Monthly Archives: April 2016

After Residential Treatment

My son Dan spent nine weeks at a residential treatment program for OCD. When my husband and I decided it was time for him to come home, I was ambivalent to say the least. As I said in my book: … Continue reading

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OCD and Chemical Imbalance

While the cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder is not actually known, many professionals and lay people often attribute the disorder to a chemical imbalance. SSRIs, which are medications that affect serotonin, are known to reduce symptoms in a good number of … Continue reading

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“Just Right” OCD

  If you or a loved one has obsessive-compulsive disorder, you know that OCD typically attacks what matters the most to you – your values. Is a loving relationship the most important thing in your life? OCD will make you … Continue reading

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OCD and Sleepwalking

Sleep is often a big issue for those with obsessive-compulsive disorder. In fact, this post on sleep written over three years ago continues to be one of my most popular. Too much sleep, too little sleep, trouble falling asleep and … Continue reading

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