Monthly Archives: May 2015

“Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery” Goes to College

I’m happy to report that our book, Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery will be required reading for a Fall 2015 General Psychology college course. The professor feels it will be a valuable addition to her curriculum. I’m excited to … Continue reading

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OCD and Who You Really Are

I was recently reading Ellen’s OCD Blog, and in her response to a mom whose son has severe OCD, Ellen says, “…what kept me going is knowing that people cared, that people could still see who I truly was, even … Continue reading

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Raising Awareness of OCD

  Today is Mental Health Month Blog Day, and I’d like to share a couple of  things with you: First, Seth and I were recently interviewed on Voice of America’s One Hour At A Time.  If you’re interested you can … Continue reading

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OCD and Health Anxiety

Health anxiety (also known as hypochondria or hypochondriasis) is defined by a preoccupation with, and persistent fear of, severe illness. Despite medical attention and reassurance, people with health anxiety either believe they already have a devastating illness or are in … Continue reading

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A Happy, Healthy Mother’s Day

I last shared this post on Mother’s Day four years ago. It still holds true today… If you ask mothers what they want for their children, most would say, “I just want them to be healthy and happy.”  Truly, isn’t … Continue reading

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OCD is Real

Since the publication of my book, Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery, I’ve had several interviews as well as appearances where I’ve talked about our family’s story. Invariably, I get comments from people applauding my support for my son throughout … Continue reading

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