Monthly Archives: September 2013

OCD Book Festival 2013

Two years ago,  I blogged about my experience at the OCD Texas Conference in Austin. I am honored, once again, to have been invited to speak at this year’s OCD Texas Conference, located in San Antonio. Held in conjunction with … Continue reading

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Can We Decide Not to Worry?

I was an anxious child and an anxious teenager. After I graduated high school, I distinctly remember saying to myself, “Enough worrying. You’re going to college. Relax and have a good time.” And I did. I didn’t worry about my … Continue reading

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OCD and Psychosis – Updated

In my previous post on OCD and Psychosis, I stated that one of the criteria for the diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder is the sufferer’s realization that their obsessions and compulsions are irrational or illogical. I was wrong. While this used to … Continue reading

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OCD and Psychosis

When my son Dan’s OCD became severe, he was in college, fifteen hundred miles away from home.  We arranged for him to see a psychiatrist near him, who telephoned us (with our son’s permission) after he met with Dan. He … Continue reading

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Is That an Exposure … or a Ritual?

Once again, I am fortunate to introduce Dr. Seth Gillihan, who has previously guest-blogged for ocdtalk: In exposure and response prevention (ERP) for OCD, the OCD sufferer deliberately confronts situations and thoughts that provoke distress (the exposure part), and resists … Continue reading

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Back to School with OCD

Many children are either already back at school or heading back this week, so I’d like to share this post I just wrote for Beyond OCD: Last year at this time I wrote a post about Taking OCD to College. … Continue reading

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