who specializes in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
I really enjoyed this interview. This interview talked about OCD and anxiety issues. In addition, Dr. Bubrick discusses what the root of the anxiety. He discusses how these are genetic and through the brain as well as, learned. The most important part about their work is to teach parents, teachers to be proactive and intervening to help the children through the anxiety. Most important tip to remember is never be dismissive about a child’s anxiety. It is not a good decision to say, “It is all in your head.” The recommendation for treatment is CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). Through this therapy helps teach people how they think, feel and do. CBT is not just therapy where people talk about their anxiety. The person talks about how they think, how it makes them feel and then what the person can do about the feelings. It is a structural approach that moves at the individuals pace.
Click on the link below and take some time to listen.
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