Monthly Archives: October 2016

Deep Brain Stimulation for OCD – Taking It To The Next Level

As we know, exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy is the front line psychological treatment for OCD. Many people are also helped by medication. While I’ve written before about confusion surrounding treatment resistant OCD, the fact remains that there are … Continue reading

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A Couple of Updates

I’m excited and proud to report that Dr. Seth Gillihan, my co-author of Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery, has published a new book called: Retrain Your Brain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks: A Workbook for Managing Depression and … Continue reading

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OCD, Motivation, and Self-Efficacy

Whether we have obsessive-compulsive disorder or not, I think most of us can relate to lacking motivation at times. We are tired, it’s just easier “not to______”(fill in your own blank), we are going to fail anyway, we don’t see … Continue reading

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OCD – Where Does It Come From?

When my son Dan was first diagnosed (at age seventeen) with obsessive-compulsive disorder, I wanted to learn everything I could about the illness. I also wanted to figure out why Dan developed it. How did he “get” OCD? Is it … Continue reading

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OCD Studies, Projects, and Hope

This week is OCD Awareness Week 2016 and you can check out the various activities and events going on here. Thankfully, there are a lot of people and organizations that work tirelessly, every day of the year, to help those … Continue reading

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When Instincts are Wrong

This week I’m sharing a post from 2011 (wow, I’ve been blogging a long time!): I’ve mentioned in at least a couple of my posts that you should trust your instincts when helping a loved one deal with obsessive-compulsive disorder. … Continue reading

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