Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sensorimotor OCD

There are so many different types of obsessions and compulsions when it comes to OCD. Perhaps one of the less talked about are sensorimotor, or body-focused, obsessions which involve a heightened awareness and focus on involuntary bodily activities and processes. … Continue reading

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Back from OCD Texas Conference

Well, I am back from the OCD Texas Conference in San Antonio. It was, as expected, an amazing weekend of sharing, learning, and connecting with others whose lives have been affected by OCD.  International OCD Foundation conferences, and those of … Continue reading

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OCD and Older Adults

Today is World Mental Health Day, and I’m pleased to be participating once again in the World Mental Health Day Blog Party.  I’ve been “partying” since the beginning, and you can read my 2011 and 2012 posts if you’re interested. … Continue reading

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Center for OCD and Related Disorders at Columbia Psychiatry

Just a quick post to  let everyone know about a series of talks given by the Center for OCD and Related Disorders at Columbia Psychiatry. The talks started last week, so I’m a little late, but there are still plenty … Continue reading

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OCD and Atypical Antipsychotics

Medication had a significant impact on my son Dan’s journey through severe OCD. While certain drugs appear to be helpful for some OCD sufferers, they only seemed to make things worse for Dan. Part of the problem stemmed from his … Continue reading

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