Monthly Archives: August 2013

Faces of Mental Illness

I’m on vacation this week so instead of sharing my own thoughts, I’d like to bring your attention to a project called Faces of Mental Illness. I heard about this idea via the blog Pride in MadnessĀ and you can read … Continue reading

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Healthy Doubt Versus Unhealthy Doubt

I’ve previously written about how I used to scrutinize my son Dan, trying to decipher which of his behaviors were OCD related. I finally realized my intense involvement in his life was doing us both more harm than good, and … Continue reading

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The Nonsense of OCD

Warning: Parts of this post might be triggering for some people. As we know, it is the need for certainty that fuels the fires of OCD. Compulsions are performed to reduce anxiety by making sure everything is okay. For OCD … Continue reading

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OCD and Perfectionism

Is it a good or bad to be a perfectionist? To answer this question, it’s important to understand the difference between adaptive and maladaptive perfectionism. This brief article defines these two types of perfectionism: Adaptive/Healthy Perfectionism This type of perfectionism … Continue reading

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