Author: Ethan Simpson

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Building Strong Bonds Despite OCD: The Relationship Factor

The Relationship Factor: Building Strong Bonds Despite OCD Living with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can bring unique challenges to personal relationships. However, understanding, empathy, and effective communication can pave the way for strong and healthy bonds. At New Heights OCD & Anxiety Clinic in North Vancouver, BC, we emphasize the importance…
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Exploring Common OCD Subtypes: A Brief Introduction

Exploring Common OCD Subtypes: A Comprehensive Overview Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) manifests in various forms, with each subtype presenting unique challenges and symptoms. At New Heights OCD & Anxiety Clinic in North Vancouver, BC, we recognize the importance of understanding these subtypes for effective treatment and management. This article provides a…
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Navigating Daily Life with Contamination OCD: Strategies and Insights

Navigating Daily Life with Contamination OCD: Strategies and Insights Living with Contamination Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can make navigating everyday tasks challenging. This subtype of OCD, characterized by an excessive fear of contamination, often leads to time-consuming cleaning rituals and avoidance behaviors that can significantly disrupt daily routines. At New Heights…
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GAD Across Ages: Recognizing Symptoms in Different Life Stages

GAD Across Ages: Recognizing Symptoms in Different Life Stages Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) affects individuals across different age groups, each presenting unique challenges and symptoms. At New Heights OCD & Anxiety Clinic in North Vancouver, BC, we understand the importance of recognizing the varying manifestations of GAD in children, teens,…
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Celebrating Progress in Anxiety Sensitivity Management: The Power of Small Victories

Celebrating Progress in Anxiety Sensitivity Management: The Power of Small Victories Managing anxiety sensitivity – the tendency to respond fearfully to anxiety symptoms – can be a challenging journey. At New Heights OCD & Anxiety Clinic in North Vancouver, BC, we emphasize the importance of recognizing and celebrating small victories…
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Hoarding Disorder vs. OCD: Understanding the Distinct Differences

Hoarding Disorder vs. OCD: Understanding the Distinct Differences While Hoarding Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) share certain characteristics, they are distinct conditions with different diagnostic criteria and treatment approaches. At New Heights OCD & Anxiety Clinic in North Vancouver, BC, we believe in the importance of distinguishing between these disorders…
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Navigating Daily Life with Emetophobia: Understanding the Impact

Navigating Daily Life with Emetophobia: Understanding the Impact Emetophobia, or the intense fear of vomiting, can profoundly affect an individual’s daily life. At New Heights OCD & Anxiety Clinic in North Vancouver, BC, we often encounter clients whose everyday experiences are significantly hindered by this phobia. Understanding emetophobia and developing…
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OCD vs. Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Distinguishing the Differences

OCD vs. Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Distinguishing the Differences Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) are often confused due to their overlapping symptoms, particularly concerning anxiety and worry. However, these are distinct disorders with specific characteristics and treatment approaches. At New Heights OCD & Anxiety Clinic in North Vancouver,…
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Understanding Specific Phobias: Unraveling the Nature of Fear

Understanding Specific Phobias: Unraveling the Nature of Fear Specific phobias are intense, irrational fears of particular objects or situations. At New Heights OCD & Anxiety Clinic in North Vancouver, BC, we encounter many individuals grappling with the overwhelming impact of these phobias on their daily lives. This article provides a…
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Exercise and OCD: How Physical Activity Can Ease OCD Symptoms

Exercise and OCD: How Physical Activity Can Ease OCD Symptoms For individuals grappling with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), managing symptoms can be a constant challenge. Alongside traditional treatments like therapy and medication, exercise emerges as a powerful tool in the battle against OCD. At New Heights OCD & Anxiety Clinic in…