Category Archives: Mental Health

Symptoms of OCD?

by stuart miles freedigitalphotos.net This post was written in November 2011…. For those who think they, or a loved one, might be suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, it is easy to go online and find a list of common symptoms. In some cases, … Continue reading

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When to Seek Treatment for OCD

I’ll be sharing some of my older posts for the next few weeks. This one first appeared in November 2011…. Most experts agree it is time to seek treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder when it “interferes with your daily life.” While “interfering” … Continue reading

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An App to Enhance OCD Treatment – nOCD

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Stephen Smith, the face behind the app known as nOCD. I was impressed with Stephen’s intelligence, enthusiasm, and passion as he explained why he created this app and how it acts as … Continue reading

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OCD and Brain Inflammation

A very interesting study was published this past week in JAMA Psychiatry stating that brain inflammation in those with obsessive-compulsive disorder is significantly elevated (by more than thirty per cent) compared to those without the disorder. Dr. Jeffrey Meyer, senior … Continue reading

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ERP Therapy – An Analogy

by winnond freedigitalphotos.net   This post first appeared on my blog in January 2012…. One of the reasons I became an advocate for OCD awareness was to spread the word that exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy is the therapy … Continue reading

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Children, Rituals, and OCD

  by teerapun, freedigitalphotos.net  This post originally appeared November 2011: When my daughter was two or three years old, she had a bedtime ritual where she lined up ten of her dolls and stuffed animals on the floor. They had to be … Continue reading

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What Makes It So Hard to Seek Help for OCD?

I’m very happy to share this guest post by my friend and co-author Seth J. Gillihan, PhD. Seth’s bio and blogs are listed at the end of this post. If you haven’t already, I’d suggest you check out Seth’s new … Continue reading

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