Monthly Archives: November 2011

Children and Rituals

When my daughter was about two or three years old, she had a bedtime ritual where she lined up ten of her dolls and stuffed animals on the floor. They had to be in the right order, at the right angle, touching … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

Before I get too entrenched in preparing Thanksgiving dinner, I’m taking a moment to reflect on some of the many pieces of my life for which I am thankful. In the OCD category….. I am thankful for the many organizations, … Continue reading

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Symptoms of OCD?

For those who think they, or a loved one, might be suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, it is easy to go online and find a list of typical symptoms. In some cases, people’s obsessions and compulsions may be quite obvious and they will … Continue reading

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When Should You Seek Treatment for OCD?

Most experts agree that it is time to seek treatment for OCD when the disorder “interferes with your daily life.” While “interfering” can mean different things to different people, it is generally described as having obsessions and compulsions that take up more … Continue reading

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Keep the Bar High

One of the main reasons I write about my family’s experiences is to get the word out that OCD, no matter how severe, is treatable. Stories of recovery can give hope to OCD sufferers and their families. But what exactly does recovery … Continue reading

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