Monthly Archives: January 2017

OCD and Thinking about Thoughts

I’ve written before about the fact that there really are no “OCD thoughts.” As I explain in this post: “…when you get right down to it, there’s OCD, and there are thoughts, but there are no OCD thoughts.” Certainly disturbing … Continue reading

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OCD and Relapsing

As most of us know, overcoming obsessive-compulsive disorder is no easy task. It takes hard work, enormous effort, courage, and dedication. When those with OCD regain control of their lives, it is reason to celebrate. It is an amazing accomplishment … Continue reading

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OCD and Twins

It is widely accepted that the causes of obsessive-compulsive disorder involve both genetic and environmental factors, and this theory has been supported by research. While OCD has been known to “run in families,” this doesn’t really tell us whether genes … Continue reading

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What about Siblings?

Well, we’ve made it through the holidays, with so much focus on family and spending time together. We’ve read all the articles about how to get along with those difficult relatives that, thankfully, you only need to interact with once … Continue reading

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2017 Here We Come!

For many people, with or without OCD, the onset of a new year stirs up a wide range of emotions……hope, trepidation, excitement, fear. Basically, a little bit of everything as we look ahead. I find myself looking back as well. … Continue reading

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