Monthly Archives: April 2018

Healthy Doubt Versus Unhealthy Doubt

This post first appeared on my blog in August 2013…. I’ve previously written about how I used to scrutinize my son Dan, trying to decipher which of his behaviors were OCD related. I finally realized my intense involvement in his … Continue reading

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The Nonsense of OCD

A version of this post first appeared in August 2013, and might be triggering for some people….. As we know, it is the need for certainty that fuels the fires of OCD. Compulsions are performed to reduce anxiety by making … Continue reading

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Is That an Exposure….or a Ritual?

  For the next few weeks I will be sharing some of my older posts. This guest post by Seth J. Gillihan, PhD, first appeared on my blog in September 2013…. In exposure and response prevention (ERP) for OCD, the … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk about ERP Therapy

A version of this post first appeared on my blog in July 2013…… If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know I’m a big proponent of exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. … Continue reading

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OCD and Honesty

This post first appeared on my blog in July 2013… As a child, my son Dan never lied to me. Okay, I guess I can’t be 100% sure about that, but he was usually an upfront, truthful boy. Teachers and … Continue reading

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