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Is Liking Your Therapist Enough?

When Dan’s self-diagnosis of OCD was confirmed by his longtime pediatrician, the doctor suggested he see a therapist. So off he went to the most popular clinical psychologist in town, the one all the teens liked. Dan liked him too. … 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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Internet-based Cognitive Behavior Therapy (ICBT)

For people who are suffering for any reason, the internet can offer ready-made support. Those with OCD, for example, can visit blogs, forums, mental health sites, and individual health care provider sites dedicated to their disorder. Now it seems things are going one step further. … Continue reading

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Considering a Residential OCD Program?

When people find out that Dan spent nine weeks at a world-renowned residential program for OCD, they often whisper, “So what was it like there?” When we first visited “the clinic,” I was pleasantly surprised at how bright, airy, and … Continue reading

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Hitting Bottom and Looking for Help

Dan hit bottom while he was at college, fifteen hundred miles away from home. And I took absolutely none of the advice that I just gave in the previous blog. While I was frantically rearranging my life so I could … Continue reading

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How DO you find the experts?

It seems to me there are so many more resources out there than there were just a few years ago, but maybe that’s just because I know where to look now. One of the best resources that I have found is The International … Continue reading

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