Monthly Archives: July 2013

Let’s Talk About ERP Therapy

I talk a lot about how Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) Therapy is the frontline treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder, but haven’t delved much into the actual therapy. For starters, I’m not a therapist, and certainly not an expert on ERP. … Continue reading

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OCD and Honesty

As a child, my son Dan never lied to me. Okay, I guess I can’t be 100% sure about that, but he was usually an upfront, truthful boy. Teachers and relatives would comment on his honesty as well, saying things … Continue reading

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The 20th Annual OCD Conference

The 20th Annual OCD Conference begins in Atlanta today. I’m not able to attend this year for a number of reasons, but want to wish all of you who are going a wonderful time!  The talks, workshops, and programs listed … Continue reading

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OCD and Distraction

I’ve previously written about my son’s stay at a world-renowned residential treatment program for obsessive-compulsive disorder. After being there for nine weeks, we felt it was time for Dan to come home and prepare to go back to college. He … Continue reading

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OCD and Important Decisions

Is it just me, or does life sometimes seem like a series of decisions? Should I do this, go there, buy that? Many of our daily decisions are made with little to no thought given to them, and are unlikely … Continue reading

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