Virtually everybody feels anxious or fearful about things, at least sometimes.
And guess what? You can do something about it…without medication.
Are you one of those persons who keeps checking to see if you locked the door or turned off the stove and the more you check, the more anxious you get?
Those are symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Traditionally, therapists treat anxiety disorders by urging their clients to face their fears.
But Adam Radomsky, who–among other things–holds the research chair in anxiety and related disorders at Concordia University in Montreal, is taking a more direct route.
He hones in on participants’ beliefs about their memory.
A recent study he co-led found that when participants realized they were actually very good at remembering things, they stopped checking if that door was locked or that stove burners were off.
I recently had a wide-ranging conversation with Radomsky about anxieties in general and obsessive-compulsive disorder in particular.Listen