Articles About OCD and Anxiety in General

The Simplest Explanation of How OCD and Anxiety Work

Your Core Fear and the Fear of Making a Mistake You Can’t Take Back

Introduction to Articles about Rumination

Rumination is an often overlooked component of anxiety disorders and OCD.

Please note that eliminating rumination is just one component treating anxiety and OCD.  In the language of Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP), eliminating rumination would fall under ‘Response Prevention’; ‘Exposure’ remains an essential part of treatment.

I hope the below articles will help both patients and clinicians to understand what rumination is an how to treat it.

These articles are written with patients in mind:

Rumination is a Compulsion, not an Obsession, and that Means You Have to Stop

‘Thought Suppression’ Has Nothing to Do with Rumination, so Why Does It Feel like You Can’t Stop?

How Are You Justifying Rumination?

How Do You Stop?

PSA: Don’t Ruminate about Not Ruminating

You Stopped Ruminating but You’re Still Thinking About Your Obsessions All the Time

This article is written with clinicians and researchers in mind:

For Clinicians and Researchers: Rethinking the Process and Treatment of Compulsive Rumination

Other Articles:

Mark’s Gay and That’s It: A response to Mark-Ameen Johnson’s article about HOCD

If you have any questions about my articles or my IOCDF talk, please shoot me an email and I’ll respond as soon as I have the chance.