Understanding & Treating Scrupulosity OCD
As the adage goes, “too much of a good thing becomes a bad thing.” For most people, their moral and religious beliefs help them live meaningful lives. For individuals suffering from scrupulosity OCD, their moral and religious beliefs become a source of distress and panic that impacts their lives adversely.
Stop Making That Sound! Understanding Misophonia
Misophonia is characterized by sensitivity to specific sounds that can cause extreme physical and emotional distress. These intense and involuntary reactions can cause an individual to avoid certain behaviors and cause negative impacts on their daily functioning. Although the examination of Misophonia is an emerging field, recent studies suggest that
Meeting My Inspiration to Advocate
As an awkward 6th grader who was struggling with my disorder, seeing her on the stage speaking her mind truly inspired me.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 101
This webinar will be covering the basics on what Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is and what it is not. We will discuss the mechanisms that maintain OCD, the importance of not giving in to compulsion, and how to cope with the distress that this can cause the individual suffering from
Youth Advocate Sofia ‘Tackles Tourette’ for Fourth Year
Sofia Trabilcy is well on her way to reaching her $5,000 goal and exceeding every other walk team.
The Benefits of a Neuropsychological Evaluation
Presented by Cristina Sperrazza, Psy.D. Dr. Cristina Sperrazza, a neuropsychologist, speaks about the benefits of a neuropsychological evaluation. She provides a brief explanation of neuropsychology, an overview of the neuropsychological evaluation process, differences between neuropsychological testing and school evaluations, and possible outcomes after a neuropsychological evaluation (e.g., diagnosis, treatment and
“I finally felt that I was not alone.”
I am so thankful to NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome
A Neuroplasticity-Based Approach to Tics
Presented by Betsy Stroeber It’s well understood that tic disorders are neurological in nature and usually follow a common developmental course. Most often, this course leads to abatement of symptoms in adulthood, even in relatively severe childhood cases. What’s behind the common course of tic disorders and what if we
Mental Health in Media: Its Stigma and Stereotypes
Presented by Meg Isbitski, LCSW We will discuss the inaccurate and harmful depictions of mental health in the media. There will be an explanation of how these depictions relate to stigma and perpetuating stereotypes from a personal and societal perspective. Special considerations include different cultural lenses and how this affects
NJCTS Advocates Call for a Stop to TS Stereotypes
Four young advocates tell their story in new PSAs for NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome