Monthly Archives: January 2012

ERP Therapy – An Analogy

One of the reasons I became an advocate for OCD awareness was to spread the word that Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) Therapy is the therapy of choice for treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Unfortunately, I sometimes come across first-person blogs where … Continue reading

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OCD is Messy

I follow a number of blogs written by OCD sufferers, and the more I read, the more I realize how complicated, confusing, and unpredictable OCD can be. I know a fair amount about the disorder. My son has OCD and … Continue reading

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What If the What Ifs Come True?

In browsing OCD forums and blogs, I have come across some posts that, on the surface, seem to demonstrate that OCD makes sense. In one post, a woman talked of having to perform a certain set of rituals to keep … Continue reading

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Vyvanse Revisited

I have previously written about Dan’s terrible experience with Vyvanse, a stimulant prescribed to treat ADHD/ADD. Vyvanse was approved by the FDA in 2007 and prescribed to Dan in 2008, so it was very new at the time. As with … Continue reading

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OCD and Reassurance

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 nobody got (or will get) hurt?” “Are you sure something … Continue reading

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