Monthly Archives: December 2017

OCD is Messy

This post first appeared on my blog in 2012……. I follow a number of blogs written by people with obsessive-compulsive disorder and the more I read, the more I realize how complicated, confusing, and unpredictable the disorder can be. I … Continue reading

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OCD and Reassurance

This post first appeared on January 3, 2012… One of the most common manifestations of obsessive-compulsive disorder is the need for reassurance. “Are you sure it is okay if I do this or that?” “Are you sure nobody got (or … Continue reading

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OCD and Spouses

This post first appeared on my blog in 2015: For better or for worse………in sickness and in health. If you or your spouse has OCD, the disorder affects both of you. For the person with OCD, issues might include feeling … Continue reading

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Choosing ERP Therapy

  For the rest of December I will be sharing some of my older posts. This one first appeared on my blog in 2011: Exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy, as I have mentioned before, is the treatment of choice for … Continue reading

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ERP and Virtual Reality

Exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy is the evidence-based psychological treatment of choice for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Basically, the person with OCD is exposed to his or her obsessions, encouraged to feel the anxiety, and asked to refrain from engaging in … Continue reading

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