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Dr. Grayson can be contacted at:
The Anxiety and OCD Treatment Center of Philadelphia
1616 Walnut Street, Suite 714
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-735-7588
Website: www.ocdphiladelphia.com

 

Bi- Weekly blogs and articles by Dr. Jonathan Grayson and his colleages about OCD, including:

Types of OCD and how to cope with them;

Creating scripts for OCD;

Discovering your OCD treatment motivators;

and more…

12 Comments

  • Dear Dr Grayson

    Thank you for organsing and providing this valuable service or consultation through web for people who have OCD but very reluctant to visit an appropriate doctor or shame to talk to people around about it. Especially for us, Asian, which we have never heard or thought of “OCD”.

    Thanks to Dr Grayson and Oprah for the show concerning OCD and the special programme called “3-day OCD camp”. I learned a lot from it.

    Can’t wait to see how it is going to be.

  • Dear Dr. Grayson,
    Thank you so much for starting this site. Your book on OCD is the best one that I have read on the topic. Thanks for all of the good work that you do.
    -JS

  • Dear Dr. Grayson may year ago you helped me learn to start how to cope with my ocd. My ocd is mostly repeat thoughts in my mind and organizing them. I used mindfulness and some exposure and reponse which is hard to do because there is not alot of compulsions. I feel traped in my mind and out of the present unless i am at work I am maxed out on ocd meds. Is there any new tequinques that you can reccomed to me.

  • please do not publish. I want this letter to remain
    private and confidential. I need help for my 16 year
    old daughter who has been diagnosed with ocd. She has been on various medications. Each one with its own side effects. She has been on meds for 2.5 months. It was changed twice during this time. I want to know it ocd can be overcomed with counselling. Is the medication really necesary. At present her case of ocd is suspicion. She does not trust people around her.

  • dear DR GRAYSON
    I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO OVERCOME MY EXTREME ANXIETY AND FEAR OF CONTAMINATION . I HAVE BEEN AN OCD PATIENT CHANGING FROM ONE STRENGTH TO ANOTHER OF MEDS AND IT JUST KEEPS COMING BACK TO SQUARE ONE.
    REACHES A SUMMIT – MAKES ME EXTREMELY ILL AND GIVES ME GREAT LSENSE OF LOSS OF SELF CONFIDENCE .
    PLEASE HELP ME!! ARE THERE OTHERS OUT THERE LIKE ME.

    THANK YOU GOD BLESS
    MALANIE(SOUTH AFRICA)

    • Medication is an important part of treatment. However, almost all OCD expert agree that the key to treatment is also using exposure and response prevention. Both the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association agree with this in their treatment recommendations for OCD. However, for inexplicable reasons, most of their members disagree with both the experts and their professional organizations. Basically we find that it is easier to help someone suffering from OCD than it is to change the behavior of mental health professionals.

  • I have a friend in nyc that suffers from OCD and anxiety. Trying to choose the right road to take….holistic, naturopathic doctor, psychiatrist, antidepressants, cognitive & exposure therapy, vitamin therapy, yoga, herbal teas, chinese medicine….etc. etc. etc…. Looking for someone in NYC that has great success in treating this disorder. Someone who accepts health insurance, of course, would be preferable. Can u offer any professional advice?….or perhaps, recommend someone in nyc?….this person has not ever been treated….and is in mental agony everyday….he really needs help…..he is really trying to find a way to be cured, without antidepressants, unless absolutely necessary of course……can this be CURED without antidepressants?…..your help would be GREATLY GREATLY appreciated. Thanks so much.

  • While I don’t know of anyone in the NYC area, I can give you some tips how to find the right help. And YES, treatment does not have to involve antidepressants. ERP (Exposure Response Prevention) Therapy is THE therapy for OCD. You need to find a therapist who specializes in OCD and has been trained in this type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Ask for their credentials.
    My son suffered from severe OCD several years ago. ERP Therapy literally saved his life. He has been medication free for over two years and is doing great. I list lots of resources on my blog at: http://www.ocdtalk.wordpress.com. Good luck to your friend – there is a lot of hope for him. OCD, even the most severe, is treatable!

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