Monthly Archives: June 2013

OCD and Vacationing

As the Fourth of July rolls around, many of us are firmly entrenched in our summers and looking forward to upcoming vacations. I know I am! But what about those with OCD? How does going on vacation, planning a vacation, … Continue reading

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OCD and Identity

I’ve previously written about some of the factors involved in recovery avoidance in OCD. Often those with the disorder are fearful of giving up rituals they believe keep them and their loved ones “safe.” Even though OCD sufferers usually realize … Continue reading

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OCD and Selfishness

Soon after my son Dan was diagnosed with OCD, he and I were out with some friends and decided to get a bite to eat. We were all casually chatting about various restaurant choices when Dan suddenly insisted we go … Continue reading

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OCD and ADHD

One of my most controversial posts, written almost two-and-a-half years ago, talks about the connection, or lack thereof, between obsessive-compulsive disorder and attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder. To me, these disorders have always seemed to be the complete opposite of each … Continue reading

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Dan Versus OCD

At the time my son Dan’s OCD was at its worst, he had not eaten in over a week. I flew down to be with him at his college, and though he was only two weeks away from completing his … Continue reading

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