Monthly Archives: October 2012

PANDAS

I’ve been meaning to write a post about PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcus) for a while, but I think this recent article in The Boston Globe by Neil Swidey does a much better job of describing it … Continue reading

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Remember Machine Man the Movie?

Exactly one year ago today I wrote about Machine Man the Movie. Craig Pietrowiak and Kellie Madison are deeply committed to this film, and I’ve just been informed that they have officially launched their Kickstarter campaign. They only have thirty … Continue reading

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Talking About OCD – Is It Always a Good Thing?

I often stress the importance of sharing our experiences and talking about obsessive-compulsive disorder in the hopes of raising awareness and understanding of this illness. But is it possible to talk about OCD too much? In certain contexts, I believe … Continue reading

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The Loneliness of OCD

My friend Sunny over at 71 degrees and Sunny commented on a recent post of mine. She brought up several good points, but what touched me the most were these words: “The symptoms of OCD are often so humiliating that … Continue reading

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Mental Health Awareness – For All of Us.

This sure is a busy time on the mental health front! It is Mental Illness Awareness Week as well as OCD Awareness Week. Also, today is World Mental Health Day. While each event has its own sponsor and focus (you … Continue reading

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Secretly Debilitated by OCD

I’ve written before about the severity of my son Dan’s obsessive-compulsive disorder. How it was so bad he couldn’t eat. How he’d get stuck sitting in one particular chair, hunched over with his head in his hands, for hours at … Continue reading

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