Monthly Archives: December 2011

Colleges and Accommodations

An interesting article recently appeared in the Wall Street Journal.  “A Serious Illness or an Excuse” is worth reading and talks about what is happening on college campuses across the country: The number of students requesting accommodations has skyrocketed, and … Continue reading

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Which Came First……

As it does with most mental health disorders and physical ailments, stress can exacerbate the symptoms of OCD. We all know this; after all, OCD is an anxiety disorder. A recent article on about.com mentions a study published in the Israel Journal of Psychiatric and Related Sciences. The study … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Abilify

I have previously written about the ten different medications my son was prescribed. While they all have their side effects, I’ve always felt the one that was most harmful to Dan was Abilify (aripiprazole). And even though he has not taken this medication in over two and a … Continue reading

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