Monthly Archives: December 2014

OCD, Our Brains, and Us

Why is it that the idea of “mental illness” is so much scarier to many people than any other illness? We talk freely about cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, yet whisper about Bipolar Disorder, schizophrenia, and OCD. Of course the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Ocdtalk

Four years ago I gingerly posted my first blog entry. I knew I needed to tell my family’s story with the hope of helping others, but beyond that, I had no idea, or expectation, of what was to come. Fast … Continue reading

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Worry and Uncertainty – Then and Now

During this busy holiday season, I will occasionally share some of my older posts. This one is from May 2012. When I was a junior in college back in the seventies, I spent the year studying abroad in England. Studying … Continue reading

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Raising Awareness about OCD

If you haven’t yet seen this recent Newsweek article about John Cleaver Kelly’s story, I highly recommend reading it. I think it does a good job of depicting the torment and suffering OCD can cause. How could it not? John … Continue reading

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