Monthly Archives: September 2017

OCD and Exhaustion

When my son Dan’s OCD was severe, he was always exhausted. At first I attributed his lack of energy to the fact that he rarely slept well. But it soon became obvious, even when sleeping was not an issue, that … Continue reading

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Podcast on The Invisible Wheelchair

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Donald Grothoff over at The Invisible Wheelchair. If you’d like, you can listen to the podcast here:   http://www.invisiblewheelchair.com/   Enjoy!   A special thank you to Don for taking the time … Continue reading

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OCD and Shopping

By the time my son Dan entered a residential treatment center for OCD, he was barely functioning. Using exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy he tackled his hierarchy and slowly but surely regained his life. During his stay, one of … Continue reading

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Can Virtual Compulsions Help those with OCD?

A recent study concluded that those with obsessive-compulsive disorder might get relief from watching someone else perform compulsions as opposed to having to do them on their own. The study involved ten participants with contamination OCD who were shown various … Continue reading

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Thoughts about the Texas Flood

While I try to keep up with what’s going on in the United States and the world, I am the first to admit I often stay away from the news – especially these days. If I pay too much attention … Continue reading

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