Monthly Archives: August 2015

Psychotropic Medication for Children – A Doctor’s View

  It’s no secret that I have concerns about the use of atypical antipsychotics in children and young adults. My apprehension is based on my son’s ordeal with these medications, others’ experiences, and the well-documented potentially dangerous side-effects of these … Continue reading

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Helping Teachers Understand OCD

  Another school-related post as a new academic year approaches…….. I’ve previously written about how important and necessary I believe it is for educators to have, at the very least, a basic knowledge of OCD and other brain disorders. The … Continue reading

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Back to School with OCD

It’s that time of year again!  For the next two weeks I will be sharing some of my posts related to OCD and school…. I’ve previously written about taking obsessive-compulsive disorder to college, where I focused on establishing a good … Continue reading

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Another Successful OCD Conference!

  Well I’m back from the 22nd Annual OCD Conference in Boston, and by all accounts (including mine) it was a great success! Attendance was at an all-time high with around 1,700 participants and it really was an amazing feeling … Continue reading

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OCD and Vulnerability

  I’m still at the OCD Conference, so I think it’s an appropriate time to share this older post of mine which touches upon our need to connect with one another…… I recently came across two wonderful TED Talks given … Continue reading

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