Tag Archives: Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy

ERP Therapy – An Analogy

by winnond freedigitalphotos.net   This post first appeared on my blog in January 2012…. One of the reasons I became an advocate for OCD awareness was to spread the word that exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy is the therapy … Continue reading

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OCD and Depression

When my son Dan’s obsessive-compulsive disorder was severe, he was also clinically depressed. I didn’t find this surprising in the least. He spent many days just lying on the floor, and he could barely eat. Even when he was somewhat … Continue reading

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OCD and Decision Making

This week I’m sharing a post written in August 2012: Many years ago, I saw the movie Moscow on the Hudson, about a Russian musician named Vladimir Ivanoff who defects to the United States. One scene in particular has always … Continue reading

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Spreading the Word About OCD

Well, I watched ABC News “20/20” on Friday night, and hope some of you got to see it as well. My main reason for blogging has always been to spread the word that OCD, no matter how severe, is treatable, … Continue reading

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OCD and Fear

I’ve previously written about recovery avoidance in those with OCD, and how heartbreaking it can be for family and friends to know there is treatment for the disorder, yet their loved ones refuse to commit themselves to it. I’ve talked … Continue reading

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Sensorimotor OCD

There are so many different types of obsessions and compulsions when it comes to OCD. Perhaps one of the less talked about are sensorimotor, or body-focused, obsessions which involve a heightened awareness and focus on involuntary bodily activities and processes. … Continue reading

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Can We Decide Not to Worry?

I was an anxious child and an anxious teenager. After I graduated high school, I distinctly remember saying to myself, “Enough worrying. You’re going to college. Relax and have a good time.” And I did. I didn’t worry about my … Continue reading

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