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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