Monthly Archives: January 2013

High Flying Anxiety

I think I’ve been blogging about OCD for too long. When I was on a turbulent three-hour flight last week, I found myself analyzing my intense anxiety, comparing it to OCD, and then composing a blog post in my head … Continue reading

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Is Liking Your Therapist Enough?

When Dan’s self-diagnosis of OCD was confirmed by his longtime pediatrician, the doctor suggested he see a therapist. So off he went to the most popular clinical psychologist in town, the one all the teens liked. Dan liked him too. … Continue reading

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Hoarding and OCD..Are They Connected?

Presenting………ocdtalk’s first guest post of 2013. Dr. Marla Deibler writes about hoarding and its connection to OCD: Hoarding is an often misunderstood problem, which has, in recent years, garnered quite a bit of media attention.¬† In fact, some of the … Continue reading

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OCD and Vulnerability

I recently came across two wonderful TED Talks given by Dr. Bren√© Brown, who has spent much of her career researching shame and vulnerability. She is a great speaker, and I highly recommend listening to what she has to say. … Continue reading

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OCD Toolboxes

I see the term “OCD toolbox” being used quite a bit these days. I like it. Just as personifying OCD allows us to view the disorder as separate from the OCD sufferer, the OCD toolbox gives us a way to … Continue reading

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