Tag Archives: Mental Health

OCD and Distraction

I’ve previously written about my son’s stay at a world-renowned residential treatment program for obsessive-compulsive disorder. After being there for nine weeks, we felt it was time for Dan to come home and prepare to go back to college. He … Continue reading

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Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is a New York-based nonprofit organization that has awarded nearly $300 million in mental illness research grants since 1987 to scientists around the world.  They are “committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental … Continue reading

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It’s Not Us

For a long time I thought it was us. I even wrote a post a while back where I analyzed interactions and speculated on the possible rationale behind our strained relationships with the staff at our son’s residential treatment program. … Continue reading

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OCD Toolboxes

I see the term “OCD toolbox” being used quite a bit these days. I like it. Just as personifying OCD allows us to view the disorder as separate from the OCD sufferer, the OCD toolbox gives us a way to … Continue reading

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OCD Research Study

If you are currently on medication to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder, you may be eligible to participate in a new study sponsored by the NIMH.  Basically, the purpose of the study is to determine if participants benefit from adding Exposure Response … Continue reading

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A Mom Like Me

Through my blog, I connected with Marlene, whose son Oliver, at nineteen, was the same age as Dan when his OCD was at its worst. Like me at the time, Marlene learned everything she could about OCD, talked with every … Continue reading

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OCD and Sleep

Like a lot of people, I deal with bouts of insomnia every now and then, and so I know firsthand what a lack of sleep can do to a person. I often end up with a headache and sore throat, … Continue reading

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