Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

Know the Four Rules of OCD

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Rule number 1 to remember - OCD lies to you. Remember this phrase and you will do well. In all of the years that we have been treating OCD we have never once found it to tell the truth. OCD tells you that it is telling the truth, but that is also a lie. If OCD were telling the truth, then you have to consider why it tells you that you need to do things that people without OCD do not need to do? If OCD were to tell you the truth, then it would tell you to act like everyone else does since … Learn more here.

School Refusal

Child Struggling with Going to School?


If you have a child that is struggling with going to school there are many things that you can do to assist them in getting back to school. Sometimes it may be as easy as having a meeting with a child and a feared teacher to work everything out. Or, maybe your child is refusing to even leave home all together. There are numerous books about School Anxiety on the market, but you may find some of these tips to be helpful right away. Set up home to be like school. If your child will not go … Learn more here.

Panic Disorders

The Key to Unlocking Panic Disorders

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Panic Attacks can be amazingly frightening to people – especially since many of the symptoms seem to mimic a heart attack and many people having a panic attack will rush to an emergency room since they think that they may be dying. However, no one, as far as we know, has ever died of a panic attack. So, what is the best thing to do for panic? Many practitioners insist that you just need to do deep breathing exercises and progressive muscle … Learn more here.

Stress Management

When Stress is Just Too Much to Handle


This may just be the time that help is necessary, so let's talk about that for a minute. Asking for help is not easy, and finding the right help is even more difficult. So, where do you go? At Anxiety Centers of Illinois (ACI) our goal is to give you the help that you need for the stressors that you experience. We focus on your anxiety and stress. All of our therapists are trained in assisting you to fully face your fears and learn ways to handle anxiety that are really helpful. Our therapists will not tell you things such as,"Just don't … Learn more here.