July/August 2016View All Issues
Today, with all the presumed advances therapists have made in reducing mental suffering from previously untreatable conditions, is there a solution, a cure, a fix for OCD? As with so many difficult emotional conditions, the answer is far from simple, not least because OCD appears to bear a strong genetic component. Still, we have more knowledge about how to recognize it, and how to distinguish it from other conditions that it often mimics, including PTSD, depression, and even psychosis. More importantly, many specialists working with OCD employ some variation on what two authors for this issue, Martin Seif and Sally Winston, call “upside-down therapy,” an approach that seems to break, or at least bend, the rules of what many of us have been taught is good clinical practice.
Breaking the Rules with Our OCD Clients
OCD and Children
It’s a Family Affair
Life, Death, and a Good Cigar
Freud Chose to Face the End on His Own Terms
Moving Through Grief
How Kübler-Ross’s Model Can Help Clients Heal
Upgrading the Software
A One-Session Cure for An Obnoxious Habit
Susan Cain Wants to Correct a Cultural Bias
Have SSRIs Gotten a Bad Rep?
The Author of "Listening to Prozac" Thinks So
A Special Daughter’s Special Night