Monthly Archives: July 2018

OCD and Sunshine

When my son Dan was dealing with severe OCD, he would often be awake all night, pacing throughout the house. It was not unusual for me to get up in the morning and find him fast asleep on the living … Continue reading

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Helping Those with Recovery Avoidance

A version of this post first appeared on my blog in April 2013…. One of the most heartbreaking aspects of obsessive-compulsive disorder is the frequent occurrence of recovery avoidance. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a potentially devastating disorder, but it is treatable. … Continue reading

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How Can I Get Rid of My Anxiety?

  As an advocate for OCD awareness, I get lots of emails from people. One of the most frequent questions I receive is some form of “How can I get rid of this terrible anxiety that is ruining my life?” … Continue reading

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OCD and Atypical Antipsychotics

This post originally appeared in October 2013. Since that time, more antipsychotics have appeared on the market and more studies have shown the harm they can cause…… Medication had a significant impact on my son Dan’s journey through severe OCD. … Continue reading

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Sensorimotor OCD

This post first appeared on my blog in October 2013…. There are so many different types of obsessions and compulsions when it comes to OCD. Perhaps one of the less talked about are sensorimotor, or body-focused, obsessions which involve a … Continue reading

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