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:

JACKIE LEA SOMMERS

I got an email this past weekend from a lovely blog reader who has found victory over obsessive-compulsive disorder through exposure therapy. It’s such a joy any time someone shares a story of freedom, and it does my heart so much good. It reminds me of the reason I preach the benefits of ERP therapy. It reminds me of when I first went into OCD remission back in 2008.

But I also find it important to mention that while the person with OCD has experienced healing, it does not mean that they are cured. In the vast majority of cases, OCD is never cured; it is treated and maintained. What does this mean?

First of all, it’s definitely something to celebrate. I revel in my remission, and in fact, after eight years of this freedom, sometimes I even find myself taking it for granted. It’s a victory to…

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4 Responses to Healed Not Cured: OCD Remission & Relapses

  1. I absolutely loved her post! It’s worth sharing over and over!

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