Monthly Archives: February 2015

Events, Reviews, and a Book Trailer

The last couple of weeks have seen a whirlwind of activity surrounding the release of Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery, so I thought I’d share some of the highlights with you: Seth and I had our first author event … Continue reading

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OCD and Optogenetics

University of Pittsburgh researcher, Dr. Susanne Ahmari, is using optogenetics to study obsessive-compulsive disorder. In optogenetics, scientists insert genes for light-sensitive proteins into the brains of animals. They can then control and study neurons which have been genetically sensitized to … Continue reading

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It’s Not a Severe Mental Illness, Is It?

My friend Angie over at OCD In The Family recently posted a video of ¬†Larry King interviewing Howie Mandel about his OCD in 2012. For those of you who might not be familiar with him, Larry King was a renowned … Continue reading

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OCD and Apologizing

I’ve previously written about my son Dan’s tendency to apologize, and how I didn’t initially realize this was a compulsion – a form of reassurance to make sure all was okay. As is often the case, especially in my early … Continue reading

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Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery

I’m pleased (and excited!) to announce that Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery has been released, and I’ve heard from several readers who have received their copies already. If you haven’t ordered yet and would like to, you can purchase … Continue reading

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ERP Therapy – So Simple Yet So Complicated

As many of you could probably tell from last week’s post, I find it incredibly frustrating that more people (including therapists) are not aware of exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy, the specific type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) that … Continue reading

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