Tag Archives: GAD

Distinguishing Between GAD and OCD

  As many parents of children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) will tell you, getting the right diagnosis is half the battle. Getting the right treatment is the other half. It’s true that OCD can be tough to diagnose, especially in … Continue reading

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OCD, Tics, and Tourette Syndrome

When my son Dan’s obsessive-compulsive disorder was at its worst, he developed facial contortions, or twitching, as well as some noticeable tics. As if having severe OCD wasn’t frightening enough! As it turns out, tics and Tourette syndrome are not … Continue reading

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OCD, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Treatment

I recently read this article on social anxiety, and it struck me how many of the examples listed reminded me of my son Dan when his OCD was severe. Those with social anxiety disorder are typically terrified of how others … Continue reading

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OCD is Messy

I follow a number of blogs written by OCD sufferers, and the more I read, the more I realize how complicated, confusing, and unpredictable OCD can be. I know a fair amount about the disorder. My son has OCD and … Continue reading

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