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Where is Dan?

My son Dan’s twenty-eighth birthday is in a couple of days, so I thought I’d share this post written in November 2013. He continues to do well after suffering with severe OCD almost nine years ago – and I continue … Continue reading

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Therapists with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

When I first became involved in OCD advocacy about six years ago, I would occasionally come across articles or books written by therapists whose bios revealed that they had OCD themselves. I always found this information comforting, because at the … Continue reading

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Treatment-Resistant OCD

Over the years I have received emails from people with obsessive-compulsive disorder who tell me their OCD is treatment resistant. In some cases they have been told this by a professional, and in other instances people have come to this … Continue reading

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Lighten Up

This post originally appeared on my blog in March 2013: Parents whose children suffer from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder are often devastated and heartbroken. Their formerly happy, loving, well-adjusted son or daughter is now barely functioning, caught up in a world … Continue reading

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Where’s Dan?

I have been fortunate to share the story of my son Dan’s recovery from severe OCD with so many OCD sufferers and their loved ones. The fact that he is doing so well is concrete evidence that OCD, no matter … Continue reading

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Lighten Up

Parents whose children suffer from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder are often devastated and heartbroken. Their formerly happy, loving, well-adjusted son or daughter is now barely functioning, caught up in a world dictated by obsessions and compulsions. To make matters worse, mothers … Continue reading

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Stories of Our Lives

I recently watched this hour-long video posted by John Folk-Williams, who writes the Storied Mind blog. The speaker is Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, author of Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather’s Blessings. Dr. Remen has cared for patients with cancer, … Continue reading

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