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OCD – Where Does It Come From?

When my son Dan was first diagnosed (at age seventeen) with obsessive-compulsive disorder, I wanted to learn everything I could about the illness. I also wanted to figure out why Dan developed it. How did he “get” OCD? Is it … Continue reading

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OCD and Chemical Imbalance

While the cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder is not actually known, many professionals and lay people often attribute the disorder to a chemical imbalance. SSRIs, which are medications that affect serotonin, are known to reduce symptoms in a good number of … Continue reading

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Trial and Error and Error

Just when we thought Dan had tried every possible type of medication to combat his OCD, his psychiatrist prescribed Vyvanse. It did help with Dan’s energy levels, as it is, after all, a stimulant.  But after taking it for a few … Continue reading

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