Author Archives: Janet (ocdtalk)

Can We Decide Not to Worry?

This post first appeared on my blog in September 2013…… I was an anxious child and an anxious teenager. After I graduated high school, I distinctly remember saying to myself, “Enough worrying. You’re going to college. Relax and have a … Continue reading

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OCD, DBS, and Diabetes

As many of us are aware, a good number of scientific findings, such as the discovery of penicillin, have been made by accident. Well here’s another one to add to the list. A May 23, 2018 article published in the … Continue reading

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OCD and Psychosis

A version of this post first appeared on my blog in September 2013…. When my son Dan’s obsessive-compulsive disorder became severe, he was in college, fifteen hundred miles away from home. We arranged for him to see a psychiatrist near … Continue reading

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A Review of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple

If you’ve read my book, Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery, you likely remember the clear, concise text boxes written by Seth Gillihan, PhD. At the time, one of the reasons I chose to work with Seth was because of … Continue reading

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OCD and Death

As some of us know, obsessive-compulsive disorder can take on many shapes and forms, limited only by the imagination of the person with OCD. In general, OCD likes to attack whatever it is we most value: our families, relationships, morals, … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day Post

On Mother’s Day I often share this post that I wrote in 2011…. If you ask mothers what they want for their children, most would say, “I just want them to be healthy and happy.”  Truly, isn’t that what we … Continue reading

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OCD and Perfectionism

 A version of this post first appeared in August 2013: Is it a good thing to be a perfectionist? To answer this question, it’s important to understand the difference between adaptive and maladaptive perfectionism. This brief article defines these two … Continue reading

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