A Discomforted Mind: Demystifying Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) with Lily Bailey and Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale

Original Air Date Wednesday, September 5, 2018 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is more than a slang term for people who double check a door to see if it is locked.

It is a real, diagnosable, debilitating illness. Host, Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with two women who have been stuck in the loop of OCD since a young age and have found mindful practices and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to be useful tools to rewire the brain.

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Lily Bailey — Because We Are Bad:
  • What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? [1:46]
  • Lily describes physical and mental compulsions. [3:30]
  • The risks and benefits of sharing an OCD diagnosis with others. [7:18]
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and lifestyle routines can be helpful tools for a person with OCD. [19:20]

Lily Bailey is a model and writer. She became a journalist in London in 2012, editing a news site and writing features and fashion articles for local publications including the Richmond Magazine and the Kingston Magazine. As a child and teenager, Lily suffered from severe obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). She kept her illness private, until the widespread misunderstanding of the disorder spurred her on to write her first book Because We Are Bad: OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought. Lily lives in London with her dog, Rocky.

Lily Bailey Website
@LilyBaileyUK on Twitter
@LilyBaileyUK on Instagram

Elizabeth McIngvale — The Brain Can Be Rewired:
  • At 12, Elizabeth started having intrusive thoughts and by 15 she was debilitated by OCD. [26:47]
  • People are born with OCD but the trigger can be different for everyone. [28:57]
  • Finding relief through rituals can reinforce obsessive behavior. [31:27]
  • Exposure with Response Prevention Treatment (ERP). [38:11]

Elizabeth McIngvale, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). Dr. McIngvale’s clinical interest focus on obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, mental health stigma and access to mental health care. Elizabeth is the founder of the Peace of Mind Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder also known as OCD. Elizabeth was the first ever national spokesperson for the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and is a licensed therapist in Texas.

Elizabeth McIngvale’s Peace of Mind Website
@emcingvale on Twitter
Peace of Mind Foundation on Facebook

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