Hope Beyond Anxiety

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Hope Beyond Anxiety Nevin G. Alderman, MA, CMHC – New Haven Residential Treatment Center; Clinical Director   Anxiety is one of the most common symptoms faced by teens today. Anxiety can be defined as a debilitating preoccupation of thought and emotion that prevents an individual from attaining life goals and realizing one’s potential. Common emotional […]

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The Effect of OCD on Academic Performance

OCD and School Work A student who has untreated OCD is likely to struggle with concentration in the classroom. Students will often have a hard time concentrating because they will experience extreme anxiety and urges which can become overwhelming. Traditionally, these are smart, bright, kind, and likable students who are unable to excel and work […]

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Understanding OCD in Teenage Girls

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Understanding OCD is hard for those of us without clinical anxiety.  To help you understand what it’s like to have OCD, reflect back on the childhood rhyme, “If you step on a crack, then you’ll break your mother’s back”.  How many of us twisted, teetered, and contorted as we hop-stepped along the sidewalk as kids; […]

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: It’s all Anxiety

  It’s not uncommon for me to be in a meeting with a new family and hear the phrase: “our daughter doesn’t have an Anxiety Disorder, she has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.”  What a lot of people don’t understand is that Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is considered an Anxiety Disorder. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is characterized as Obsessions (persistent, […]

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