Monthly Archives: December 2012

Happy Holidays to Everyone

It has been a difficult couple of week for our nation, to say the least. I will be taking a week or so off from blogging, and want to wish everyone a peaceful end to 2012 and a healthy, happy … Continue reading

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OCD Research Study

If you are currently on medication to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder, you may be eligible to participate in a new study sponsored by the NIMH.  Basically, the purpose of the study is to determine if participants benefit from adding Exposure Response … Continue reading

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A Mom Like Me

Through my blog, I connected with Marlene, whose son Oliver, at nineteen, was the same age as Dan when his OCD was at its worst. Like me at the time, Marlene learned everything she could about OCD, talked with every … Continue reading

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OCD and Sleep

Like a lot of people, I deal with bouts of insomnia every now and then, and so I know firsthand what a lack of sleep can do to a person. I often end up with a headache and sore throat, … Continue reading

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Positive Family Interaction Therapy for OCD

At the October 2012 annual meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Tara S. Peris, PhD, reported on the preliminary success of PFIT (positive family interaction therapy) when used in conjunction with standard CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy) for … Continue reading

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