On Demand OCD & Anxiety Lecture Series: Destigmatizing and Treating Health Anxiety in OCD
This presentation was originally reviewed on December 5, 2022, and broadcast live online on December 2, 2022, from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET.
The views and opinions expressed by this presenter in this lecture are their own, and do not represent the views of Sheppard Pratt.
Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition characterized by unwanted intrusive thoughts and all-consuming repetitive behaviors that lead to extreme suffering. While the content or theme of one’s OCD can vary widely, one of the most misunderstood presentations of the disorder is health anxiety. The confusion stems from the fundamental misunderstanding that health anxiety OCD refers to one who is chronically anxious about their health not about whether they are actually sick or not. Underlying many health-related obsessions is an overinflated sense of responsibility to monitor and maintain one's health which leads to time-consuming rituals. When treating health-themed obsessions and compulsions it is imperative to identify the core fears and faulty beliefs that drive compulsive behaviors so they can be effectively targeted in treatment. This lecture will feature the various ways health-themed obsessions present and how to tailor effective treatment plans using evidence-based treatment for OCD.
This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals.
After this lecture, registrants will be able to:
- Recognize forms of health anxiety in OCD.
- Identify compulsions in health anxiety OCD.
- Explain guidelines for constructing ERP interventions for health anxiety in OCD.
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About the speaker
Molly Schiffer, LCPC, is the Associate Director of The Center for OCD and Anxiety, Sheppard Pratt’s private pay, outpatient treatment center for individuals experiencing obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders. Prior to joining The Center for OCD and Anxiety, Molly specialized in the treatment of OCD and related disorders at the OCD and Anxiety Center of Greater Baltimore. She earned a Master of Science in Applied Psychology with a concentration in Counseling Psychology from the University of Baltimore. Molly is an active member of the International OCD Foundation and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America and has presented at national conferences on OCD-related topics. She is licensed to practice in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, and is a board-approved supervisor of LGPCs in Maryland.
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Molly B. Schiffer, LCPC, reports that she has no relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients during the past 24 months. She will not discuss any products, services, or off-label uses in this presentation.
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This presentation was originally reviewed on December 5, 2022, and broadcast live online on December 3, 2022, from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET.
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OCD & Anxiety Lecture Series: Destigmatizing and Treating Health Anxiety in OCD
Molly B. Schiffer, LCPC
Associate Director, Center for OCD & Anxiety
Originally reviewed December 5, 2022.
Originally broadcast live December 2, 2022, from 1:00 PM – 2:30 pm ET
Enduring Activity Credit Expiration Date: February 3, 2025
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