Category Archives: Mental Health

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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Can Virtual Compulsions Help those with OCD?

A recent study concluded that those with obsessive-compulsive disorder might get relief from watching someone else perform compulsions as opposed to having to do them on their own. The study involved ten participants with contamination OCD who were shown various … Continue reading

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Thoughts about the Texas Flood

While I try to keep up with what’s going on in the United States and the world, I am the first to admit I often stay away from the news – especially these days. If I pay too much attention … Continue reading

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Helping Teachers Understand OCD

The last in a series of school-related posts…. I’ve previously written about how important and necessary I believe it is for educators to have, at the very least, a basic knowledge of OCD and other brain disorders. The Child Mind … Continue reading

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And The Winners Are……..

Thanks to everyone who entered my book give-away contest! Two winners were selected using random.org and I’m please to announce their names: Bobbie Slade Dina Mcelfresh Congratulations! Please email me at ocdtalk@yahoo.com by August 30, 2017 and include your mailing … Continue reading

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Back to School with an OCD Checklist

A previously-shared post – helpful for this time of year……… Dr. Aureen Pinto Wagner has compiled a checklist of ways obsessive-compulsive disorder might affect kids at school, or in relation to school. While the article is geared directly toward kids, … Continue reading

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