Monthly Archives: May 2013

OCD and Early Treatment Experiences

I know quite a few people with obsessive-compulsive disorder, either through cyberspace, or “real life.” It seems to me that almost every one of them has some kind of  story to tell about their early experiences reaching out for help. … Continue reading

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OCD and Siblings

Obsessive-compulsive disorder affects not only sufferers, but their whole family as well. Being privy to the havoc the disorder often causes can be especially disrupting, confusing, and upsetting to children. While parents are likely expending every ounce of energy they … Continue reading

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OCD and The Solving Ritual

  When someone is diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, education is essential. Understanding what the disorder entails and how to best treat it are key components to recovery. As we know, however, OCD can be very sneaky, and sometimes this quest … Continue reading

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Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is a New York-based nonprofit organization that has awarded nearly $300 million in mental illness research grants since 1987 to scientists around the world.  They are “committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental … Continue reading

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OCD, Career Choices, and Limitations

I’ve written before about my son Dan’s almost lifelong dream of becoming an animator. When his OCD was severe, he came very close to giving up on this dream. My husband and I kept the bar high for him because … Continue reading

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