Author Archives: Janet (ocdtalk)

OCD and Transitions

As we enter this season of college and high school graduations, I’d like to share a post I wrote in May 2012, shortly after my son Dan graduated college… A few days ago my son Dan graduated college. My last … Continue reading

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Mental Health Awareness Channel on Vimeo

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Vimeo has posted 24 short films related to various areas of mental health. Check them out! You can find the videos here: https://vimeo.com/channels/mentalhealthawareness

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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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Mental Health Awareness Month – May 2017

Though it’s not specific to OCD, I’d like to share this recent article I wrote…. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In researching this yearly event I was surprised to learn that it started back in the 1940’s as a … Continue reading

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OCD and Rage

When my son Dan’s obsessive-compulsive disorder was severe, he was so imprisoned by the disorder he could barely function. Not surprisingly, he was also depressed. Typically a mild-mannered young man, he would occasionally snap at me if I annoyed him … Continue reading

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Brain-Circuit-Based Therapies for OCD

I say it over and over again on my blog. The evidence-based psychological treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy known as exposure and response prevention (ERP). Medication is helpful for some individuals as well. With … Continue reading

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OCD and SSRI-Induced Apathy

I tend not to write too much about obsessive-compulsive disorder and medication. While I’ve shared some of my son’s experiences in the hopes of helping others, I am not a doctor. I realize that the decision to take medication for … Continue reading

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