Anyone who has ever had a panic attack will testify as to how distressing and life-changing they can be. Sometimes sufferers become so afraid of having attacks, that they begin to avoid situations where they might occur. This condition is known as agoraphobia. Fortunately, panic attacks and agoraphobia can be very effectively treated with cognitive-behavioral
Most of us know what we need to do to stay healthy. We all know that proper nutrition, exercise, and adequate sleep are essential. The problem is that we often lack the motivation, focus, and persistence needed to do what we need to do. Atlanta psychologist and life coach, Dr. Stan Hibbs, helps people achieve
Mental (“Bad thought”) OCD, possibly the most distressing type of OCD is Mental or “bad thought” OCD. People with this form of OCD live by certain moral standards. They might have strong religious beliefs and not be comfortable with violence or any form of sexual misconduct. However, sometime a violent, sexual or sacrilegious thought popped
OCD can be one of the most debilitating psychological conditions. Many people are so bewildered and ashamed of their symptoms that they are unwilling to seek treatment. This is unfortunate, because we now have treatments that really work. The current psychological treatment of choice is Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). Sufferers are given the mental
This is a little-know form of OCD. The sufferer is plagued by worries, doubts and uncertainty about a boyfriend/girlfriend, partner, or spouse. They believe that they must always feel deeply in love with their partner and they must not have any negative feelings about them. They constantly “test” their feelings about their partner to reassure
Many people will go to great lengths to avoid driving on limited-access highways. The underlying fear is that they will have a panic attack, lose control of their vehicle, and cause an accident. Fortunately, many of the techniques of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which are used to treat panic attacks, are also quite effective in treating
The fear of flying is not a trivial problem. People have missed major family gatherings or passed up career opportunities just because it required flying. Fortunately, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been shown to be very effective in overcoming this problem. Atlanta psychologist, Dr. Stan Hibbs, has helped many individuals take their first flight in years.
Everyone worries from time to time. If we are dealing with financial, vocational, family, or health concerns, it is normal to experience some worry. However, when a person worries about almost everything and when the worry interferes with a person’s ability to function, we call it Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Fortunately, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has