Monthly Archives: February 2014

OCD and Values

I recently came across this wonderful article on values by Dr. Jonathan Horowitz. He defines values as “the things that are deeply meaningful for us,” such as important people in our lives, activities, experiences, and guiding principles. We all have … Continue reading

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OCD and Eating Disorders

There was a time when my son Dan would go days at a time without eating. When he did eat, it would have to be specific food at specific times in specific places. There was no negotiating with him, and … Continue reading

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OCD and Mindfulness

For those of you not familiar with the concept of mindfulness, it is the act of focusing on the present moment in a nonjudgmental way. Just noticing and accepting what is. Anything strike you about this definition? To me, it … Continue reading

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OCD and Lack of Family Support

Last week I wrote about OCD and the importance of family involvement in treatment, and some of the comments I received proved to be real eye-openers for me. I realize that while I’ve previously acknowledged that writing about obsessive-compulsive disorder … Continue reading

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