Monthly Archives: September 2012

OCD Awareness Tidbits

OCD Awareness Week 2012 (October 8-14, 2012) is fast approaching, and OCD Texas has put together an impressive OCD Film Festival. Check it out! The festival is online as well as onsite and includes feature, short and animated films. You … Continue reading

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OCD and Homeschooling

After reading many of John Holt’s books in college and subsequently working with him in Boston, I became committed to the homeschooling movement. This was in  the mid 70’s, way before homeschooling became an acceptable alternative to traditional schooling. When … Continue reading

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OCD, Medication, and Side Effects

I recently came across this article which talks about a Korean study published in Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry. In a nutshell, researchers determined that second-generation antipsychotics (SGA), which are also known as atypical antipsychotics, cause symptoms of OCD … Continue reading

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Mental Rituals, OCD, and ERP

I’m excited to introduce ocdtalk’s first guest blogger! Seth J. Gillihan, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with a practice in Haverford, Pennsylvania. He completed his doctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania and specializes in cognitive-behavioral treatments for anxiety … Continue reading

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Ocdtalk’s 100th post!

When I started blogging, I had few expectations; I only knew I had thoughts and stories I wanted to share that I felt could benefit others. I had only read one blog in my life, felt thoroughly incompetent, but decided … Continue reading

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Creative Expression Contest – Vote for your Favorites

OCD Awareness Week is a month away (October 8-14, 2012) and I’ll be updating you on programs and events as it gets closer.  One of the main events, “A Night To Believe,” will take place in Boston on Saturday, October … Continue reading

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The Tyrant who is OCD

It has been over a month since the 2012 International OCD Foundation Conference, but one particular presentation I attended still easily brings tears to my eyes. In a session titled “OCD in the Media: The Opportunities and the Challenges,” John … Continue reading

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