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Spring Program, Saturday, Apr 25, 2020 - POSTPONED
Fall 2019/Winter 2020 Newsletter Available for Download
University of Michigan OCD Study
OCDCHALLENGE.COM IS NOW FREE!
HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
WE WILL INFORM YOU WHEN RESCHEDULED.
Spring Program, "Technology Use and OCD."
Saturday, Apr 25, 2020, 1-3 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ypsilanti
Ellen Thompson Women's Health Center (in the Specialty Centers Area), Classroom #2
We all love our electronic devices and have come to depend on our smart phones, computers,
tablets, and home assistants. These things allow us to find answers to questions in an instant,
pay for things with the tap of a finger, and communicate with friends and family at any
moment. "Googling," "texting," and "surfing" have become common words in our
vocabularies, and most would argue that these things have made our lives easier.
So why are we feeling more anxious? OCD and other anxiety disorders are being
diagnosed at higher rates than ever before, and the use of technology is affecting those
numbers. Through her clinical experience, teaching, and research, Dr. Jessica Harrell
has found that our accessibility to and reliance on technology have made us less able to
tolerate anxiety, which is essential for the successful treatment of OCD. She will offer
helpful strategies that can strengthen tolerance skills while still incorporating the positive
aspects of technology. Join us for a fascinating presentation and spirited discussion on
how to achieve a healthy balance.
RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-466-3105. Click here for flyer.
UPDATED: University of
Michigan OCD Study.
The University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry is conducting a research study using
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for children (7-12) with Obsessive-Compulsive
Disorder (OCD). Eligible participants will receive a diagnostic evaluation and 1-2 fMRI
scans. Some eligible participants will also receive 12 weeks of therapy, at no charge.
Click here for the flyer, and here to go to the U of M research study site.
IS NOW FREE!
We have talked about the website OCDchallenge.com before. This website offers an interactive
self-help program for those dealing with OCD, and is particularly useful for individuals who
cannot afford or do not have access to standard OCD treatment.
There used to be a
charge to use the site (which was very reasonable and affordable).
We have been told that the site is now COMPLETELY FREE, courtesy of the Peace of Mind
If you choose to try this
site, please let us know how you like it, if you think it is effective,
useful, or "do-able" for OCD sufferers. We'd like to hear from you.
The OCD Foundation of Michigan
P.O. Box 510412
Livonia, MI 48151-6412