ABCT Home Page

ABCT Facebook ABCT Twitter ABCT Instagram
Convention 2019

Orgasmic Reorientation

Time Out

Intrusive Thoughts

CBT Apps

Meet ABCT’s
Featured Lab

Intrusive Thoughts

This article, from New York magazine’s The Cut, discusses intrusive thoughts experienced by many new parents. Former ABCT president Jon Abramowitz is quoted as saying that every new parent has intrusive thoughts of harm befalling their baby at one time or another.

Occasionally, this common thought pattern can become persistent and distressing to the point of developing postpartum obsessive compulsive disorder.

Abramowitz and fellow anxiety researcher Nichole Fairbrother began collaborating after themselves experiencing intrusive thoughts as new parents.

Their research asserts that such thoughts occur in stressful situations, and that, like standing at the top of a tall building, the early stages of parenting falls into this category .

Read the article here




click below for more helpful material, organized alphabetically
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
305 7th Avenue, 16th Fl., New York, NY 10001 · Phone (212) 647-1890 · Fax: (212) 647-1865
Copyright © 2003 - 2018 ABCT. All rights reserved