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When Instincts Are Wrong

I have mentioned in at least a couple of  my posts that you should trust your instincts in regard to helping your loved one deal with OCD.  Turns out that’s not always true…..especially when we’re talking about family accommodation. Family accommodation, … Continue reading

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A Perfect Storm?

Can the beginning of one’s OCD often be traced back to one event?  Looking back, I do think this was true for Dan. When he was around twelve, he and his good friend were horsing around at our house.  Dan was twirling … Continue reading

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OCD and ADHD. Is There Really a Connection?

I know that some research has shown that there may be some connection between OCD and ADHD (nobody uses ADD anymore?) but when I came across this post recently, I couldn’t help chuckling. To me, the basic symptoms for ADHD seem to describe the complete … Continue reading

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Real reality?

Over the past couple of years, there have been several Reality TV shows focusing on OCD. I have seen snippets of  The OCD Project and some friends told me about A&E’s  Obsessed, but I never actually saw any of those episodes. There have … Continue reading

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OCD about OCD

As I’ve mentioned before, Dan entered a residential treatment program for OCD in the summer so he would be well enough to return to college in the fall. Nine weeks later, though he had made great strides, the staff recommended that Dan stay until … Continue reading

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“Get Him Out of There”

Dan’s nine week stay at an OCD clinic was full of surprises.  He went there in the summer so that he could get some help and be able to go back to college in the Fall. Dan was the model patient, … Continue reading

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Let’s keep talking OCD

It seems to me that there are more and more blogs out there about OCD. From first-person accounts,  to stories of family members, to blogs by mental health professionals, the word is slowly but surely getting out there. The more … Continue reading

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