Tag Archives: personifying OCD

Dan Versus OCD

This post first appeared in June 2013…….. At the time my son Dan’s OCD was at its worst, he had not eaten in over a week. I flew down to be with him at his college, and though he was … Continue reading

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Freedom From OCD

During the next few weeks, I will be busy working on my book, as its publication date of January 16, 2015 draws closer. (For more information, check out the “My Book” tab above.) I’ll be reposting some of my older, … Continue reading

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Dan Versus OCD

At the time my son Dan’s OCD was at its worst, he had not eaten in over a week. I flew down to be with him at his college, and though he was only two weeks away from completing his … Continue reading

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OCD Toolboxes

I see the term “OCD toolbox” being used quite a bit these days. I like it. Just as personifying OCD allows us to view the disorder as separate from the OCD sufferer, the OCD toolbox gives us a way to … Continue reading

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Freedom from OCD

When he was dealing with severe obsessive compulsive disorder, my son Dan spent nine weeks in a residential treatment program. During this time, he kept saying that he “wanted his freedom back.” I wasn’t sure if he was talking about … Continue reading

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The Enemy

I was browsing in a bookstore recently and came across a book for children with OCD.  This particular book suggested that the child give his/her OCD a name. This is a concrete way to bring home the fact that OCD … Continue reading

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