Tag Archives: obsessions

Do I Really Have OCD?

As many of us know, doubt is the driving force behind obsessive-compulsive disorder. Compulsions are performed to make sure nothing terrible will happen. The problem, of course, is that certainty is unattainable, so when OCD asks the question “Are you … Continue reading

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Anxiety – Avoid or Accept?

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 40 million adults in the United States over the age of 18 suffer from an anxiety disorder, making it the most common brain disorder in our country. Who among us hasn’t … Continue reading

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OCD and Distraction

This post originally appeared July 15, 2013…. 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 … Continue reading

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OCD Thoughts or Just Thoughts?

Obsessions, in relation to OCD, are defined on the IOCDF website as “thoughts, images or impulses that occur over and over again and feel outside of the person’s control.” Those with OCD are often so tormented by their obsessions that … Continue reading

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OCD or Just a Quirk?

Almost everyone I know who blogs about obsessive-compulsive disorder, myself included, has written at least one post expressing frustration over the use of the phrase, “I’m so OCD.” Aside from being grammatically incorrect – nobody is OCD –  it trivializes … Continue reading

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What If the What Ifs Come True?

I will be sharing some of my older posts this week and next. I hope everyone is having a great summer (or winter, depending where you live :)). This post first appeared on January 17, 2012.   In browsing OCD … Continue reading

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Where are the Obsessions?

It seems to me that OCD has become the mental illness du jour. Every day new celebrities announce they have the disorder and it seems to be popping up on prime time television shows as well. After all, it does … Continue reading

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