Monthly Archives: January 2014

OCD and Family Involvement

My friend Angie over at OCD in The Family recently asked her readers about their thoughts on parental involvement in their children’s treatment team.¬† About a year ago, I wrote about some of my family’s disappointments in this area when … Continue reading

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OCD and Trauma

When discussing the causes of obsessive-compulsive disorder, the general consensus is that a combination of genetic and environmental factors likely leads to its development. There’s talk of genetic predisposition, triggering events, and childhood trauma. Oh, how that last one makes … Continue reading

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OCD and Other Illnesses: More Misconceptions and Stigma

I came across this great article recently, entitled¬† A Phrase To Renounce for 2014: ‘The Mentally Ill.’ The first part of the piece discusses the phrase “the mentally ill” and the stigma that comes along with it. Dr. Paul Summergrad, … Continue reading

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OCD and Executive Functioning

The first time I heard the term “executive functions” was when I went with Dan to meet his new psychiatrist. The doctor explained that people with obsessive-compulsive disorder typically experience deficits in their executive functioning. What are executive functions? A … Continue reading

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