Tag Archives: cognitive distortions

OCD and Indecision

I’ve been an advocate for OCD awareness for almost ten years now and while I feel that some progress has been made in the public’s understanding of the disorder, we still have a long way to go. One of the … Continue reading

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OCD and Relapsing

As most of us know, overcoming obsessive-compulsive disorder is no easy task. It takes hard work, enormous effort, courage, and dedication. When those with OCD regain control of their lives, it is reason to celebrate. It is an amazing accomplishment … Continue reading

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OCD, Motivation, and Self-Efficacy

Whether we have obsessive-compulsive disorder or not, I think most of us can relate to lacking motivation at times. We are tired, it’s just easier “not to______”(fill in your own blank), we are going to fail anyway, we don’t see … Continue reading

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OCD and Thought-Action Fusion

    This week I’m sharing a post from June 2012…. As I’ve mentioned before, and most of us already know, our minds have minds of their own. All kinds of thoughts run through them on a daily basis: some … Continue reading

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OCD and Black and White Thinking

  I am continuing to share some of my older posts as I work on completing my book. The post below originally appeared in April 2012:  Obsessive-compulsive disorder is often accompanied by some cognitive distortions, which are basically inaccurate beliefs … Continue reading

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OCD and Insight

Before my son Dan was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, I had little to no experience dealing with people who suffered from mental illness. My preconceived belief was that those who had brain disorders didn’t really understand, or have insight into, … Continue reading

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OCD and Guilt

If you have obsessive-compulsive disorder or are close to someone who does, then you likely understand why OCD is sometimes referred to as the “doubting disease.” Doubt is what fuels the fire for OCD, and that is why those with … Continue reading

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