Tag Archives: ERP Therapy

The Bergen Treatment – Intensive Therapy for OCD

  My son Dan suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder so severe he could not even eat. He spent nine weeks at an intensive world-renowned residential program where he learned techniques through the use of exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy. These … Continue reading

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OCD and The Holidays

    A version of this post first appeared November 2015….. With the holiday season upon us, many of us are firmly entrenched in the excitement, anticipation, and busyness of this time of year. Maybe we will visit friends or … Continue reading

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OCD and Physical Pain

  Many people believe that physical pain and mental pain can be connected. I often hear from people with severe OCD who also suffer from debilitating physical pain. It’s not unusual, once their OCD is treated, for their physical symptoms … Continue reading

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ERP Therapy – A Well-Guarded Secret?

OCD Awareness Week has come and gone and there were many successful, informative events to help all those whose lives have been touched by obsessive-compulsive disorder. I think the IOCDF always does a great job with its programming. There was … Continue reading

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OCD and Flooding

This post first appeared on my blog in December 2013…. Until recently I had never heard the term “flooding” in reference to obsessive-compulsive disorder, but over the past couple of months I’ve connected with three parents of children with OCD … Continue reading

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When Instincts are Wrong

This post first appeared on my blog in 2011 (wow, I’ve been blogging a long time!): At times I’ve mentioned that you should trust your instincts when helping a loved one deal with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Turns out that’s not always … Continue reading

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OCD and Showering

  When my son Dan was in the throes of severe obsessive-compulsive disorder in 2008, he would sit in his “safe chair” for eight hours at a time. He was literally “stuck.” While I didn’t realize it at the time, … Continue reading

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