Tag Archives: reassurance

Should OCD Therapists Participate in Exposures?

I’ve written a lot about exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy and how to evaluate your therapist. I’ve said that many good therapists will tell you,“I won’t ask you to do anything I wouldn’t do myself.” But do these therapists … Continue reading

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When Instincts are Wrong

This week I’m sharing a post from 2011 (wow, I’ve been blogging a long time!): I’ve mentioned in at least a couple of my posts that you should trust your instincts when helping a loved one deal with obsessive-compulsive disorder. … Continue reading

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OCD and Reassurance

      This post first appeared on January 3, 2012… One of the most common manifestations of obsessive-compulsive disorder is the need for reassurance. “Are you sure it is okay if I do this or that?” “Are you sure … Continue reading

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Parents With OCD

Because my son has OCD, many of my posts focus on a parent’s perspective; what are the best ways we can help our children?  But what if you are the child, and your parent is the one struggling with the … Continue reading

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Symptoms of OCD?

This was originally posted in November 2011: For those who think they, or a loved one, might be suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, it is easy to go online and find a list of typical symptoms. In some cases, people’s obsessions and compulsions might … Continue reading

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