Tag Archives: OCD

Distinguishing Between GAD and OCD

  As many parents of children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) will tell you, getting the right diagnosis is half the battle. Getting the right treatment is the other half. It’s true that OCD can be tough to diagnose, especially in … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day Post

On Mother’s Day I often share this post that I wrote in 2011…. If you ask mothers what they want for their children, most would say, “I just want them to be healthy and happy.”  Truly, isn’t that what we … Continue reading

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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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OCD and Siblings

Obsessive-compulsive disorder affects not only sufferers, but their whole family as well. Being privy to the havoc the disorder often causes can be especially disrupting, confusing, and upsetting to children. While parents are likely expending every ounce of energy they … Continue reading

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OCD and Time Management

Time management is a hot topic these days. Whether related to the workplace, school, homemaking, child-rearing, or our personal lives, there just never seems to be enough time to do all the things we need, or want, to do. We … Continue reading

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OCD Network to Recovery

Thank you to everyone for the great response to last week’s post, both via comments and email. Several readers thought my idea would be a worthwhile one for IOCDF Affiliates to adopt, and I hope these organizations will consider it. … Continue reading

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Helping Those With Recovery Avoidance

As I’ve said before, one of the most heartbreaking aspects of OCD is the frequent occurrence of recovery avoidance. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a potentially devastating disorder, but it is treatable. Yet so many sufferers are so terrified of treatment, and … Continue reading

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