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Podcast: Dr. Jeff Szymanski (IOCDF) on OCD and Hoarding

April 17, 2019

In this week’s episode, Trevor talks openly about how his problems staying mindful and present have led to some significant changes in his medication regimen and recalls a particularly difficult time in his life when a certain med he was taking led to some serious physical issues and an embarrassing emergency room visit.

Then we talk to Jeff Szymanski, PhD, executive director of the International OCD Foundation (12:48) as he takes a deep dive into OCD, hoarding, and the underlying anxieties that can lead to these conditions. Jeff also discusses exposure and response prevention therapy and his own struggles with particular anxieties and fears.

Resources

Learn more about hoarding
The Perfectionists Handbook by Jeff Szymanski

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