Monthly Archives: May 2012

Worry and Uncertainty – Then and Now

When I was a junior in college, I spent the year studying abroad in England. Going overseas for college then wasn’t like it is now. No organized programs with groups; just go on your own, and find your way. And … Continue reading

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OCD and Medication

The topic of medication for obsessive-compulsive disorder comes up a lot in blogs, and always seems to incite lively conversation. There is talk of the stigma surrounding medication that society has perpetuated; some patients admit to feeling weak, or like … Continue reading

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Mental Health Month Blog Party

In describing the background pertaining to Mental Health Month and this blog party, the American Psychological Association says: Congress designated May as Mental Health Month in 1949 to illustrate the importance of mental health issues to the overall health and … Continue reading

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Rational People-Irrational Disorder

When my son Dan was first suffering from severe OCD and we had no idea where to turn, we connected with a close friend of ours who is a clinical psychologist. One of the first questions Mark asked me was, … Continue reading

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OCD and Transitions

A few days ago my son Dan graduated college. My last post touched upon what this milestone means to me, and this past weekend we had a wonderful celebration with lots of relatives and friends. A well-deserved gathering to honor … Continue reading

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