Monthly Archives: July 2016

OCD, Medication, and Attitude

I’ve previously written about how complicated the topic of OCD and medication can be. I’ve talked about stigma and the process of “trial & error.” I’ve discussed how there are those who feel weak for deciding to take medication, and … Continue reading

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OCD and Crime

Man arrested after Jo Cox shooting is ‘obsessive compulsive who rubbed own skin with Brillo pads’ relative claims. The above statement is a  recent headline from the Daily Mirror, a British newspaper. The story goes on to discuss the eccentricities … Continue reading

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You’re Beating OCD – Now What?

For many people, the journey through obsessive-compulsive disorder and back to good health is a long one. Getting a correct diagnosis, or even just recognizing you have OCD, often takes years. Then comes the search for appropriate treatment, followed by … Continue reading

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OCD and Alcohol

As many of us already know, obsessive-compulsive disorder is a disease of doubt, fueled by uncertainty. But in some ways, certain aspects of OCD can also be viewed as an addiction. In this post, I talk about Jon Hershfield’s description … Continue reading

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Healed Not Cured: OCD Remission & Relapses

People often ask me if my son Dan is “cured.” This post by my friend Jackie says it all perfectly:

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OCD and Sensitivity

As most of us know, obsessive-compulsive disorder is comprised of obsessions, (thoughts, images or impulses that recur and feel outside of the person’s control), and compulsions (repetitive behaviors or thoughts engaged in with the intention of negating obsessions). What many … Continue reading

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