Tag Archives: OCD and hyper-responsibility

OCD and Honesty

As a child, my son Dan never lied to me. Okay, I guess I can’t be 100% sure about that, but he was usually an upfront, truthful boy. Teachers and relatives would comment on his honesty as well, saying things … Continue reading

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The Tyrant who is OCD

It has been over a month since the 2012 International OCD Foundation Conference, but one particular presentation I attended still easily brings tears to my eyes. In a session titled “OCD in the Media: The Opportunities and the Challenges,” John … Continue reading

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OCD and Hyper-responsibility

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 happens in the world than they actually do. In my son Dan’s case, … Continue reading

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