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Dr Josh Spitalnick – OCD in children and its treatment

In episode 202 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Dr Josh Spitalnick. Josh is a licensed psychologist, owner and clinical director at the Anxiety Specialists of Atlanta, an outpatient clinic.

Dr Josh Spitalnick

In this episode I chat with Josh about his story of working with children, how OCD may differ in children, worry monsters, working with the family, explaining ERP to a child, encouraging kids to do their CBT homework. PANDAS – what is it, the key things families can consider when helping their child with OCD, family conflict in recovery, advice for parents, keeping a child motivated during treatment, and much much more. Hope it helps. 


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UNSTUCK: An OCD Kids Movie

In episode 10 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Kelly Anderson and Chris Baier. Chris and Kelly are creating the documentary called OCD & Me: The story of kids who fight back. A documentary featuring entirely a cast of children, showing the wisdom and bravely that youth brings.

Kelly Anderson and Chris Baier

When I first saw the trailer to the documentary I knew they were on to something special. Having OCD as a kid is confusing, scary and lonely. I unfortunately experienced it firsthand. I believe this documentary will help those kids who are scared of being “insane” and it will help the parents understand and support their children more effectively. Chris and Kelly were a pleasure to talk to. We discussed the documentary, their hopes for it, advice for kids with OCD and advice for the parents of children with OCD. Enjoy!!!

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