Monthly Archives: August 2018

When Instincts are Wrong

This post first appeared on my blog in 2011 (wow, I’ve been blogging a long time!): At times I’ve mentioned that you should trust your instincts when helping a loved one deal with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Turns out that’s not always … Continue reading

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Back to School with OCD

A version of this post first appeared on my blog in August 2013……… I’ve previously written about taking obsessive-compulsive disorder to college, where I focused on establishing a good support system for those with OCD who are embarking on this … Continue reading

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OCD and Vacations

  August is a popular time for many of us to take vacations. That’s what summer is all about, right? We look forward to our vacation all year. But what if you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? How does going on … Continue reading

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OCD and Showering

  When my son Dan was in the throes of severe obsessive-compulsive disorder in 2008, he would sit in his “safe chair” for eight hours at a time. He was literally “stuck.” While I didn’t realize it at the time, … Continue reading

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