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Atypical Symptoms in Pediatric OCD

In over ten years as an advocate for OCD awareness, I have seen little improvement in the understanding of what OCD really is. While it can be annoying when the general public doesn’t “get it,” it can be downright dangerous … Continue reading

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OCD and Atypical Antipsychotics

This post originally appeared in October 2013. Since that time, more antipsychotics have appeared on the market and more studies have shown the harm they can cause…… Medication had a significant impact on my son Dan’s journey through severe OCD. … Continue reading

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Psychotropic Medication for Children – A Doctor’s View

  It’s no secret that I have concerns about the use of atypical antipsychotics in children and young adults. My apprehension is based on my son’s ordeal with these medications, others’ experiences, and the well-documented potentially dangerous side-effects of these … Continue reading

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OCD, Tics, and Tourette Syndrome

When my son Dan’s obsessive-compulsive disorder was at its worst, he developed facial contortions, or twitching, as well as some noticeable tics. As if having severe OCD wasn’t frightening enough! As it turns out, tics and Tourette syndrome are not … Continue reading

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OCD and Atypical Antipsychotics

Medication had a significant impact on my son Dan’s journey through severe OCD. While certain drugs appear to be helpful for some OCD sufferers, they only seemed to make things worse for Dan. Part of the problem stemmed from his … Continue reading

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ERP Therapy, Drugs, and Anxiety

By the time my son Dan entered a residential treatment program for obsessive-compulsive disorder, he’d already been taking an SSRI for a while. A benzodiazepine and an atypical antipsychotic were soon added to his regimen. Side effects abounded, but we … Continue reading

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OCD, Medication, and Side Effects

I recently came across this article which talks about a Korean study published in Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry. In a nutshell, researchers determined that second-generation antipsychotics (SGA), which are also known as atypical antipsychotics, cause symptoms of OCD … Continue reading

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