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Dr Louise Newson

Dr Louise Newson: Hormones, perimenopause, OCD and mental health (#432)

In episode 432 I chat with Dr Louise Newson. Louise is a GP and Menopause Specialist, and co-founder of Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre. She is also author of, ‘The Definitive Guide to the Perimenopause and Menopause’. 

We discuss her doctor story, hormones and mental health, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), the different hormones and their role in mental health, some of the perimenopause and menopause symptoms in relation to mental health, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), anxieties around HRT, other lifestyle factors that may help, teenage hormones, men and hormones, and much more. Hope it helps. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/louise-432 

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Paul Huntingford

Paul Huntingford: The many opportunities to practice acceptance in OCD recovery (#431)

In episode 431 I chat with Paul Huntingford. Paul is an integrative therapist, and sees clients through the Integrative Centre for OCD Therapy. 

We discuss his therapy story, addiction, anxiety, what is acceptance, the many opportunities to practice acceptance in OCD recovery including: acceptance of the feelings, acceptance of the process, acceptance of the presence of thoughts, conditional acceptance, acceptance of the work to be done, acceptance of relapses, and much more. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/paul-431

The podcast is made possible by NOCD. NOCD offers effective, convenient therapy available in the US and outside the US. To find out more about NOCD, their therapy plans and if they currently take your insurance head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

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Edith Bell

Edith Bell: PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections) (#430)

In episode 430 I chat with Edith Bell. Edith is a CBT Therapist and Director of Counselling for Familyworks Northern Ireland.

We discuss her therapy story, PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections), what is PANDAS, working therapeutically with OCD brought on by PANDAS, what to look out for, Sydenham chorea, and much more. Hope it helps. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/edith-430 

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Dr Michael Greenberg

Dr Michael Greenberg: Q&A on RF-ERP (#429)

In episode 429 I chat with Dr Michael Greenberg. Michael is a clinical psychologist who specialises in Rumination-Focused ERP (RF-ERP). 

We discuss what’s new with him, he then answers listener questions, he explores how RF-ERP has helped people, learning to let go of the questions, some justifications of rumination that people use to justify it, persistent obsessions and urges, and much more. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/michael-429 

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Kelly

Story: Kelly (#428)

In episode 428 I chat with Kelly who has kindly agreed to share her OCD story with us. 

We discuss health anxiety, postpartum OCD, harm OCD, violent intrusive thoughts, getting help, exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP), physical sensations alongside intrusive thoughts, words of hope, and much more. Hope it helps. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/kelly-428 

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Erica Lugo

Story: Erica Lugo (EricaFitLove) (#427)

In episode 427 I chat with Erica who has kindly agreed to share her OCD story with us. You may know Erica as a trainer from USA Networks Biggest Loser TV show, or from her Instagram (EricaFitLove). 

We discuss her OCD story, suicidal and self harm themed OCD, getting diagnosed, working with NOCD, doing exposure and response prevention therapy, the Whac-A-Mole effect of OCD, the power of tracking progress, doing home practice, hormones, words of hope, and much more. Hope it helps. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/erica-427  

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Josh

Story: Josh (#426)

In episode 426 I chat with Josh who has kindly agreed to share his OCD story with us. 

We discuss his story, his early experiences of OCD, intrusive thoughts, sexual intrusive thoughts, religious OCD, self harm, joining the military, perfectionism, getting therapy, and much more. Hope it helps. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/josh-426 

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Nicholas Farrell

Dr Nicholas Farrell: ERP – understanding it, hierarchies, and home practice (#425)

In episode 425 I interviewed licensed clinical psychologist Nicholas Farrell. Nick is the clinical director of programming and development at NOCD. 

We discuss Nick’s therapy journey, explaining exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP) and its effectiveness, working on hierarchies that target the correct thing, home practice, ERP as a lifestyle change, and much more. Hope it helps. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/nicholas-425 

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Emma Roselli

Emma Roselli: Working with parents of children and teens experiencing OCD (#424)

In episode 424 I interviewed Psychotherapist Emma Roselli. 

We discuss her therapy journey, working with Stuart at The Integrative Centre for OCD Therapy, working with and supporting parents of children and teens with OCD, what parents can do more of to support their child, acknowledging the tough experiences of parenting, boundaries and reducing accommodations, ruptures in the parent child relationship, working with taboo intrusive thoughts with children and teens, how parents can help around taboo intrusive thoughts, and much more. Hope it helps. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/emma-424 

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Lively Minds and IOCDF

The Lively Minds podcast interviews Stuart, and Matthew Antonelli (IOCDF): Tackling misinformation about OCD (#423)

In episode 423 Will Sadler and Ellie Page of the Lively Minds podcast interviewed myself (Stuart), and Matthew Antonelli of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) about tackling the misinformation about OCD.

We talk about how misunderstood OCD is, why the media gets it wrong, the letting your intrusive thoughts win social media trend, educating a news outlet on OCD miseducation, educating clinicians, and much more. Hope it helps.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/ocd-misinformation-423 

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