The DSM-V is a catalog of mental health disorders as determined by the American Psychiatric Association with the input of many mental health experts around the world. The way it works is it identifies symptoms (behaviors we engage in and our internal experience of thoughts, feelings, and sensations) and clusters them into groups. It […]
by Molly Schiffer, LCPC
It will take courage and maybe a leap of faith to seek help, but you can wake up from the nightmare of living with BDD and learn to change the way you relate to your physical appearance.
Recently I stayed at a hotel for a conference and was delighted to see they […]
Moral scrupulosity OCD, or the relentless pursuit of certainty about one’s morality, can feel like a truly impossible situation. You have a thought about something you did or thought about doing, or felt an urge to do, and so forth, and because this experience doesn’t line up with your presumed identity as a moral […]
It’s that time of year again! If you live anywhere near me, the days are shorter, the, weather is colder, and the OCD is counting the ways it can get to you. It’s the most… (jingle jingle) obsessive tiiiime… (jingle jingle) of the yeeearrrrr…
The several weeks of time between Thanksgiving and New Years, or […]
When I was a kid, my parents had their driveway repaved and this left a glorious mound of dirt at the top of it for a few days. It was probably ten feet tall and I was clearly told not to play on it, but the moment my mom and dad were off running […]
About OCD: For individuals with OCD, having a label for their OCD is a way for them to join with others and feel a part of a group with fellow sufferers.
by Molly Schiffer, LGPC
When I meet clients for the first time they often arrive at my office with some mixture of trepidation and despair, […]
Lately the blogosphere and the online support groups seem to be filling with questions about so-called “false memories” in OCD. In fact, I can tell when it’s time to explore an obsession deeper when people start using it as a whole new label: False Memory OCD.
False Memory OCD refers to a cluster of OCD […]
New Office and Team Member: OCGB Welcomes Molly Schiffer, LGPC
It’s been an exciting few months for The OCD and Anxiety Center of Greater Baltimore! We recently moved into a larger space in the Executive Plaza complex in Hunt Valley, MD and are very happy in our new home. Our free “GOALS” OCD support group […]
Brenda is a Licensed Graduate Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Maryland.
In 2015 I moved back to my hometown in northern Maryland. It’s been an incredible journey. Naturally, there was some uncertainty to contend with, such as how or when new local clients would come my way. But it’s been less than […]
Relationship-themed obsessions (sometimes referred to by sufferers as ROCD) are not unusual in obsessive-compulsive disorder.
OCD is a walking paradox. Those who live with it often miss the forest for the trees. And they see trees everywhere. OCD sufferers notice details and nuances in the realm of human experience that most people overlook. This results […]