Tag Archives: OCD and parents

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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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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Am I To Blame?

There is no question the stigma of mental illness is alive and well, even as many of us work hard to eradicate it.  Sharing our stories, and being candid about our mental health issues, goes a long way toward changing … Continue reading

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