How to Unspiral When OCD Gets Noisy.
by Lisa Coyne
Ever feel spiraled into the noise of anxious thoughts or worries? If you are an adolescent struggling with OCD, this might just describe your daily life. It's hard not to try to get rid of those anxious thoughts by doing compulsions, or rituals. This past month, Lisa and her co-author Ben Sedley were interviewed by Dr. Debbie Sorenson for her Psychologists Off the Clock podcast. They talk about their new book for teens with OCD called Stuff That's Loud: How to Unspiral When OCD Gets Noisy. We've shared the link to the podcast below!
From the Psychologists Off the Clock website: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is frequently used as an adjective to describe fastidious or punctilious behavior. Far from this usage, OCD can have long-lasting detrimental effects on quality of life and is currently one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented mental illnesses affecting us today. Vulnerable populations such as children can be particularly impacted by OCD, with symptoms beginning as early as 3-years-old and causing life-long issues for both the child and their family. Drs. Lisa Coyne and Ben Sedley, authors of Stuff That’s Loud, have spent years studying OCD, ACT, and mental health in young people. In this episode of POTC, Debbie talks with Lisa and Ben about anxiety, spiraling behavior, and much, much more. Listen in to learn practical strategies for facing your fears and stopping the spiral today! Listen to the podcast here.
"Spirals grow infinitely small the farther you follow them inward, but they also grow infinitely large the farther you follow them out." -John Green, Turtles All the Way Down