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OCD sufferers often say, “I don’t wash my hands, or do rituals, I just have upsetting thoughts – is that OCD?” OCD is often characterized by intrusive troubling thoughts, with no overt compulsions.
The Annual OCD Conference is in Austin, June 19-21. I participate in this annual event each summer and always look forward to it. This year I am participating in three presentations. While I always encourage clients to consider attending, the location of this year’s conferences certainly makes it more convenient and more cost-effective than years past.
Reid Willson, Ph.D. talks about anxiety using the concept of Signal vs. Noise in his book Stopping the Noise in Your Head a New Way to Overcome Anxiety. I really like this idea, because it helps one to distinguish between two types of worries.