Monthly Archives: March 2014

Symptoms of OCD?

This was originally posted in November 2011: For those who think they, or a loved one, might be suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, it is easy to go online and find a list of typical symptoms. In some cases, people’s obsessions and compulsions might … Continue reading

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Children, Rituals, and OCD

 This post is originally from November 2011: When my daughter was about two or three years old, she had a bedtime ritual where she lined up ten of her dolls and stuffed animals on the floor. They had to be in the … Continue reading

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When Should You Seek Treatment for OCD?

I’m going to continue sharing some of my older posts for the next several weeks. This one is from November 2011: Most experts agree that it is time to seek treatment for OCD when the disorder “interferes with your daily life.” … Continue reading

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The Only Certainty is Doubt

This week I’ll be sharing one of my more popular posts from September 2011: OCD is often described as “the doubting disease,” but what does doubt have to do with obsessions and compulsions? In an article written for OCD Chicago, … Continue reading

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OCD and Gluten Free

While we are lucky there are good treatment options for those suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, there is still much we don’t know about OCD. What causes it? Will it ever be curable? Is it preventable? Big questions that often leave … Continue reading

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