Mindfulness and Anxiety

‘Mindfulness’ may be a term that you have come across recently and wondered what it was all about. From Anderson Cooper to the Huffington Post, everyone seems to be buzzing about mindfulness. So what’s the big deal? Mindfulness essentially means being fully aware of the present moment. Many of us spend majority of our days multitasking and being distracted by … Read More

The Houston OCD Team Attends the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) Annual Conference in Miami

While attending the ADAA conference is always informative and exciting as we learn about the latest developments in anxiety treatment and connect with colleagues from all over the world, during the conference in Miami this April the team from Houston OCD Program collaborated on several talks and poster presentations. We had a very successful conference with many clinicians and researchers … Read More

A Glimpse into the Future Home of the Houston OCD Program

Embarking on the construction of our new clinic has been quite the excitement among the Houston OCD Program team since our Ground Breaking Ceremony in August 2014. The new building is rising in the beautiful Heights neighborhood of Houston and is on schedule to open its doors late summer of this year. What is currently a shell of what is … Read More

Media Coverage on OCD and Survivor Stories

Ever since Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) was first clearly defined in the 1980’s, many studies have explored the symptoms, origins, and effective treatments for the disorder. As more and more research has been conducted, OCD has gained significant wp-content/uploads attention as well. Not all of the depictions of OCD in the wp-content/uploads are always accurate, but recently there have been … Read More

Overcoming OCD: One Patient’s Journey Through Treatment

I was struggling for a long time with upsetting thoughts that kept coming back in my mind until I finally reached a point where I decided to have the help of a clinical psychologist. I was diagnosed with OCD and finally learned the name to my endless struggle …READ MORE

Health Anxiety/Hypochondriasis: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Transcultural Adaptation

During this year’s Annual OCD Conference, Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD, ABPP of the Houston OCD Program and his colleague, Szu-Hui Lee, PhD spoke to conference attendees on “Health Anxiety/Hypochondriasis: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Transcultural Adaptation.”…READ MORE

Inpatient programs versus residential programs for OCD and other anxiety disorders

There are effective treatments available for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and other anxiety disorders. Majority of people with these disorders benefit greatly from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), especially from Exposure and response prevention. This is true for outpatient therapy, that is the “classical” weekly therapy session for 12 to 20 weeks. …READ MORE