Monthly Archives: May 2014

Spreading the Word About OCD

Well, I watched ABC News “20/20” on Friday night, and hope some of you got to see it as well. My main reason for blogging has always been to spread the word that OCD, no matter how severe, is treatable, … Continue reading

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TV Show about OCD

Just thought I’d let everyone know that tomorrow (Friday) night, May 23, 2014, at 10:00 PM Eastern Time, ABC News’ “20/20” will focus on OCD. I don’t watch much television, but I’ll be watching this!           … Continue reading

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OCD and Fear

I’ve previously written about recovery avoidance in those with OCD, and how heartbreaking it can be for family and friends to know there is treatment for the disorder, yet their loved ones refuse to commit themselves to it. I’ve talked … Continue reading

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OCD and School

  At the time I wrote last week’s post about early treatment for children, I didn’t realize it was National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. I’d like to continue the focus on children for one more week as, thanks to … Continue reading

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A Big Ol’ HOCD Post

Originally posted on JACKIE LEA SOMMERS:
I’ve posted several times on this blog about HOCD (homosexual OCD– when OCD causes someone to question his or her sexual identity), and the statistics don’t lie: it is one of the biggest reasons…

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OCD and Family-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

A recent study has shown that a family-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program significantly benefits children as young as five years old who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder. The therapy used deals with “understanding, managing and reducing OCD symptoms”  through lessons … Continue reading

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