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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Find out more about Jon:

Jon’s website – LAOCDTreatment.com

Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder” by Jon Grayson

Episode 45 of the podcast with Jon

Episode 113 of the podcast with Jon

Episode 205 of the podcast with Jon and Sarah

Episode 211 of the podcast with Jon and Bob

Resources:

Shala Nicely’s Tip Sheet for Managing Coronavirus Concerns for People Who Have OCD

The OCD Stories book >>

To your success,
Stuart

Comments (2)
  1. Thank you i worry about death of my loved ones everyday not just the virus if i dont wear a certain outfit or place something in an exact spot. Obsessions every day a million thoughts

    • Stuart Ralph

      Hi, thank you for listening. Sorry to hear you are having a tough time at the moment. Here’s some general OCD related information that may help:

      Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the main therapy for OCD. There is a particular part of CBT that works for OCD which is Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy. A CBT therapist will be able to help you get better – contact one of the OCD charities to find a CBT therapist, other mental health charities, your doctor, or search online for a CBT therapist.

      It’s worth doing some reading on OCD as it will help you understand it more and how to tackle it, I recommend the book “getting over ocd” by Dr Jon Abramowitz.

      There are also many good OCD support groups on Facebook that may help. Here’s a good one: https://www.facebook.com/groups/165363354166903/ This community or others may help you feel less alone, as there are many people on there going through similar experiences.

      You can search for in-person support groups near you through the OCD charities. If there are none near you, there are many online OCD support groups now where you can chat with others via skype: https://www.ocdaction.org.uk/support-groups/online2 and https://peaceofmind.com/resources/support-groups/

      Also contact the OCD charity https://iocdf.org/ as they will be able to help and find you a therapist, and have more resources.

      OCD and anxiety are very treatable, speak to a mental health professional and they will be able to help.

      Hope that helps

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