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Helping Those with Recovery Avoidance

A version of this post first appeared on my blog in April 2013…. One of the most heartbreaking aspects of obsessive-compulsive disorder is the frequent occurrence of recovery avoidance. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a potentially devastating disorder, but it is treatable. … Continue reading

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OCD and Selfishness

  This post first appeared in 2013…… Soon after my son Dan was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, he and I were out with some friends and decided to get a bite to eat. We were all casually chatting about various … Continue reading

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The Impact of Pediatric OCD on the Whole Family

A study published in the March 17, 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry  concludes that pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder negatively affects not only the children who suffer from it, but also their parents. … Continue reading

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Symptoms of OCD?

by stuart miles freedigitalphotos.net This post was written 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 common symptoms. In some cases, … Continue reading

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We Need To Listen

  For the next few weeks I will be reposting some of my older entries. This one first appeared in March of 2013: After my son Dan was diagnosed with OCD, I was determined to do whatever I could to … Continue reading

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How to Stop Enabling OCD Sufferers

Over the years, I’ve written quite a few posts that discuss OCD and family interactions, and the general consensus seems to be that the single most helpful thing loved ones can do for those suffering from OCD is not enable … Continue reading

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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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