Monthly Archives: June 2014

OCD in The Media

Almost three years ago, I wrote a post expressing my frustration with the way OCD and other brain disorders were typically portrayed in the media. Since that time, there have been glimmers of hope: The movie Silver Linings Playbook (which … Continue reading

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Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery

This past fall I wrote about my newly completed book being included in The OCD Book Festival in San Antonio, Texas. While its name has changed, the story and message have not, and I am happy to announce that Overcoming … Continue reading

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An Interview

    For anyone who might be  interested, I was recently interviewed by Helen Barbour over at The Reluctant Perfectionist: http://helenbarbour.blogspot.com/ I hope you’ll check out her wonderful blog!

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OCD, Medical Professionals, and Stigma

The Internet is amazing. Those with OCD and other brain disorders, who previously might have felt so alone, now can connect with others who often easily relate to their struggles. People share their highs and lows, successful and unsuccessful treatment … Continue reading

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OCD and Glutamate

On the recent ABC News “20/20″ show about OCD, there was mention of some promising research involving glutamate. Glutamate is a neurotransmitter, or brain chemical. Those of us whose lives have been touched by OCD might be more familiar with … Continue reading

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OCD and Scrupulosity

I just came across this great article on OCD and scrupulosity, and was surprised and pleased to see it included commentary from my good friend Tina over at Bringing Along OCD. According to Dr. Jonathan Abramowitz, who is also quoted … Continue reading

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