Monthly Archives: February 2013

OCD, Friends, and Isolation

To me, one of the most heartbreaking aspects of Dan’s descent into severe obsessive-compulsive disorder was his progressive isolation from his friends.  Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence for those with OCD, and it can become a vicious cycle. OCD … Continue reading

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It’s Not Us

For a long time I thought it was us. I even wrote a post a while back where I analyzed interactions and speculated on the possible rationale behind our strained relationships with the staff at our son’s residential treatment program. … Continue reading

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I’m Guest Blogging Today

Just a quick note to let everyone know I’m guest blogging  today over at: Rx Black Box Warnings This is a wonderful site where people share their personal journeys. I hope you’ll check it out!

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ERP Therapy, Drugs, and Anxiety

By the time my son Dan entered a residential treatment program for obsessive-compulsive disorder, he’d already been taking an SSRI for a while. A benzodiazepine and an atypical antipsychotic were soon added to his regimen. Side effects abounded, but we … Continue reading

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Helping Your Parents Understand OCD

I tend to write about obsessive-compulsive disorder from a parent’s viewpoint because, well, I’m a parent whose son has OCD. My friend Abigail over at unreasonably rational sees things from the reverse perspective, and we recently chatted about how young … Continue reading

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