Monthly Archives: March 2011

Activation Syndrome

  You know how they have those commercials on TV for SSRI’s (antidepressants)?  There’s usually a person by themselves, gazing out of the window and looking depressed. Fast forward after taking the advertised medication, and this same person is out and … Continue reading

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Disjointed Care

An article I recently read in the New York Times by Gardiner Harris confirms what so many people already know: You talk to your therapist and you get your drugs from your psychiatrist. The article, which I highly recommend reading, sheds some light … Continue reading

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When Instincts Are Wrong

I have mentioned in at least a couple of  my posts that you should trust your instincts in regard to helping your loved one deal with OCD.  Turns out that’s not always true…..especially when we’re talking about family accommodation. Family accommodation, … Continue reading

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ERP Therapy: Better to be Proactive or Reactive?

I recently read this blog post which brings up a discussion that occurred at an OCD support group. I think almost all of those with OCD would agree that Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) Therapy can be very effective. One of the problems with it, however, is … Continue reading

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