Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Only Certainty is Doubt

OCD is often described as “the doubting disease,” but what does doubt have to do with obsessions and compulsions? In this OCD Chicago article by Dr. Fred Penzel, he explains: If obsessions are intrusive, unpleasant thoughts, compulsions are the mental … Continue reading

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Drugs and Desperation

Prozac, Xanax, Klonopin, Risperdal, Abilify, Effexor, Concerta, Vyvanse, Adderall, Atarax/Vistaril. Over the course of a year’s time, Dan took all of these medications, in various dosages and combinations.  At times he was prescribed up to five medications at once, and since … Continue reading

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I’m now connected…

To Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/OCDtalk/143820319020777?sk=wall And Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/singer_janet I hope you’ll follow me………thanks!

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Choosing ERP Therapy

Exposure Response Prevention Therapy, as I have mentioned before, is the treatment of choice for OCD.  Though it is intensely anxiety provoking and difficult to do, the results are often dramatic. I have always credited this therapy for saving my son Dan’s … Continue reading

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What does it really feel like to have OCD?

Support groups are often helpful for people. Whether you are dealing with a disease or disorder, or have experienced tragedy or trauma, there is nothing quite like connecting with others who are, or have been, in a similar situation. Why is … Continue reading

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