Finding motivation over anxiety

January 25, 2008 1:00:47 PM PST
Everyone experiences anxiety at some point. Know when you may need medical attention.

Everyone experiences anxiety at some time but how do you know when you need medical attention? In the book Rewind, Replay, Repeat we receive a first person account of an obsessive compulsive attack. Author and Co-anchor on KCBS Radio in San Francisco, Jeff Bell, shares his story and we also heard from Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Robin Zasio.

Our Health Etc. panel synopsis:
Online home of Dr. Zasio's Anxiety Treatment Center:
Your Greater Good:

Tips for Anxiety:

  1. Ask yourself: Will worrying change the outcome?
  2. Recognize unproductive worry
  3. Identify "Greater Good" goals

About Jeff Bell:
Jeff is an author, radio personality, and motivational speaker. His new book, Rewind, Replay, Repeat: A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Hazelden), recounts his long-secret battles with severe OCD and the elaborate double-life the disorder forced him to lead-as a successful news anchor secretly consumed by endless checking, washing, and other rituals-before getting the CBT help that he needed. Jeff is actively involved with the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation for which he recently served as a keynote speaker-and Mental Health America's Real Lives Campaign which he serves as national spokesperson. He is a 2007 recipient of MHA's prestigious forWARDS Award for "moving the cause of mental health forward." Jeff is committed to helping other OCs tackle CBT therapy, and to that end, has developed what he calls a "Greater Good" motivational framework, based on his own recovery experience. Jeff can be heard weekday afternoons on KCBS Radio (740 AM) in San Francisco and across Northern California.

About Dr. Robin Zasio, Psy.D.:
Dr. Robin is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY17274) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCS18641). She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure and Ritual Prevention techniques and currently owns and directs The Anxiety Treatment Center, located in Sacramento, CA. The ATC offers a daily Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program, in addition to individual, group, and family therapy. Dr. Robin is also the owner of two local residential mental health recovery homes, which were created in 1990. She was President of the Sacramento Valley Psychological Association from 2003-2005 and remains on the board as Past President and MCEP Chair. Dr. Robin also serves on the advisory board of the Sacramento Chapter of the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill and is a member of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation, California Psychological Association, American Psychological association, Trichotillomania Learning Center, and Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.