Category Archives: Mental Health

OCD, Learning, and Memory Problems

I’ve written posts and articles about my son Dan’s struggle with OCD in college, and our family’s experience is also fully chronicled in my book Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery. The most frustrating aspects of this portion of Dan’s … Continue reading

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How Effective is CBT for Children with OCD?

There is no question that having a child with obsessive-compulsive disorder affects the whole family. I’ve written before about how pediatric OCD results in disrupted routines, stressful social interactions for children, and poor job performance for parents. Elevated stress and … Continue reading

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OCD News

I’ve recently become aware of some exciting programs, studies, and projects going on aimed at helping those with obsessive-compulsive disorder, so I thought I’d highlight three of them for you: Ryan Bernstein, a high school junior from Portland, Oregon, has … Continue reading

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OCD and Physical Sensations

  I have previously written about OCD and mental imagery, where I discussed how those with OCD (and those of us without) sometimes see, hear, or feel things without the presence of corresponding external stimuli. In particular, those with OCD often … Continue reading

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OCD and Limerence

Albert Wakin, a professor of psychology and expert on limerence, defines the term as a combination of obsessive-compulsive disorder and addiction – a state of “compulsory longing for another person.” Professor Wakin estimates that five percent of the population struggle … Continue reading

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You’ve Beaten OCD – Now What?

A version of this post first appeared on my blog in July 2016….. For many people, the journey through obsessive-compulsive disorder and back to good health is a long one. Getting the correct diagnosis, or even just recognizing you have … Continue reading

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The Cost of OCD – And Yes, I’m Talking about Money

If you or a loved one has obsessive-compulsive disorder, then you know how devastating  it can be when left untreated – it takes a huge toll not only on the person with OCD, but also on all those who care … Continue reading

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