Author Archives: Janet (ocdtalk)

OCD and Limerence

Albert Wakin, a professor of psychology and expert on limerence, defines the term as a combination of obsessive-compulsive disorder and addiction – a state of “compulsory longing for another person.” Professor Wakin estimates that five percent of the population struggle … Continue reading

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You’ve Beaten OCD – Now What?

A version of this post first appeared on my blog in July 2016….. For many people, the journey through obsessive-compulsive disorder and back to good health is a long one. Getting the correct diagnosis, or even just recognizing you have … Continue reading

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The Cost of OCD – And Yes, I’m Talking about Money

If you or a loved one has obsessive-compulsive disorder, then you know how devastating  it can be when left untreated – it takes a huge toll not only on the person with OCD, but also on all those who care … Continue reading

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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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