Tag Archives: OCD and uncertainty

Where’s Dan?

I have been fortunate to share the story of my son Dan’s recovery from severe OCD with so many OCD sufferers and their loved ones. The fact that he is doing so well is concrete evidence that OCD, no matter … Continue reading

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Can We Decide Not to Worry?

I was an anxious child and an anxious teenager. After I graduated high school, I distinctly remember saying to myself, “Enough worrying. You’re going to college. Relax and have a good time.” And I did. I didn’t worry about my … Continue reading

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Is That an Exposure … or a Ritual?

Once again, I am fortunate to introduce Dr. Seth Gillihan, who has previously guest-blogged for ocdtalk: In exposure and response prevention (ERP) for OCD, the OCD sufferer deliberately confronts situations and thoughts that provoke distress (the exposure part), and resists … Continue reading

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The Nonsense of OCD

Warning: Parts of this post might be triggering for some people. As we know, it is the need for certainty that fuels the fires of OCD. Compulsions are performed to reduce anxiety by making sure everything is okay. For OCD … Continue reading

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OCD and Perfectionism

Is it a good or bad to be a perfectionist? To answer this question, it’s important to understand the difference between adaptive and maladaptive perfectionism. This brief article defines these two types of perfectionism: Adaptive/Healthy Perfectionism This type of perfectionism … Continue reading

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OCD and Vacationing

As the Fourth of July rolls around, many of us are firmly entrenched in our summers and looking forward to upcoming vacations. I know I am! But what about those with OCD? How does going on vacation, planning a vacation, … Continue reading

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OCD and The Solving Ritual

  When someone is diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, education is essential. Understanding what the disorder entails and how to best treat it are key components to recovery. As we know, however, OCD can be very sneaky, and sometimes this quest … Continue reading

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