Category Archives: Mental Health

OCD and Multiple Sclerosis

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a complicated illness, and the cause, or causes, remain unknown. Research has shown that OCD is seen more frequently than usual in those with various physical disorders, such as muscular dystrophy. An October 2018 study published in … Continue reading

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OCD and The Holidays

    A version of this post first appeared November 2015….. With the holiday season upon us, many of us are firmly entrenched in the excitement, anticipation, and busyness of this time of year. Maybe we will visit friends or … Continue reading

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Ocdtalk and Gratitude

    On December 18, 2010 I started this blog, determined to try to help others navigate the often turbulent – and terrifying – waters of obsessive-compulsive disorder. My family was just emerging from this ordeal ourselves and I felt … Continue reading

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OCD and Mindfulness

A version of this post first appeared in February 2014……. For those of you not familiar with the concept of mindfulness, it is the act of focusing on the present moment in a nonjudgmental way. Just noticing and accepting what … Continue reading

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OCD and Lack of Family Support

A version of this post first appeared on my blog in February 2014………. I have written about OCD and the importance of family involvement in treatment, and some of the comments I received on that post proved to be eye-openers … Continue reading

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OCD and Physical Pain

  Many people believe that physical pain and mental pain can be connected. I often hear from people with severe OCD who also suffer from debilitating physical pain. It’s not unusual, once their OCD is treated, for their physical symptoms … Continue reading

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ERP Therapy – A Well-Guarded Secret?

OCD Awareness Week has come and gone and there were many successful, informative events to help all those whose lives have been touched by obsessive-compulsive disorder. I think the IOCDF always does a great job with its programming. There was … Continue reading

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