Category Archives: OCD

Examining the Latest Research on OCD

I try to keep up with the latest research on obsessive-compulsive disorder, as I always find it heartening to know scientists are working hard to unlock the secrets of OCD. A study published last month in the journal Cell Reports … Continue reading

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Should OCD be a Family Affair?

  This post originally appeared in 2011: When my son Dan was first diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, I wanted details. What was he thinking, how was he feeling, is today better or worse than yesterday? The problem was, Dan would … Continue reading

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“I’m Fine”

Another updated post from 2011… My son Dan dealt with mostly mental compulsions, so his OCD was not obvious to me and my husband. In fact, we didn’t even know he had the disorder until he told us. Yet even … Continue reading

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The D in OCD

This post first appeared on my blog in 2011: Since we’ve been getting into semantics lately, let’s talk about the D in OCD.  As Dr. Jeff Szymanski, Executive Director of the International OCD Foundation points out in this post, the word … Continue reading

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National OCD Hope Drive

If you’ve been reading my posts for a while, you likely know that one of my main reasons for blogging is to help spread the word that obsessive-compulsive disorder, no matter how severe, is treatable. So when I was informed … Continue reading

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OCD and Organized Chaos

This week I’m sharing a  revised post from 2011…. As I said when I first began blogging, I am not an expert on obsessive-compulsive disorder. In fact, sometimes I feel the more I learn about the disorder, the more confused … Continue reading

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OCD and Driving

My son Dan was fearful of driving and hesitant to take driving lessons. Having driven with him a bit, my husband and I could see he was a conscientious, cautious driver and we encouraged him to work toward this important … Continue reading

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