Author Archives: Janet (ocdtalk)

OCD and Computational Psychiatry

There is a relatively new field of research known as computational psychiatry, which focuses on the development of mathematical models to better understand defects in the brain – defects that lead to adverse behaviors. A new study published in the … Continue reading

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OCD and Two Important Projects

There have been events all over the country this past week in recognition of OCD Awareness Week. From live experiences such as the OCD Capital Walk, to every type of event you could imagine on social media, it has been an … Continue reading

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OCD Awareness Week – 2017

The ninth annual OCD Awareness Week begins today. It always takes place during the second week in October with the purpose of raising awareness and understanding of obsessive-compulsive disorder and related disorders, as well as the appropriate treatment. As many of … Continue reading

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ACT and ERP for OCD

This week I’d like to share this post that was written in 2012… As I’ve mentioned many times before, exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy is the treatment of choice for OCD. However, a new acronym has recently made its … Continue reading

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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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