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The podcast is sponsored by NOCD. To find out more about NOCD and their therapy plans head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

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Here are two bonus mini-podcasts I recorded with two people at NOCD: https://theocdstories.com/nocd


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Weekly episodes with some of the best OCD therapists and researchers in the world, as well as the occasional rambling from myself, Stuart, the host of the show. Episodes every Sunday.

 

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Dr Patrick McGrath – Answers to Top OCD Questions

The podcast is sponsored by NOCD. To find out more about NOCD and their therapy plans (and to book a free call) head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

In episode 220 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Dr Patrick McGrath. Patrick is head of clinical services at NOCD. Patrick is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board and the Conference Planning Committee of the International OCD Foundation, as well as author of “The OCD Answer Book: Professional Answers to More Than 250 Top Questions about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder”.

Dr Patrick McGrath

In this episode I chat with Patrick about teletherapy during the coronavirus, how some people with OCD have reacted to the coronavirus, what is an obsession?, what is a compulsion?, can you grow out of OCD?, does OCD run in families?, what increases my risk of OCD?, if I fix one compulsion won’t another one just take its place?, why do I have these thoughts when I don’t want to have them?, what are the early manifestations of OCD?, how many people suffer from OCD?, how can you differentiate between OCD and normal fears and worries?, the most common questions Patrick gets from his weekly NOCD webinars: why do I get this thought/urge?, how do I manage this other disorder during the coronavirus?, and because I have this thought does that mean I’m a bad person for having it?. We also talk about what is an ideal ERP mindset?, what is the RP of ERP and why is it important, and much much more. Hope it helps. 

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Nathalie Maragoni – OCD therapy for children, young people and adults

The podcast is sponsored by NOCD. To find out more about NOCD and their therapy plans head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

In episode 219 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Nathalie Maragoni. Nathalie is an associate marriage and family therapist specialising in Cognitive-Behavioural therapy for the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and other anxiety and OC-related disorders. Nathalie has also be an OCD advocate under the name Mindonfire_OCD on instagram for many years. 

Nathalie Maragoni

In this episode I chat with Nathalie about her story, CBT for children, building a therapeutic relationship, advice for parents, bringing family into a session, ACT alongside ERP, values, ACT metaphors, willingness in ERP, advocacy and much much more. Hope it helps. 

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Sheva Rajaee – Relationship themed OCD

The podcast is sponsored by NOCD. To find out more about NOCD and their therapy plans head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

In episode 218 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Sheva Rajaee. Sheva is a psychotherapist who specializes in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and other related anxiety disorders. Sheva did a Ted Talk called “Addicted to the answer – anxiety in the age of information“ which made up the core of our first podcast together.

Sheva Rajaee

In this episode I chat with Sheva about her relationship to relationship OCD, some obsessions and compulsions of this theme, types of exposures (and response prevention) for this theme, when the romantic partner comes into the therapy room, psycho-education for the partner, the fear of being cheated on and the fear of cheating on the partner, philosophy of relationships, words of hope, Sheva’s book and much much more. Hope it helps. 

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Dr Jon Grayson – Coronavirus (Covid-19) & OCD

In this special episode of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Dr Jonathan Grayson. Jon has been specializing in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) for more than 40 years and is the author of Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Dr Jonathan Grayson

I got Jon on the show to address some of the listener questions around the Coronavirus and OCD. Hope it helps. 

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Dr Celin Gelgec – Getting unstuck from OCD

The podcast is sponsored by NOCD. To find out more about NOCD and their therapy plans head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

In episode 217 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Dr Celin Gelgec. Celin is a Clinical Psychologist and director at the Melbourne Wellbeing Group. She is the author of the book “Treating OCD – a clinician’s guide to getting unstuck”.

Dr Celin Gelgec

Celin shares her therapy story, what happens in the brain for someone with OCD, getting unstuck with Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), mindfulness based techniques that can enhance ERP, living with uncertainty, resources for people in Australia, words of hope, and much much more. Hope it helps. 

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Story: Pete Roberts

In episode 216 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Pete Roberts who has kindly agreed to share his story with us. Pete is the author of the book ‘Unknown Forces the heartfelt story of a man struggling with mental health and his battle to live a normal life’.

Pete Roberts: Unknown Forces Book

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Pete shares his OCD story, telling his wife he had OCD,  seeing the GP, mindfulness, being in the military, pure O, finding someone you can talk to, his book, words of hope, and much much more. Hope it helps. 

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Story: Madasen McGrath

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In episode 215 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Madasen McGrath who has kindly agreed to share her story with us. 

Madasen McGrath

Madasen shares her OCD story, perfectionism, intrusive thoughts, sexual orientation OCD, resistance to treatment, getting therapy, moving towards her values, having pride in her story, and much much more. Hope it helps. 

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Mike Heady – Dating with OCD

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In episode 214 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Mike Heady. Mike is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and associate director at The Anxiety and Stress Disorders Institute of Maryland. 

Mike Heady

Mike talks about his therapy story, dating with OCD, realising you aren’t defective and that you don’t need to be free of OCD before dating, when and when not to disclose you have OCD on dates, disclosure is a form of intimacy, disclosure for taboo content, feeling ready to date, dealing with a break up due to OCD, when OCD latches on to dates in the case of some relationship OCD, learning to have fun on dates, dealing with any shame around OCD, feeling worthy of dating, giving kindness to yourself, living with uncertainty and much much more. Hope it helps. 

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Story: Bryan Piatt

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In episode 213 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Bryan Piatt who has kindly agreed to share his story with us. Bryan is a producer over at KARE 11 News, and co-founder of the Refresh Network, a mental health media platform.  

Bryan Piatt

Bryan talks about his OCD story, depersonalisation, his first intrusive thought, various themes of OCD, getting therapy, having a mental health toolkit, opening up to the idea of uncertainty, opening up in the media, his advocacy, public speaking, words of hope and much much more. Hope it helps. 

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