Category Archives: OCD

An Interview about OCD with Dr. Seth Gillihan

  Dr. Seth Gillihan, coauthor of my book, Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery, was recently interviewed on Talk Recovery Radio based in Vancouver. Click here to listen to the interview. Seth’s segment runs from around 5:00 – 35:00. Enjoy! … Continue reading

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OCD and Emetophobia

  The fear of vomiting, or emetophobia, affects people of all ages. It is often seen in childhood and if left untreated, can become debilitating. It is also known to develop during adulthood, perhaps after an associated experience such as … Continue reading

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Distinguishing Between GAD and OCD

  As many parents of children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) will tell you, getting the right diagnosis is half the battle. Getting the right treatment is the other half. It’s true that OCD can be tough to diagnose, especially in … Continue reading

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Helping Families Affected by OCD

As many of us well know, OCD is a family affair, and family members typically have a lot to learn when dealing with their loved one’s obsessive-compulsive disorder. This recent podcast episode and blog post by Dr. Seth Gillihan covers a … Continue reading

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A New Facebook Support Group

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope it’s a year filled with good things for you and your loved ones. I’d like to spread the word about a new and important Facebook support group that has been created by Seth … Continue reading

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The Bergen Treatment – Intensive Therapy for OCD

  My son Dan suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder so severe he could not even eat. He spent nine weeks at an intensive world-renowned residential program where he learned techniques through the use of exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy. These … Continue reading

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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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