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Articles by Dr. Steven Phillipson

Click on the articles below to read the title of your choice. All articles are copyright Steven J Phillipson.

List of Articles


Perhaps the most important article to read regarding not only the treatment of OCD but in living a fulfilling life is "Choice"


A conceptual exploration of choice: how differentiating between the voice of your brain and your autonomous voice can fuel the mindful, disciplined choices that facilitate the treatment of OCD, therapy in general, and a fuller, more meaningful life

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Click here for the Chinese translation of "Choice"

Rethinking the Unthinkable

A revised edition of an article written in 1991 regarding the treatment of the purely obsessional form of OCD

What is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for OCD?

When Seeing is Not Believing: A cognitive therapeutic differentiation between conceptualizing and managing OCD

I Think It Moved
The understanding and treatment of obsessional doubt related to sexual orientation and relationship substantiation

Guilt Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
Treatment strategies and a conceptual understanding are provided for persons with a heightened sense of hyperscrupulosity and excessive

concern for the well-being of others


God Forbid​
The combined effects of guilt and anxiety experienced by OCD sufferers, when an over attachment is given to the obeying THE LAW (both secular and religiously) and one's character is indicted in the process

Speak of the Devil

General psychological principles are presented related to understanding OCD and treatment strategies pertaining to cognitive-behavioral principles

A Rose By Any Other Name
A conceptual understanding and treatment strategies are presented for people suffering with an olfactory obsession. This condition involves people who staunchly believe that some part of their body is emitting an unpleasant odor

The Right Stuff - Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder: A Defect of Philosophy, Not Anxiety

A comprehensive understanding and description of Obessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder


Strategies for Managing OCD's Anxious Moments​​​​

Hair Pulling AKA Trichotillomania: A Simple Habit or a Complex Diagnosis?

When the Going Gets Tough​

Early recognition of perfectionism amongst adolescents from ages 12 through 21

OCD and Reflections on Sept 11th.

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