Tag Archives: OCD advocacy

OCD in The Media

Almost three years ago, I wrote a post expressing my frustration with the way OCD and other brain disorders were typically portrayed in the media. Since that time, there have been glimmers of hope: The movie Silver Linings Playbook (which … Continue reading

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Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery

This past fall I wrote about my newly completed book being included in The OCD Book Festival in San Antonio, Texas. While its name has changed, the story and message have not, and I am happy to announce that Overcoming … Continue reading

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An Interview

    For anyone who might be  interested, I was recently interviewed by Helen Barbour over at The Reluctant Perfectionist: http://helenbarbour.blogspot.com/ I hope you’ll check out her wonderful blog!

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OCD, Medical Professionals, and Stigma

The Internet is amazing. Those with OCD and other brain disorders, who previously might have felt so alone, now can connect with others who often easily relate to their struggles. People share their highs and lows, successful and unsuccessful treatment … Continue reading

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Spreading the Word About OCD

Well, I watched ABC News “20/20″ on Friday night, and hope some of you got to see it as well. My main reason for blogging has always been to spread the word that OCD, no matter how severe, is treatable, … Continue reading

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TV Show about OCD

Just thought I’d let everyone know that tomorrow (Friday) night, May 23, 2014, at 10:00 PM Eastern Time, ABC News’ “20/20″ will focus on OCD. I don’t watch much television, but I’ll be watching this!           … Continue reading

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OCD and School

  At the time I wrote last week’s post about early treatment for children, I didn’t realize it was National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. I’d like to continue the focus on children for one more week as, thanks to … Continue reading

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OCD and Reassurance

      This post first appeared on January 3, 2012… One of the most common manifestations of obsessive-compulsive disorder is the need for reassurance. “Are you sure it is okay if I do this or that?” “Are you sure … Continue reading

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OCD, Medication, and Genetic Testing

For those of you who have been following my blog for a while, it’s no secret that my son Dan had negative experiences with medication used to treat his OCD. He was overmedicated, wrongly medicated, and improperly weaned from various … Continue reading

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Parents With OCD

Because my son has OCD, many of my posts focus on a parent’s perspective; what are the best ways we can help our children?  But what if you are the child, and your parent is the one struggling with the … Continue reading

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