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Symptoms of OCD?

This was originally posted in November 2011: For those who think they, or a loved one, might be suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, it is easy to go online and find a list of typical symptoms. In some cases, people’s obsessions and compulsions might … Continue reading

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Symptoms of OCD?

For those who think they, or a loved one, might be suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, it is easy to go online and find a list of typical symptoms. In some cases, people’s obsessions and compulsions may be quite obvious and they will … Continue reading

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When Should You Seek Treatment for OCD?

Most experts agree that it is time to seek treatment for OCD when the disorder “interferes with your daily life.” While “interfering” can mean different things to different people, it is generally described as having obsessions and compulsions that take up more … Continue reading

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How About Preventive Therapy for OCD?

The postpartum period is sometimes accompanied by anxiety, depression, and even obsessive-compulsive disorder.  A recent study on postpartum OCD prevention shows promising results.  What a great idea! Stop OCD before it has a chance to latch on to people and wreak havoc on their … Continue reading

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Why Don’t I have OCD?

I was an anxious child.  The night before the first day of elementary school each year, I would sleep on top of my already made bed instead of getting under the covers. That way I wouldn’t have to make my bed … Continue reading

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A Perfect Storm?

Can the beginning of one’s OCD often be traced back to one event?  Looking back, I do think this was true for Dan. When he was around twelve, he and his good friend were horsing around at our house.  Dan was twirling … Continue reading

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The diagnosis…..now what?

Well, I guess we might as well start at the diagnosis, though this was by no means the beginning of Dan’s OCD. Dan  diagnosed himself  at the age of seventeen.  He told me he had known something was wrong for years, … Continue reading

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