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Symptoms of OCD?

by stuart miles freedigitalphotos.net This post was written in November 2011…. For those who think they, or a loved one, might be suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, it is easy to go online and find a list of common symptoms. In some cases, … Continue reading

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OCD and Hyper-responsibility

    Today I’m sharing a post that originally appeared in June 2012: One of the driving forces behind OCD is an inflated sense of responsibility, or hyper-responsibility. Those who suffer from hyper-responsibility believe they have more control over what … 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 and Guilt

If you have obsessive-compulsive disorder or are close to someone who does, then you likely understand why OCD is sometimes referred to as the “doubting disease.” Doubt is what fuels the fire for OCD, and that is why those with … Continue reading

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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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